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The Pleats Chair is an aluminium chair that is lightweight and strong with a pleated structure. Corrugated structure is widely used in an architecture and a fashion in terms of the strong structure and the beautiful aesthetics.The Pleats Chair highlights both aspects with a carefully designed pleats pattern.

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My first approach to this project was to develop a strong yet lightweight chair. Aluminium is not only a good material for it’s rigidity and lightness but also recycling. The energy to recycle the aluminum only requires 5% energy of producing the new aluminum. The recycled aluminium generally can save significant amount of the cost over the production of new aluminium, even after the cost of collection, separation and recycling are taken into account.

In order to achieve an elegant aesthetic, a custom-made two-part mold was designed with a pattern of the pleats. These pleats are pressed on to the aluminum sheets with a strong pressure to make the body of the Pleats Chair.

The profile of the cross section continuous from the backrest to the seat smoothly with legs by sharing same radius. As a result, the thin shell of the body can stay rigid to seat on while maintaining a delicate aesthetic and a lightweight. The embossed pattern and the profile of the chair brings a unique character to the Pleated Chair.

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old friend lighting

I designed ‘Old friend lighting’ for my friend. I have an old friend from elementary school. I gave him gifts when he has a big event such as joining the army. In this time, my friend was getting married. So I made this light for him.

This lighting is story about two people who have different personality but similar. So this lighting also was constructed two geometry that is similar but different. One is edged, other thing is round. And they blend in with each other and make shiny light. Our lives and friendship were like this, and I hope my friend also would be harmonized with his wife in their married life.

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NAVER OFFICE FURNITURE COLLECTION

Naver asked us to new design the furnitures at their training institure where the existing furnitures did not function well in the educational environment. We started looking at the desk and made a series of furnitures to make the education easy and smooth. Campus One is the outcome, office furniture collection for the Naver traning institute in Chuncheon.

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The institute opened in 2014, it was designed in the light of architectural styles and interiors and the study on usability was continued based on an educational program. It was intended to refine previous inconveniences and make furniture that has the distinctive features of NAVER. As a project manager, I was in charge of whole process from concept development to design and production.

Ilseop Yoon

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Construction Completed, 2010. 05 Location : Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, Korea Use: Club house Site Area: 481,238 sqm Building Area: 264.60 sqm Gross Floor Area: 320.79 sqm Construction: Steel frame structure Building scope: 1F

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JOHO Architecture is an architecture firm established in Seoul by architect Lee Jeong Hoon in 2009. Lee studied architecture and philosophy at Sungkyunkwan University before earning a master’s degree in architectural materials at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Nancy and an architects license (D.P.L.G.) at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette.

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In 2010 he was the recipient of the Korean Young Architect Award, and in 2013 his firm was named a ‘Design Vanguard’ by the US architectural magazine Architectural Record, a title awarded to emerging architects. He was awarded the 2014 Fritz Höger Architecture Award (Germany), the 2015 THE PLAN AWARD (Italy), and was also included among the Wallpaper* Architects’ Directory (UK).

Interpreting architecture as a part of the humanities, JOHO Architecture bases their philosophy on creating a new identity and discourse in contemporary cities. In addition, architectural materials are set as a unit of ‘geo_metry’ and designs are developed through the grouping, addition and subtraction of these units. This ‘material_metry’ refers to the reinterpretation of a material’s meaning within the context of a site.

JOHO Architecture

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"Queen" Pendant & floor lamp W/D/H 695 x 286 x 450 mm

Finnish birch plywood 40W-60W E27

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"Queen" Pendant & floor lamp W/D/H 695 x 286 x 450 mm

Finnish birch plywood 40W-60W E27

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"Colony" Floor / Pendant lamp W/D/H 480 x 330 x 320 mm

Finnish birch plywood 40W-60W E27

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"Cell Ø88" brass candle holder W/D/H Ø88 x 0.5mm

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