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Drape, Versatile Furnishing Unit, 2017

Drape is a multi-use furnishing module for numerous configurations. The sand cast aluminum unit is inspired by curtain panels and appears to suspend from the surfaces placed on top. The corrugated shape gives the stability while keeping it as minimal as possible. Books can also be placed in those folds of drapery. Elegant, yet sturdy, Drape combines a graphical aesthetic and structural integrity. Produced in small batches, each result varies from one to another.

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Graft, Table, 2017

The Graft is a hand-made collection, investigating traditional carpentry, with a modern twist. A joint is formed by two surfaces abutting at an angle of 45 degrees. The result is not only stronger in joints but it also offers dynamic visuals at every angle.

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CityCamera, Space & bespoke furniture, 2017

Bespoke furniture and interior concept for City Camera a ‘photography multi-space’ where camera shop, photography bookstore, gallery, art project space and cafe coexist. In Itaewon/Hannam-dong, Seoul.

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Joist, Candle Holder, 2016

Joist is a utilitarian, yet sophisticated candle holder made from extruded brass. The cross-sectional profile is carefully resized and refined for extrusion. While horizontal flanges work both as a base and as a handle, a vertical web supports the candle in place. Joist is a single candle holder, but it can also be extruded longer as a candelabra.

It is the part of an ongoing object series, including a tray, a bowl, and a paperweight, discovering many possibilities of the iconic construction beam.

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Joist, I-beam inspired pencil tray. Made of Brass. Size 190x60x50 mm.

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Oblik, Coat Hanger, 2016

Oblik is a vertical coat rack designed for small spaces. Initially made from scrap pieces of solid oak at a workshop, it is a result of the simple production with basic wood machinery. Hooks are cut in angle and rounded off for garments to be hung. Oblik is available in two different versions – wall-mounted or hanging from the ceiling.

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The RSVP archiving series designed in collaboration with artist Kim Daun

TIEL, a Seoul-based multidisciplinary creative practice, brings together the minds of Charlotte Therre and Joong Han Lee. Both graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven, the Swiss-Korean duo worked and gathered experiences simultaneously in the United States, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, before found their studio in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016.

TIEL offers creative direction, product, graphic and space design, focusing on research, concept development, and collaboration with professionals in different fields.


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NULL - EV with APPs Concept

"NULL" is a mobile widget concept for next generation EV which people can install various application modules on its back.

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EV(Electric Vehicle) so far, has been designed as solution to save energy and space. New EV concept 'NULL' is not only designed to save but also to have high consumer appeal by fashionable and affordable way. Null was inspired by smart phone industry based on the open-source marketing of app store.

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Null has a docking system on its back where the physical apps(functional modules) are docked into, so users can customize their vehicle according to their lifestyle by small change. Apps can be produced by various suppliers because they have the standard specification. This is exciting new opportunities for automobile industry to establish a clean and creative design for the future society.

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According to the Swedish carmaker, the new Volvo XC60 was made as an urban ride built on the carmaker’s latest platform and powertrain. Volvo’s first Korean designer Lee Jung-hyun focused on coming up with a sophisticated Swedish luxury look for the new XC60.

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“While maintaining the essence of the first generation of the XC60, I wanted to make it more dynamic and sexy,” Lee Jung-hyun said at the event. “I was selected as a finalist with my design sketch, which I believe is because I shared the same vision for the XC60 with Design Chief Thomas Ingenlath,” he added.

The height of the car has been lowered by 55 millimeters but its length and width were increased by 45 and 10 millimeters respectively, giving the midsize SUV a more stable yet dynamic exterior.

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“I imagined a constrained but muscular athlete when designing the car,” Lee Jung-hyun said. Lee, 38, is the first Korean designer at Volvo, as well as the senior designer that led the design team behind the new best-selling model XC60.

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Lee, who currently works as a senior designer at the headquarters of the Swedish car manufacturer, studied mechanical engineering at a university in South Korea, but went to study abroad in Sweden to pursue his dream to become an automotive designer, a bold move that led him to land a job at Volvo in 2010.

Since then, Lee competed with some 30 other designers at the Swedish car manufacturer before being given the opportunity to lead the design of the all-new XC60 which has come back fully changed after 8 years.

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The up and coming South Korean designer says his design philosophy can be described as ‘Lagom’, a Swedish word which means ‘not too much, not too little, but just enough,’ and the design of the new Volvo XC60 reflects Lee’s belief.

“I tried to show influences from the Scandinavian sentiment, while respecting the activeness and elegance of the XC60 series. I wanted to design a car that is timeless and not affected by trends much,” Lee said.

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From the bonnet, the upward beltline that connects to the back of the car, coupled with the vehicle’s roofline and the D pillar that add to speediness, all contributed to the XC60’s dynamic and strong image.

Lee says when he saw the first generation of the XC60 series, it reminded him of Korean bows, and thought of coming up with designs that would work with South Korean consumers.

“I thought of the kind of cars my friends, my father and I would want to ride in hopes of better sales performance in the South Korean market. I believe the mixture of the Swedish brand’s design philosophy and the South Korean sensibility will prove competitive,” Lee said.

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The 2018 XC60 will be offered in three powertrain options including a 2.0-liter turbo-four in the T5, a 2.0-liter super- and turbocharged I-4 in the T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid that couples the T6’s engine to an electric motor.

Expect the base 2.0-liter turbo-four to be rated around 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, with the super- and turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 checking in at 316 hp and 295 lb-ft. An eight-speed automatic transmission should be the only gearbox available across the entire lineup. Volvo also says that the lighter and smaller XC60 plug-in hybrid should be able to travel more miles in EV mode compared to the heavier XC90.

Available features include a large digital multi-information display replacing traditional gauges, leather upholstery, a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, LED headlights, Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system with a portrait-style 9-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, and a panoramic sunroof.

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