Art Space Pinocchio in Pocheon

Pinocchio, a space for artistic experience nestling in the secluded rural landscape near Unak Mountain in Pocheon, was a deserted space for more than 2 years. The owner wanted the bleak empty space to be remodeled as a space for artistic experience for children, while specific programs required exhibition, experience, book cafe, performance, education etc.

The floor height of the existing building was considerable and the second floor was gable-roofed. Imagining Pinocchio in the stomach of a whale, I proposed a space with ‘a house in house’ and for this I divided up large spaces vertically in the concept of attics and adjusted them to fit the scale of children.

I tried to create a space that stimulates the imagination and susceptibility of children, meeting the purpose of space that the owner asked for. Instead of inducing interest by decorative and visual elements, I induced the children themselves to communicate with the interior and exterior of the building, roaming around various spaces of the building.

Architects: UTAA
Location: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Area: 495 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jin Hyo-suk


Poke Hanger, 2013

Kyuhyung Cho made a hanger with sticks and two rings inspired by a surrealist, René Magritte, to create poetic imagery in our everyday life. 

The main part of the hanger is a combination of a steel pipe and two solid metal rings which are heavy enough to be stable as a hanger. It is possible to add wood poles to the main part depending on your situation.

When you make a hanger with the main body and wood poles, it displays a surrealistic moment; the small ring floating up in the air without any connection to the ground, poles standing by themselves. Furthermore, you can play with gravity by hanging your clothes or hats on it.

Main Body: Small Ring Ø 180 mm, Large Ring Ø 360 mm, Height 1600 mm
Wood Pole: Ø 25 mm, 1650 mm

Kyuhyung Cho

Paradox of non-existent existence

Many creations have been derived and developed from the notion of the archetype of existing object. The idea about the archetype of the object has been also a recurring topic explored by many artists. But most archetypes of existing objects in modern society have been stuck in the concept that is predetermined by the notion of convenience for capitalism and materialism.

They have been seen only in their designated perspective. If it is not existed in the way that they were supposed to be and most people expect to see, it can be perceived that it is non-existent as people tend to believe only what they have believed and they also see only what they want to see and it shows repulsion against the unfamiliar and new perspective of existing objects unconsciously so people believe that it is not existed.

This paradox can be resolved by the fusion of the unexpected and inexistent aspect of objects and manifests in a resistance against the traditional and existing perspective of objects.

Photographer : Kwangbok Jack Lee
Make-up : Kyungju Claire Chung
Stylist : Heather Hyein Lee, Yoon Yoon
Hair : Kyungju Claire Chung, Heather Hyein Lee
Retoucher : MJ Kim
Model : Gabriel Lefelman

Byung mun Seo

The Grasshopper table creates a horizontal multi-player surface for serious play. The geometry comes from the internal requirements of a projector and camera, and the exterior requirements of knee space. The heat formed HDPE construction allows for a thin wall section and helicoidal stability. The project was initiated by Ien Cheng with the collaboration of Seth Hunter.

Höweler + Yoon Architecture / MY Studio is a multidisciplinary practice, founded by J. Meejin Yoon and Eric Höweler, operating in the space between architecture, art, and landscape.

MY Studio

The concept provides a man, 6 m high, bowing in a typically Asian greeting gesture. The blue color means lack of prejudice.

In October 2012 a statue was unveiled in the neighbourhood of Buceo, Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a planned world series in multiple locations.


Culmination Ⅲ, 90x90cm, Acrylic&pencil on unprimed canvas, 2013

Culmination Ⅰ, 160x150cm, Acrylic&pencil on unprimed canvas, 2013

4th Nature Ⅱ,160x150cm, Acrylic&pencil on unprimed canvas, 2013

Personified Memory piece I, piece1, Acrylic & digital print on, micro fibre, 160x130cm, 2010

Personified Memory piece I, II, III, IV, Acrylic & digital print on, micro fibre, 160x130cm, 2010

Jeong was born in Seoul, South Korea, but has lived in London since 2005. She has studied at Ewha Womans University (Seoul), Slade School of Fine Art, and Goldsmiths.

Solo exhibitions include Axonometric, Sumarria Lunn, London (2011). Jeong has exhibited in group shows including the Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries in London, and the KIAF – Korea International Art Fair, with SUMARRIA LUNN//Hanmi Gallery, Seoul (2010), Invisible Bond, Korean Cultural Centre, London (2010), T-R-A-C-E, Shan Hyu Museum, China (2010). Yun-Kyung Jeong is the recipient of a number of awards including the Songam Artist Prize and the Joongang Fine Art Prize in 2011.

Yun Kyung Jeong

Ramus M1 (Module Number 01) Table/Desk

Design Studio IL HOON ROH will present the first module of the Ramus series M1 (“Ramus M1”) to the public for the first time at the Salone Satellite 2013.

“Ramus”, which means “tree branch” in Latin, originated from an idea that was first introduced in D Light at the Salone Satellite in 2011.

The Ramus M1 is an architectural sculpture piece which combines the strengths of carbon fibre together with the structural advantages that can be found in the branch of a tree, maximising its structural strength capacity.

Ramus M1 is the latest development and creation in the designer’s long-term study of efficient forms found in nature and his passion to design works with an architectural concept and through a “natural” method that maximises the material’s potential.

Ramus M1 is made of carbon fibre, which is also used in fighter jets, F1 cars and space shuttles. Precision-engineered aircraft grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel components were also utilised.

  Ramus M1 has been developed as a part of a modular system with future expansion and modification of the design in mind.

The Ramus M1 project was an international collaboration. For over two years, the designer collaborated with an Italian mathematics/software company, TSI s.r.l., to calculate optimum overall geometry, a UK manufacturing company, Penta Patterns (which is also involved in manufacturing F1 cars), to create a master pattern by using advanced CNC technology, and a South Korean composite material specialist, Inno Comtech, for carbon fibre.

The project was also supported by South Korea’s KIDP/Ministry of Culture’s Next Generation Design Leader program.

Ramus M1 (Module Number 01) Table/Desk

Material: carbon fibre, Aircraft grade aluminium alloy and stainless steel components with toughened glass top

Colour and finish: carbon fibre with different pattern dimensions, silver carbon, carbon with Kevlar (aramid) reinforcements.

Available in gloss or satin finish.

Size: L200cm x W80cm x H76cm

Il Hoon Roh

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