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Room 2014 1200 x 1305 x 450 Medium Density Fiberboard

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Room 2014 1600 x 530 x 450 Medium Density Fiberboard

This is a cabinet with the motif of a commonly-seen element of interior decoration in a room 'mould'. A hidden handle is created by controlling the thickness of a mould and it is designed to be split when opening the door.

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Room 2014

These furniture under the concept of molding can have diverse transformation. More than the shape of a square or rectangular, they can turn to a closet or multi-sized sideboards to be placed in the living room according to spatial functionality.

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Lean chair 2009 900 x 970 x 620 fabric, stainless steel

We are slating the glass when we drink the water or liquor. Although we slant it more, the liquor is always to be horizontal. Lean chair is designed to be horizontal with dynamism of inverted triangle shape of cocktail glass slanted. The chair is a glass to have people

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Garlic table+stool 2015 900 x 750/350 x 450 Medium Density Fiberboard, ash wood

The garlic is round-shaped but standing well anywhere as it is getting thicker down. Generally, a table has four legs but we have designed a table and a stool with a single leg inspired by the structure of a garlic.

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Garlic table 2015

Garlic table in the size of 2100cm horizontally and 850cm vertically can be used by six persons with the structure of garlic-shaped two legs. These legs are united following the processing of four separate hardboard and are painted with diverse colors.

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Falling shelf 2011 400 x 400 x 1200 supermirror steel

This is a piece of Korean traditional furniture 'Sabangtakja (open four-sided shelf)'. The etagere-type furniture is open on all sides and only supported by columns. It is originally made of wood and composed of a thin center board strongly connected by butt joint or miter joint, but Falling shelf used a sophisticated metal property 'super mirror' instead of wood. Moreover, it catches eyes on a variety of story made by the reflection of purposely stopped status of a number of falling boards originally having a shelf function.

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Forest 2013 2000 x 420 x 800 fabric, oak wood

Trees gathered form a cozy forest. A series of trees creates a small forest forming a backrest on the sofa.

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Signature series 2011

Signature series were produced from the most basic lines of furniture generating proper form and function as a motif. This series made from shelves, chairs and illuminations were created after sketching them in a simple shape typically featuring each of them and turning to three dimensions.

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Signature shelve 2011 1400 x 350 x 1250 steel ,Powder Coating

Thinking of a furniture with function as shelf, among a lot of lines drown, selecting the most fundamental lines that can form a shape called as a shelf are converted to a body. Horizontal and vertical lines by drawing meet across too make a partition. The line to be horizontal makes a plane as a function of shelf, and the line to be vertical is linked to a post. The cross of perpendicular and horizontal of line and plane is used to be naturally a partition. Signature is made by a combination of simple and brief configuration factors.

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Arch chair 2015 ash wood

Arch has the structure widely used during the Roman Empire or by the medieval architects and can support the weight enough. There are lots of arch shapes but here used the simplest shape of semi-circular arch for the structure and function of a chair. Arch used for this chair was designed with totally four legs and same size of back and seat.

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Rainbow lighting 2009 Arduino jumper cables , led

It is used with jumper cable that are commonly found inside the electronic product. This cable has various colors, and moreover it has large area with several wire. We cutoff this wire and made bigger size of side linking a LED to each fuse manually.

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Jellyfish 2010

Jellyfish resemble illuminations shining stunningly undersea. The look of jellyfish moving freely translucently was used as a motif, and silicone and LED light source were applied to this illumination.

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Sponge chair 2009 900 x 900 x 700 sponge, stainless steel

The nature of material-we find possibility in it. It is a very natural work to draw the only and unique potential within the material into the substance. Its designer makes the environment. When the designer leads the subject material appear as a form he or she wants sympathizing with it, and the form plays its role, the ‘soft design’ we think is completed. Soft design is unenforced naturalness.

It draws a form of material which it is necessarily to be in certain nature and environment, respecting characteristics of the material. There is no awkwardness in the form because the unique characteristic of the material is absorbed in it. The material and its form harmonize well. And it is distinguished from hard design, which designers usually make the form by perforce, ignoring the nature of the material and setting it into the form already made that is somewhat awkward.

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Pot-stool 2012

This stool was designed using a flower pot as a motif. It resembles a 45cm high big pot and yet, made from elastic sponge, gives us light and soft impression.

Jonghwan Baek, a chief designer at WGNB, studied at Kookmin University, graduate school and he has worked in many different fields as a space and furniture designer. He undertook some high-profile space work, including the lake house which is famous as ‘Hyunbin’s house’ in TV drama ‘secret garden’, papyrus optician’s retail shop, Kyobo book center, Lotte premium food market and Dexter studios.

In addition, the furniture he designed was on display at Kimiart gallery, Zaha museum, Culture station seoul 284. He was credited for his job not only domestically but also internationally, so that won the JCD Design Award as well as Red dot award, winning them in 2014. His work has been published in major design publications like FRAME, PLUSDESIGN, Archdaily, Designboom and so on.


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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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POH 0500

The simplicity of the chair, the chair beyond what it seeks to express is the result of many thoughts that are not easy to make. What I wanted to do in designing the POH 0500 was how to design it to achieve a simple looking structure. It is also devising a way to not lose the aesthetics with the design of the structure that can support the user's load, which is the most important factor in designing the chair. So the design looks simple, but the POH 0500 has been completed with engineering through an intensive process. - Team project in Livart
 Material: powder-coated steel, plywood, aluminum Award: Selection, Good Design Award, Korea(KIDP) Production: 2011

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'긋다' Drawing

'Draw' is a table focused on proportional and shaping through the strength and intersection of lines as if drawing a stroke in space. The lines of the table reveal the structure and the weave, and sometimes have the shape of being disassembled and reassembled through the reflection of the pattern glass placed on it. The top plate of the table can be easily separated and the material and color can be changed according to the atmosphere and situation of the space. - Studio project: We design for ourselves.
 Material: powder-coated steel, patterned glass Production: not in production

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RDA 3008

The function of the table is simple. However, the number of available cases is infinite. RDA 3008 is not a specialist-focused table of existing office furniture. This product is designed in the form of using minimal elements to perform the role and functions of the table in any environment. I think that it is the form that the basic element of formative, the meeting of the face and the face, has to be the table which becomes the base of the furniture.

We wanted to maximize texture expression by visualizing the cool and solid image of aluminum and the warm feeling of wood through the contrast of straight lines and curves. - Team project in Livart
 Material: powder-coated steel, plywood, aluminum Award: Selection, Good Design Award, Korea(KIDP) Production: 2011

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The Contrast

"Stark contrast makes perfect harmony in some cases." The Contrast is a container where you keep your favorites. Designed to wrap the powder-coated steel plates, the Contrast’s ultimate focus is to emphasize stark contrast between light and shade. And the stark contrast makes perfect harmony in the container. - Studio project: We design for ourselves.
 Material: powder-coated steel, natural wood Production: not in production

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The 301G Chair is designed for a simple task in the office and for a mobile work environment. In addition, the 301G Chair is used of fabric finishing for comfortable use in home and office environment, and the weight is reduced by reducing the volume through the use of plastic material and the development of tilt mechanism. - Team project in Livart
 Material: plastic, fabric, sponge, metal and etc. Production: 2012

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WV Design Studio, 〈Design for us: Re-design〉, 2017. Used Hair Dryer, 213x212x94.

In the process of selecting a product for the studio project, we thought that if the designer had to make the final beauty, he would have to choose a hair dryer without hesitation. Every morning, the hair dryer we face is creating a visual pollution of the day, with absolutely comical shapes and tangle of wires. Just like every designer, we decided to make our own cool hair dryer. We thought so. We will redesign the dryer we were using.

WV Design studio is located in Seoul, South Korea with two designers, Chae Won-sik and Kim Bo-ryoung. They majored in industrial design and product design at Hongik University. After graduation, they worked as an office chair and electronics designer at Livart and Samsung. In 2013, they started their own work and opened the studio.

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