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Posts tagged as 'Korea'

Sun 17.8.

ABC Building by Wise Architects (KR)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 17.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

ABC Building by Wise Architects, photo: Chin Hyosook

ABC Building by Wise Architects, photo: Chin Hyosook

A narrow exterior stair allows visitors to climb to the top of the five storey, black brick ABC Building by Seoul-based Wise Architects. The climb provides views to Seoul’s Sunjung-Reung park and its royal tombs of the Chosun dynasty.


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Tue 22.5.

ICFF 2012: ‘A Collection’ by Steve Oh (KR/US)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 22.05.2012 - Tagged as: , , , , , , ,

Detail of the 'A Chair' from Steve Oh's 'A Collection'

A young Korean-American designer Steve Oh has just unveiled his latest collection of maple furniture during this year’s edition of New York’s ICFF. ‘A personal interpretation of classic Shaker furniture’ which is known for its ascetic simplicity and use of innovative joinery, Oh’s equally pared-down, functional ‘A Collection’ has been developed in its entirety using natural materials: solid maple wood and 100% wool felt and comprises a chair, a barstool and a table designs. (more…)

'Ta-rae Lighting' by Design Virus

As part of London Design Week 2011, an exhibition of Korean design, which goes by the rather cunning title ‘Korea Design’, will showcase the work of 15 companies and individuals. Covering furniture, lighting, product and textile design, the show functions as a corrective to the prevalent image of Korean design as one associated with electronics and other high-tech goods. (more…)

Fri 17.6.

Galleria Centercity by UNStudio – Ben van Berkel (NL)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 17.06.2011 - Tagged as: , ,

Galleria Centercity by UNStudio - Ben van Berkel; photo by Kim Yong-Kwan

The award-winning Amsterdam-based practice UNStudio – Ben van Berkel has realised this 66,000-square-meters department store located in the Korean city of Cheonan. Called Galleria Centercity, the building has been completed in 2010 and, as explained by the architects behind the project, ‘responds to the current retail climate in Asia, where department stores also operate as social and semi-cultural meeting places. Because of this, the quality of the public spaces within the building was treated as an integral aspect of the design.’ (more…)

Mon 28.3.

‘Handy chair’ by Tak Euy sung (KR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.03.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Handy chair' by Tak Euy sung

Three layers of ram skin covered EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) strung with an ordinary tension belt – this is what the ‘Handy chair’ by the young corean designer and graduate from Hong-ik University of Wood working & Furniture design in Seoul Tak Euy sung is composed of.


Thu 30.9.

‘Leaf-it’ by Appree (KR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 30.09.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

'Leaf-it Ginko' by Appree

We are still in Valencia. At the designboom mart in a beautiful Art Nouveau market hall in the city’s centre the young Korean designer of Appree presented his highly poetic ‘Leaf-its’. The stickers are available through the designboom shop. The market will be open until 3rd October from 5 – 10 pm.


Wed 28.7.

Earth House by BCHO Architects (KOR)

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 28.07.2010 - Tagged as: , , ,

Earth House, photo by Sung Kwon Kim

This subterranean house was built in honor of the Korean poet Yoon Dong-joo and is designed by Seoul based practice BCHO Architects. It is based on an outer concrete structure, the interior space is devided by rammed earth walls.

“The earth used for the walls is from the site excavation. Even though the viscosity of the existing earth was low, only minimal white cement and lime was used so the earth walls can return to the soil later”, the architects explain.


'From Glitter 2010-02' by Kang Myung

There’s something of the Art Deco about Korean designer Kang Myungsun’s beautiful, organic forms, shown last week at Design Miami Basel. Maybe it’s the use of mother-of-pearl, or perhaps it’s the black urethane finish, which is suggestive of lacquerwork. Whatever it is, her tables and benches from the ‘From Glitter’ collection are striking and memorable.

'From Glitter 2010-03' by Kang Myungsun

Kang Myungsun’s work was exhibited in Basel as part of Seoul-based Gallery Seomi’s offering of limited-edition design from Korea.

'From Glitter 2010-01' by Kang Myungsun

to Gallery Seomi’s website

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Design Miami Basel 2010: ‘From Glitter’ by Kang Myungsun (KR)