This work is unique.
Boasting a versatile repertoire of work, Kim Baek Ki discovers inspiration in a spectrum of stimuli. Previously a successful product designer, Kim has extrapolated from former projects and allowed his repository of past experiences to inform his current endeavours. The series Domestic Perspectives is an effort to link and conflate collective elements in the medium of furniture. Out of this series emerges the beautiful Positives=Negatives (Lot 976), a lacquered wooden object that adopts its flaring contours from the roof of a traditional Korean house. Ingenuity, though, does not end at appropriating forms followed by reassigning functions. "Everything has two sides," the designer has declared—the positive and the negative aspects of the work manifest themselves in its dual orientation. As is displayed in the lot image, it is a bench, a low-height desk. When flipped upside down, it becomes a rack, a shelf. A brilliant conflation has thus been achieved. Clean contours and symmetrical cavities make up the shape of the piece. Coated lastly with an unexpected burst of bright orange, Positives=Negatives secures its place as a product of the contemporary.
 Artist's statement.
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