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Hailing from Eindhoven, design team Joonsoo Kim, Hyunwook Lee and Jungyou Choi seek to distill out of the human experience objects of both aesthetic and quotidian applications. Trained both in their native Korea and their current home the Netherlands, Kim, Lee and Choi undertake to weave together in enchanting ways elements from these two vastly different visual cultures, and eventually find a shared resonance that transcends any nationality or ethnicity. Not only practical, products dotingly handmade at their studio exhibit an inimitable affection and a humanist beauty. The designers' dogged commitment toward integrating people with one another underlines their philosophy, permeates their pieces and in the end, sets them apart from their peers.
The Living Light (Lot 977) is an illuminating feat of wooden symmetry, though in truth it is so much more—it is a three-dimensional catalyst for social interaction and an elegant pretext to foster relationships. Possessing a life of their own, the overlapping "petals" of this hanging "blossom" rise up and the entire apparatus "blooms" as people congregate and gather underneath it. The light is triggered and gains in brightness simultaneously. Gently expanding and opening up, the sculpture comes to life in quiet celebration of inter-human communication.
Rocking on the Beach (Lot 978) comprises of two chairs, ingeniously engineered to simulate for the sitters the soothing, peaceful aural sensations of waves foaming and washing up ashore or currents that course through the deep of the sea. Metropolitan life, brimming with stimuli, sounds and signs, has dulled our capability to slow down and delayed our need for repose. Joon&Jung collected the tactile components of a beach, its sand and its gravel, and poured them into the curved legs of the chairs. Molded into a semblance of industrial metal pipes that evoke urban landscapes or electronic circuits, these resin parts give a voice to every grain of sand and every fragment of stone that reside within. Rock away and be transported to the tranquility of the Dutch seas.
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