Please introduce yourself.
I own a furniture brand called Curious Lab(www.curious-lab.co.kr) along with Craft Bro. Company(www.craftbrocompany.co.kr) which I run together with a metal craftsman, Sangmin Lee. I studied urban engineering in college in Korea but later switched my course to design and went to Torino, Italy and studied car design there.
When did you start making furniture?
I worked at a yacht design company during the first year after graduation until the company moved to France, and flew back to Seoul. Before being employed at a design consulting company I had three months of my time and found a notice of a furniture production class from a magazine. That was how I first set foot in carpentry.
So it was initially a pastime thing.
Shortly after though, the class got cancelled because it ran short of participants. But at that time a close friend of mine moved to a new house in Yongin city and told me their master bedroom was shaped like a hexagon, which was a tough space to place standard furnitures because of the multiple angles. So he asked me to make one for him and that sparked me to dig deeper into wook work and register for a new carpentry class. Come to think of it, it was the first built-in furniture I ever made. I would go to work during the week and learn how to make furniture on weekends.