11.25 2015 INTERVIEW DATE
Seongsu-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
Designer Kwangho Lee makes furnitures that accentuate the charm of its materials. Works created by weaving rolls of electric wire and pvc hose or finishing metal surfaces with a variety of hues of otchil (Korean lacquer) allow us the opportunity to encounter the unfamiliar facets of the familiar, everyday materials. Although he is known to us as a furniture designer, he doesn’t bound his creations into a single category. Sometimes they are sculptures at commercial spaces, art works collected by art museums or just daily products, all made out of his usual materials, completing the varied spaces with much diversity. We paid a visit to his studio nestled in a red bricked building, where his discovery and experiment of materials continue to take place.