Korean artist Wonmin Park is exhibiting a new table and bookcase from his resin furnishings series at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris.
The new pieces were developed more than the course of a number of months at the gallery’s research room in Roissy, Paris, and are a “continuous evolution” of the Haze series that Park has been establishing because 2013.
The table and shelves are constructed from translucent grey, navy and white slabs of resin – a material characteristic of the artist’s function.
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4 elements make up the table: three rectangular slabs which form the legs, and a translucent white tabletop.
Haze bookcase doing work model
“The transparency is a way of capturing the feeling designed by haze, regardless of whether it is from foggy climate, fire or the blurring of your eyes,” Park informed Dezeen. “I needed to recreate the way that nature plays with light such as the phenomenon of rainbows and the prism induced by the morning sun’s reflection on a drop of dew.”
“I began study to find out why these experiences are gorgeous and uncover a way to present this quality turning lightness into a bodily type,” he extra.
The 4-shelf bookcase is composed of several thin panels of grey resin, with supporting navy, dark grey and white columns.
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The new functions will be exhibited alongside other Haze pieces that Park initial presented at an exhibition in late 2013. All the pieces are cast from resin, which Park described as “the organic material to use to recreate the sensation of fog or haze”.
Haze 2013 series
The artist mixed the colors by hand to control the intensity of the pigment for the duration of the casting process before including them to moulds. Resin is then poured in to form each part of the piece of furniture.
Because of its translucency, the contrasting colors of the aspects of each piece are exposed in the joints of the furniture exactly where the slabs of resin meet.
Piece from Haze 2013 series
Regardless of their fragile physical appearance, the pieces are intended to be employed as useful products of furnishings. “His types sit on the axis among minimal and practical, but usually contain an component of dissonance that generates a sense of balance and tension within the perform,” the gallery stated in a statement.
“Site visitors will see the technical problems I overcame to attain this,” Park additional. “It really is element of the design and reflects my aesthetic fashion and my idea of beauty.”
Piece from Haze 2013 series
Park, who is a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, has shown his function at significant fairs worldwide including Design Days Dubai and Design Miami. He has also had his operate included in displays in Paris and Milan, and his property city of Seoul. Park has had a studio in Eindhoven for the last nine years.
This new exhibition takes spot from 10 September to 14 October at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris.
Italian design and style group Nucelo has also experimented with resin to develop furniture for Ammann Gallery, while Nameless Archtecture reinterpreted the classic Korean door with a combine of resin and flexible silicon, for an installation in Seoul.