jung-hoon lee’s Heritage series is a nod to ancient korean architecture

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“Heritage series” reinterprets the ancient Korean house (hanok)

created by designer jung-hoon lee, the ‘heritage series’ is a collection of sculptural furniture inspired by the symbolic shape and color of ancient Korean architecture. that said, it masterfully reinterprets the beauty of the traditional Korean house model (hanok) through the prism of modern design and craftsmanship. the characteristics of the collection, seating objects, tables, and shelves,

giwa sideboard (2021): red oak, 1622 x 530 x 414 mm | image © powerstudio

jung-hoon lee focused his study of the “heritage series” on “giwa” – the symbolism hanok tiles, earth or cement. that said, the goal behind the designateThe s collection was to capture the formative charm found in various types of giwa, but also the beauty of the structure that supports the roof and the subtly elegant curves of hanok architecture.

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a collection inspired by “glocalism”

but the purpose behind this collection falls under a bigger umbrella: the emergence of “glocalism”. Through this movement a new desire was born – that of rediscovering the local culture and seeking more new aesthetic forms and functions applicable to modern life and adapted to global design trends.

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round table (2021): red oak, walnut, stainless steel, corrosion, 800 x 700 x 724 mm | image © powerstudio

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giwa shelf (2021): red oak, 970 x 250 x 164 mm | image © powerstudio

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