Designer of the week

DESIGNER OF THE WEEK: JAEHYO LEE

Working with wood and metal,  produces immaculately formed, intricate sculptures that reveal a mastery of his materials and a winking, sophisticated wit. Lee eschews traditional distinctions between the fine and applied arts and makes both functional and functionless works, presenting benches, stools, and tables alongside abstract, biomorphic forms. Burnt-black wood often serves as the sculptural ground into which Lee embeds discs of fresh wood or bent steel bolts and nails. His wood-on-wood combinations read as playful meditations on the multifaceted nature of wood itself, while the nails that often cover his wooden surfaces seem transformed into worms or spermatozoa—recalling a slithering, energetic galaxy of organisms.

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Attractive geometric forms are powerful in their simplicity JAEHYO LEE-4  DESIGNER OF THE WEEK: JAEHYO LEE JAEHYO LEE 4

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Wood pieces are piled together to form the voluminous body for sculpturing into various elegant shapes.

 

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