이성용 | Seongyong Lee
designlsy@gmail.com


I like things look simple but thorough consideration behind.
I like things which are good to look at and can be used intuitively.
I respect the power of hand craft.
I respect the wisdom of mass production.

I wish my works can grow with appropriate functions, beauties and passions in everyday life.



2011
Nominated for "BRIT INSURANCE DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2011" in Furniture
http://www.designsoftheyear.com/2011/02/15/plytube/

2009, 2010
2nd and 3rd reselected for the New Generation Design Leader, KIDP

01.2009
Graduate directory 2009 by Wallpaper*
http://www.wallpaper.com/content/feature/graduate-directory-2009/

03.2008
7th New Generation Design Leader, Korea Institute of Design Promotion

etc
http://www.wallpaper.com/interiors/brent-dzekciorius-best-british-designers/4890


EXHIBITIONS

04. 2011
RCA INTENT, Milan
02. 2011 - 08. 2011
BRIT INSURANCE DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2011, Design Museum, London
09. 2010 - 01. 2011
Projectory, PHILLIPS de PURY & COMPANY, Saatchi Gallery, London
09. 2010
Valencia furniture fair, Valencia
09. 2010
Sustain award exhibition, RCA, London
08. 2010
Frankfurt Fair with British European Design Group, Frankfrurt
07. 2010
RCA degree show, RCA, London
09. 2009
100% Design future, London
05. 2009
Sunny memories, Lausanne
09.2008
Designers Block (London, UK)
09.2008
100% Design (London, UK)
05.2008
'I Am A Designer', Doosan Gallery (Seoul, Korea)
15.12.2007 - 26.12.2007
'Design Now-Trivial Reforms', Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul, Korea)
18.04.2007 - 23.04.2007
Milan Fuori Salone 'Seoul Design Festival 2007 in Milan' (Milan, Italy)
10.2006~11.2006
Manifesto for Annual Design Exhibition 2006, Design Incubator, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum (Seoul, Korea)
10.2006
Seoul Design Festival 2006 'Young Designers Self-Promotion', COEX (Seoul, Korea)
12.2005
Design Korea 2005 Design Future Zone 'MOVIE ERA' LG Electronics, COEX (Seoul, Korea)
05.2002~07.2002
Seoul Museum of Art (SMOA) opening exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea)


WORKS

07.2009~08.2009
Ben Wilson design, intern, London
03.2008~06.2008
Studio Dror intern, New York
01.2005~05.2006
LG electronics design research center, Seoul
01.2004~ 02.2004
M.I DESIGN Intern, Seoul
09.2003~12.2003
Hyundai Motors, Industrial-academic cooperation project
06.2003~09.2003
Samsung Electronics Industrial-academic cooperation project


EDUCATION

July 2010t (London, UK)
MA in Design Products, Royal College of Art
July 2008 (Barcelona, Spain)
Introduction of Exhibition Design summer course, Istituto Europeo di Design
March 1998~February 2005 (Seoul, Korea)
BFA, product design & space design, Seoul National University


 
 
RADII
Designers' template
Creation year: 2011
Material: Aluminium

RADII has 12 different radiuses from 0.5 to 6.0mm on an aluminium hexahedron, and this will help product designers to predict the radius in real with touching rather than imagine on the screen and drawing paper. It is made by precise CNC milling process and the size is 18x18x50mm.

buy at the Design Museum shop
 
 

photo by Lingjing Yin

IM MATERIAL_Digitalizing

Creation year: 2011
Photographer: Soonhak Gwon
Animator: Soyoung Hyun

This work is my interpretation about how we perceive digital movie, and to use the thought for the curtain call project.
If you magnify RGB screen, you will be able to see Red, Green, Blue included by grids. I removed the RGB, and left the grid only to project the grids onto people to make people become a part of installation. When people move, they look like dots moving.
I could say the grids combined by small dots as high resolution, and big dots as low resolution.

for Ron Arad's Curtain Call at the Roundhouse in London
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plytube

Wooden tube and furniture applications
Creation year: 2010
Material: plywood and veneers

Plytube is a new way of tubing wood using the similar principal of making paper tube but with some more process to harden the wooden tube which I made. Plytube is accurate wooden tube, very light but strong, long lasting as for the value of plywood and acceptable with all kinds of tooling and finishing for wood. The diameter, thickness, colour, type of wood and even the section of the shape will be able to be customized. Ultimately, it could also be used for architectural material as well as for life goods.

I made some furniture series which should be light. You will see how light but strong the furniture which are made with minimal material could be. For instance, the weight of the stool is 820g even though it is a proper sized stool and with rigid structure.

Each furniture shows the good things of plytube such as the structural rigidity, new aesthetic of joints and finish for the stool, extremely strong things for the bench and the hollowness of the tube which is used for a mobile phone charger cable pathway for the small tables.

Nominated for "BRIT INSURANCE DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2011" in Furniture
http://www.designsoftheyear.com/2011/02/15/plytube/


 
 
 
7.5 Color Space
Bookshelf
Creation year: 2008
Material: ABS, aluminum

Some size of color is needed to provide vitality and a character into a space. I have found the appropriate angle 7.5 of a leaning object neither disturbing people moving nor being unstable itself.
 
 
Floater

movie1
movie2

Ladle
Creation year: 2008 (initial: 2004)
Material: ABS

This unique ladle does not sink under water because of the empty ball and handle part. You do not even need to lean the ladle on a pot as well.

IDEA student category, Bronze, 2009
IF concept award winner,2009
 
 
Light and Sound
Lighting and Speaker
Creation year: 2008
Material: ABS, speaker units

Harmony between light and sound.
 
 
ONIV
Candlestand, Vase, Oil Lamp
Creation year: 2008 (initial: 2006)
Material: ceramics

Sometimes, observing objects in new angles aesthetically and functionally gives unexpected joy. ONIV is a candlestand, vase and oil lamp inspired from the shape of a wine glass upside down. If you read ONIV from backwards, you would soon realize where this word originated from.
 
 
Apartment

Stackable Dishes
Creation year: 2007
Material: ABS

There are a lot of apartments in cities owing to the limited space reasons. I compared cities as tables, accommodations as dishes and people as food. As the food on a table is getting more, the dishes are needed to be stacked like apartment.
 
Tournament
Forks
Creation year: 2007
Material: stainless steel

Forks look like the graph for a tournament competition system. Sponserd by Nike

 
ONIV
Candlestand
Creation year: 2006
Material: glass

Sometimes observing objects in a new angle gives an unexpected joy of the discovery in beauty or function. ONIV is a work inspired from the shape of a wineglass upside down. In this way, the wineglass newly obtained both beauty and function.

The upside down bottom is suitably shaped to put something on. Romantic union is intended by combining a wineglass and a candlestand. If you read ONIV from backwards, you would soon realize where this word originated from.
 
 
Static Table Set
Tables, chairs
Creation year: 2006
Material: mortar, connected tempered glass, iron bar

Chairs and a table are interpreted as one part of a building in this work. I intended to create sharp image of this table set by using exposed concrete and tempered glass which are raw construction materials. The heaviness of concrete and clearness of glass are accentuated with static image of weightlessness.
 
   
Invisible Speaker
Speaker
Creation year: 2006
Material: super mirror, stainless steel, speaker units, wood

This is a proposal for harmony between a product and a space. The mirror surface of this speaker reflects surroundings as if it doesn’t exist. Things attached to the mirror have an angle of 90 degree, forms of things therefore reversed and reflected, and the mirror surface is as if it disappears.

Sound is reflected to walls, and the sound nondirectionally spreads. Hence, the existence of the speaker will be minimized.
 
 
Floater
Cutlery
Creation year: 2004
Material: new ceramics

This product started from two main purposes. First, whenever you wash your dishes, you might have difficulties to find spoon as cutlery sinks deep down into water. Second, it is based on the idea of easy holding. Through making inside empty, it becomes rising to the surface of water like a float. Meanwhile, the spherical shape in the center acts as a supporter to help you when you cut and chop food with less effort.
 
 
Life to Dead Space
Lighting
Creation year: 2004
Material: acrylic

Light, as a power supplier.
 
 
Circular Printer
Portable Printer
Creation year: 2003
Material: ABS, acrylic, bronze

New printing system based on the circulating movement of the ink head.
Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), GOLD AWARD (2004 USA)
 
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