Modern Furniture Clad With Traditional Korean Tiles

This desk belongs to a new furniture collection all clad with traditional Korean tiles called Giwa

This desk belongs to a new furniture collection all clad with traditional Korean tiles called Giwa

It’s so cool when a creative person – a cook, a painter, a designer – brings something authentic into their art and creations. Such items look very special and personalized while showing off cultural heritage and sometimes incorporating it into modern pieces with style and reviving it this way. Why am I talking so much about cultural heritage? The furniture collection we are sharing today is all about that, it’s all about integrating Korean furniture traditions into modern everyday designs.

Korean design student Choi Joon Woo reveals a new series of everyday furniture. While the previous pieces reinterpret traditional Korean furniture as modern settings, the new tables, desks, and chairs use the special Giwa tiles to shape commonly used structures.

The proportions of the arched frames, which are a reinterpreted image of Korean tiles Giwa, and modern furniture naturally create complete forms and structures which organically harmonize with today’s living space and contemporarily interact with their users. Choi Joon Woo’s pieces maintain traditional Korean aesthetics, while being minimal in design and materials.

The arched frames are a reinterpreted image of Giwa – a traditional Korean tile – which is integrated seamlessly into the wooden framework of each object.

The furniture designs reinterpret the traditional Korean furniture and make it look fresh

The furniture designs reinterpret the traditional Korean furniture and make it look fresh

The collection includes not only furniture but also lighting

The collection includes not only furniture but also lighting

This is a small dining table and a floor lamp all united with Giwa tiles

This is a small dining table and a floor lamp all united with Giwa tiles

This is another version of Giwa chair

This is another version of Giwa chair

And here are lounge chairs for more comfort

And here are lounge chairs for more comfort

Source: designboom