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I'll be your mirror
THE OTHER FACE OF THE MOON
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

27 Oct. 2017 - 4 Feb. 2018

Aslı Çavuşoğlu and Alper Maral, Chun Kai Feng, FHHH Friends, Gimhongsok, Iman Issa, Teppei Kaneuji, Koo Jeong A, Lee Kit, Seulgi Lee, Lee Sukyung, Liu Ding, Jr-shin Luo, Prabhakar Pachpute, Gary-Ross Pastrana, Rho Jae Oon, sasa[44], Hyun-Suk Seo, Asako Shiroki, Slavs and Tatars, Study O Portable, Trevor Yeung

Commissioned by Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea

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I'll be your mirror
I'll be your mirror
I'll be your mirror
Craft 04 - Art for life, 2017
Tokyo, Japan

Jerszy Seymour
SAE HONDA
Sanghyeok Lee
Tatusundori Nagura
WAGATABON
ECHIZEN WASHI

Publisher Modern Craft Council, Tokyo, Japan

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I'll be your mirror
analograum
STUDIO LEE SANGHYEOK X analograum
I'll be your mirror, 2017

"...this sculptural mirror, made from two single bent plates of polished stainless steel and a big brass pin, can be put together in five different formations and endless compositions..."

Stainless steel, brass

analograum.com

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State of Design, Berlin
State of Design, Berlin
State of Design, Berlin
Between X and Y, 2016

As the main event of the Berlin Design Week, state of DESIGN, BERLIN 2016 is also part of Spring Berlin, a network that unites the main cultural events that are organized in Berlin between April 15 and May 15. The festival will be directed by two professionals with an enormous experience: Alexandra Klatt, also responsible for Designtage Brandenburg, and Max Borka, former director of the Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk and designbrussels.

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Useful Dining Table for Chamber Apartment
STUDIO LEE SANGHYEOK X Chamber
Useful Dining Table for Chamber Apartment NY, 2016

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“Useful Dining Table” is part of the furniture series “Useful” made for a unique dining experience. The design is a limited edition specially commissioned by Chamber. The series uses oak wood that possesses naturally occurring acid within its fibers, and “smoking” technique has left the wood colored in several variations. “Useful” is notable for its scaffolding structures, in which wood is combined and fastened with brass joinery.

Photo by Ana Sântl.

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Sempering, Triennale di Milano 2016
Sempering, Triennale di Milano 2016
Sempering, XXI Triennale di Milano
MUDEC, Milan, Italy

2 Apr. - 2 Sep. 2016

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Sempering; gerund of the verb “to semper”. In architecture and design, a constructive action on a material (zʼɛmpərɪŋ); gerund of the verb “to semper”. In architecture and design, a constructive action on a material or component that leaves a significant trace in the end product. Neologism from the surname of the German architect Gottfried Semper, 1803-1879, author of Der Stil in den technischen und tektonischen Künsten, 1860-63.

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Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016
Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition 2016
Spring Exhibition at Charlottenborg
Copenhagen, Denmark

11 Mar. - 17 Apr. 2016
Opening 10 Mar. 2016 at 7pm

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The Spring Exhibition is an open, juried exhibition that has been an annual recurring event at Kunsthal Charlottenborg’s programme for 159 years. The Spring Exhibition is organized by Charlottenborg Fonden.

The Spring Exhibition 2016 presents artists from throughout the world. Many are from Denmark and Northern Europe, but artists from countries like South Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, Brazil and Colombia are also behind some of the exhibited works from the fields of visual art, architecture and design.

As mentioned by jury member Thorsten Sadowsky in the exhibition catalogue, it is evident that the current refugee debate has left a significant mark on the visual arts. Obviously, the pressing issues also play a role in this year’s juried exhibition. Themes such as escape, migration, borders, memory and oblivion recur in many of the very different works presented in The Spring Exhibition 2016.

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STUDIO LEE SANGHYEOK
Poetic Furniture Designs | iGNANT
Studio and Interview

Featured on iGNANT by Charmaine Li

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“Although Sanghyeok Lee has received several awards for his furniture designs and exhibited his pieces around the globe, he doesn’t fully identify as a designer – not in the formal sense, at least. Instead, he sees his work as an exploration of concepts, stories and art connected to our relationship with objects and space.

Born in South Korea, Lee studied design in The Netherlands and has been living and working in Berlin for four years now. When we entered his studio, we were met with graceful wooden forms and quiet piano music. There was something about it that exuded an aura of lightness and poetry. Almost immediately, we recognized his two most well-known pieces: An elegant chair inspired by the nomadic nature of scaffolding structures in construction sites and a dark walnut desk with multiple drawers that open and close as if by magic.

Even though the space is peppered with furniture, boxes and abstract objects, there was something about it that exuded an aura of lightness and poetry… Much like the way Lee softly spoke about the stories behind his work, and much like the designs themselves."

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Useful Chair
Useful Chair
Useful Chair
Useful Chair
Human | Nature by Andrew Zuckerman
Useful Chair Chamber Edition of 12

Chamber NYC, 515 W 23rd Street, NY, USA

Oct. 2015 - Sep. 2016
Opening 6 October 2015

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Seoul, vite, vite!
Seoul, vite, vite!
Seoul, vite, vite!
Seoul, vite, vite!
Seoul, vite, vite! by Jean-Max Colard
Useful Series, The Beginning of Every Light

Tri Postal, Lille, France

26 Sep. 2015 - 17 Jan. 2016

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Wallpaper
Wallpaper
Wallpaper*
Useful Living

April 2015, Global Interiors Issue

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Furnitecture
Furnitecture
Furnitecture by Anna Yudina
Useful Living

Thames and Hudson
ISBN 9780500517765
18.00 x 18.00 cm
272 pages
First published 2015

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A Loner's Guide
A Loner's Guide
Dear Objects

Common Center, 823−2 Gyeongin-ro (426−2 Yeongdeungpodong 4(sa)-ga), Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

17 Apr - 25 May 2015
Opening 16 April 2015

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Objectology
Objectology
Objectology 2: Make
Hang in There

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 427-701, Gwacheon, South Korea

17 Feb - 28 Jun 2015
Opening 16 February 2015

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MCBW
Muenchen Creative Business Week 2015
Useful Rack

Medien-und Literaturhaus Muenchen, Salvatorplatz 1, 80333, Muenchen, Germany

24 February 2015

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Between X and Y
Between X and Y

Space Half, 28 Jahamun-ro, 10-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

29 Nov - 21 December 2014

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Useful Catalogue
Useful Catalogue
100 Limited Edition, 52 pages, Berlin, 2014

Design Jeonghoon Han
Photography Jaeuk Lee
Text Haecheon Park
Translation Min-hyung Kang
Paper 80g Munken Lynx, 115g Profisilk
Printing agit-druck GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Sponsor Korean Culture Center, Berlin

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Useful Stool
SPUTNIK AUCTION
Useful Stool

Commune246 by Midori.so, Tokyo, Japan.

1-3 November 2014

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Useful Exhibition DMY Gallery
Useful Exhibition DMY Gallery
Useful Exhibition DMY Gallery
Useful Exhibition DMY Gallery
Useful Exhibition
Useful Collection

DMY Gallery, Blücherstr. 23, 10961, Berlin, Germany

5 Sep - 17 Oct 2014
Vernissage 5 September 2014

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Useful Chair
Useful Chair
Useful Chair
Useful Chair
IN-HOUSE OBJECTS
Useful Living Chair

BAERCK, Mulackstrasse 12, 10119, Berlin, Germany

26 May - 28 Jun 2014
Vernissage 30 May 2014

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Art Overconsumption
Mom's Sound

CURIOSITYAND, Seoul, South Korea

7 May - 30 Jun 2014

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Useful Shelf
Transition to a New Vision
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless)

Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

3 Apr - 25 May 2014

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Useful Living
Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Useful Living

4 - 8 Feb 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

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Der Tagesspiegel
Der Tagesspiegel
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless)

November 2013, Berlin, Germany

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Useful Living
Useful Living
Useful Living
Useful Living
Useful Living

Normann Copenhagen Store, Copenhagen, Denmark

21 Nov - 5 Dec 2013
Opening 21 November 2013

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Proto Light 2013
PROTO LIGHT
The Beginning of Every Light

Artclub 1563, Seoul, South Korea

Oct 2013 - Jan 2014
Opening 29 October 2013

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Artist Talk
Artist Talk
Artist Talk
Artist Talk

Statens Værksteder For Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

24 October 2013

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Time To Design
Time To Design
Winner, Time to Design
Useful Living Series

Statens Værksteder For Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

28 August 2013

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Kumho Museum of Art
Kumho Museum of Art
Kumho Museum of Art
New Wave
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless), Listen to your hands

Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

May - Jun 2013

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Nomadismi
Nomadismi
Nomadismi
Nomadismi by Lidewij Edelkoort
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless)

Gallery Altai, Milan, Italy

April 2013

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Talents
Joy of Cooking Together

Ambiente, Frankfurt, Germany

February 2013

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Memorabilia
Memorablia
Mom's Sound

Design Liége, Liége, Belgium

October 2012

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Culture Station Seoul 284
Culture Station Seoul 284
Culture Station Seoul 284
Culture Station Seoul 284
Life a User's Manual
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless), Listen to your hands, MeChair

Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea

Sep - Nov 2012

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Diverspective
Listen to your hands

BJN Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

June 2012

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DMY
DMY Berlin
Listen to your hands

DMY Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

June 2012

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50
50
Listen to your hands

Salone Del Mobile, Milan, Italy

April 2012

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MoA_SNU
Dong Sang I Mong
Listen to your hands

Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

April 2012

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D3 Contest
2nd Prize Winner
Listen to your hands

D3 Contest, IMM, Cologne, Germany

January 2012

Photo by Lisa Klappe

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