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A cup for Espresso
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A cup for Espresso
2018
Clay, glazed
⌀6 x 6(H) cm

Project launching on limited time, December 2018 - April 2019
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Grassimesse 2018
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Exhibition scenography

※ Please note: th design is subject to change.

Guest country special exhibition at Grassimesse 2018
GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig
26 - 28 October 2018

Organised \ the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Germany
Curators \ Ka Hee Jeong, Sanghyeok Lee, Dokho Shin
Scenographer \ Sanghyeok Lee
Graphic \ Dokho Shin, Kwangmoo Lee
Video \ Dahahm Choi
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Tower
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Exhibition

Domestic Architecture

Sanghyeok Lee’s objects are intriguing and inviting to look at and use. They appear to be everyday objects – mirrors, tables, shelves and chairs. However, when taking a closer look and engaging in a dialogue with the objects, something new is revealed – something hidden behind the perfect workmanship, minimalist design and harmony between forms and function that only comes to light when interacting with and sensually experiencing the objects. South Korean designer Sanghyeok Lee exhibits five of his works, placed and presented in different spots in the museum:

Domestic Architecture (2018)
I’ll be your mirror (2016)
Common Sense (2017)
Listen to your hands (2011)
Listen to your hands / Edition h (2017)


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Kunstgewerbemuseum(Museum of Decorative Arts) Berlin, Germany
29 August - 19 September 2018

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Artist Guided Tour
29 August 2018 Wednseday at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
15 September 2018 Saturday at 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Domestic Architecture Domestic Architecture I'll be your mirror X Dahahm Choi Photography
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Projects

I'll be your mirror X Dahahm Choi Photography
2017 - Work in progress

Photographs \ Dahahm Choi
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Publication

I'll be your mirror
Minimalissimo
January 2018

Text \ Nhat Vo
Magazine B Magazine B
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Publication

Issue No. 62 \ Moleskine
Magazine B, Seoul, South Korea
December 2017

Text \ Jaewoo Seo


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Publication

I'll be your mirror
iGNANT
December 2017

Text \ Alice Harrison
petit h
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Projects & Exhibition

Listen to your hands \ h
Orange house in front of Dosan Park, Seoul, South Korea
21 November 2017 - 17 December 2017

Commissioned \ Yeondoo Jung
The Other Face of the Moon
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Exhibition

The Other Side of the Moon
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea
27 October 2017 - 4 February 2018

Curated \ Sungwon Kim
Commissioned \ Asia Culture Center, Gwangju, South Korea
Works \ Sanghyeok Lee, 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
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Publication

Craft, Art for life, No. 04, 2017

Published \ Modern Craft Council, Tokyo, Japan
Featured \ Sanghyeok Lee, Jerszy Seymour, Sae Honda, Tatusundori Nagura, Wagatabon, Echizen Washi
I'll be your mirror
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Projects

I'll be your mirror \ analograum, raum 01
December 2016

Photographs \ Dahahm Choi
Available \ analograum.com
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Exhibitions

State of Design, Berlin
April 15 - May 15 2016

Curated \ Max Borka, Alexandra Klatt
Useful Dining Table
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Projects
Useful Dining Table
Chamber Apartment NYC, USA
2016

Commissioned \ Chamber NYC
Photographs \ Ana Santl
Triennale
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Exhibition

Sempering, XXI Triennale di Milano
MUDEC, Milan, Italy
2nd April - 2nd September 2016

Curated \ Luisa Collina, Cino Zucchi
Spring Exhibition
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Exhibition

Spring Exhibition
Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
11 March - 17 April 2016
iGNANT iGNANT iGNANT
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Publication

Poetic Furniture Designs
Studio visit and interview \ iGNANT
January 2016

Text \ Charmaine Li
Photographs \ Ana Santl

“...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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Publication

Studio visit \ Chamber NYC
2016

Video \ Martín Rietti
Edited \ Agostina Gálvez

Vimeo \ Link
Useful Chair
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Exhibitions

Human | Nature \ Collection #2
Useful Chair Chamber Edition
Chamber NYC, NY, USA
October 2015 - September 2016

Curated \ Andrew Zuckerman
Photographs \ Fran Parente
Commissioned \ Chamber NYC
Catalogue \ Sudio Lin
Works \ Sanghyeok Lee, Christopher Astley, Aux Armes Etc., Maarten Baas, Bloc studios + THÉVOZ – CHOQUET, bravo!, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Jeremy Cole, Fort Standard, Adam Fuss, Bill Hilgendorf & Jason Horvath, Hint.FM, Karl-Johan Hjerling + Snickeriet, Cécile Zu Hohenlohe, Honda, Nienke Hoogvliet, Marlène Huissoud, Jesse Kamm, Marc Peter Keane, Alexandra Kehayoglou, KiBiSi + Versus, Quintus Kropholler, Ika Künzel, J. & L. LOBMEYR + Andrew Zuckerman, Azuma Makoto, Kiyoshi Mino, NASA, Porzellan Manufaktur Nymphenburg, Claire Oswalt, Luna Paiva, Brian Persico, Tim Rowan, Amir Smolnik + Yann Vasnier, Studio Job, Momoko Takeshita Keane, Lee West + Werkstätte Carl Auböck, Andrew Zuckerman
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Exhibitions

Seoul, vite, vite!
Tri Postal, Lille, France
26 September 2015 - 17 January 2016

Curated \ Jean-Max Colard
Works \ Sanghyeok Lee, Seung Woo Back, Jungki Beak, Choe U-Ram, Choi Jeong Hwa, Soyoung Chung, Jihoon Ha, Kyungah Ham, Françoise Huguier, Mickael Joo, Moon Kyungwon & Jeon Joonho, Yeondoo Jung, Kim Insook, Kulim Kim, Lee Bul, Jiyen Lee, Seahyun Lee, Seulgi Lee, Minouk Lim, Chris Marker, Suntag Noh, Jorge Pedro, Nuñez, Hein-Kuhn Oh, Seung Yul Oh, Nam June Paik, Hye Yeon Park, Parking Chance (Park Chan-Wook And Park Chan-Kyong), Do Ho Suh
wallpaper wallpaper
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Publications

Wallpaper*
April 2015, Global Interiors Issue

Featured \ Sanghyeok Lee, Wonmin Park, Min Soo Lee, Jeonghwa Seo, Kwangho Lee, Juyoung Kim, Jin Il Park
Furnitecture
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Publications

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

Author \ Anna Yudina
Available \ Thames & Hudson
Korean Translation Available \ Kyobobook
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Exhibitions

SPUTNIK AUCTION
Commune246, Tokyo, Japan
1-3 November 2014

Organized \ Midori.so
MMCA
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Exhibitions

Objectology 2: Make
Project \ Hang in There
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea
17 February - 28 June 2015

Catalogue \ Shin Shin
Useful Catalogue
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Publications

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

Supported \ Korean Culture Center, Berlin, Germany
Available \ Motto, Berlin, Germany
Available \ POST POETICS, Seoul, South Korea
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Exhibitions

Useful Exhibition
DMY Gallery, Berlin, Germany
5 September - 17 October 2014
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Exhibitions

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Useful Living
4 - 8 February 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

Sponsored \ Statens Værksteder For Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
Der Tagesspiegel
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Publications

Der Tagesspiegel SONNTAG
Useful Living
November 2013, Berlin, Germany

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Residencies

Statens Værksteder For Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
28 August - December 2013
Time to Design
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Awards

Winner \ time to design - NEW TALENT AWARD
Statens Værksteder For Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark

28 August 2013
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Exhibitions

New Wave
Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
3rd May - 30th June 2013

Works \ Sanghyeok Lee, Design Methods, Eine Kleine Furniture, Minseung Jang, Kwangho Lee, SWBK
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Exhibitions

Nomadismi
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless)
Gallery Altai, Milan, Italy
April 2013

Curated \ Li Edelkoort
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless)
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Exhibitions

Life a User's Manual
Useful Arbeitsloser (Jobless), Listen to your hands, MeChair
Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, South Korea
September - November 2012

Curated \ Sungwon Kim
Catalogue \ Sulki & Min
Listen to your hands
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Awards

Winner
Listen to your hands
D3 Contest, IMM 2012, Cologne, Germany

Photographs \ Lisa Klappe
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