Meet the South Korean Designer Making Furniture From Lacquered Volcanic Stone - Sight Unseen
Seven years ago, Seoul-born Jeongseob Kim set out to find a niche that would define his identity as an independent designer. He began experimenting with using black or brightly colored cement to fill in the cracks and crevices created in the process of making cast-concrete stools, lamps, and tabletops. Calling the project Emergence, though, turned out to be prescient — rather than being his sole calling card, it ended up inspiring a body of work that draws on similar ideas but is even more…
Orchestra No.3 Copper Square Multi-color Texture Stool Side Table Customizable
The colorful stool/side table is designed and made by artist Daishi Luo (Shanghai, China). It is fully customizable in size and color. Spontaneous growth of copper is the latest series in Daishi's Bio-design programs. She uses a comprehensive application of design and science to fine-tune the behaviour of materials and awaken the colour of copper from a biological perspective. The stars, gullies, trees, oceans grow from colours, just like copper show the boundless universe through colour…
Week of July 31, 2017 - Sight Unseen
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: discovering a fashion-inflected candle brand, dissecting the new color palette (we're calling it harvest tones), and crushing hard on an avocado kitchen for the modern age.
Week of April 24, 2017 - Sight Unseen
A weekly Saturday recap to share with you our favorite links, discoveries, exhibitions, and more from the past seven days. This week: we’re being struck by swimsuit mania, having mixed feelings about the design influence of Soviet sanatoriums, and obsessing over a lo-fi pizzeria in a small Spanish town.
The Best Thing We Saw in Milan Today, Day 4 - Sight Unseen
On the Salone fairgrounds, we found a sleeper hit in the Italian metal processing company De Castelli, who began collaborating with designers back in 2010. We especially love the snaking, patinated Scribble tables by Francesca Lanzavecchia above, as well as the painterly folding screens by Alessandra Baldereschi.
Week of October 3, 2016 - Sight Unseen
Meditation through consumerism, water filtration through art, terrazzo in the form of a rug, and the prettiest damn staircase you've ever seen.