Interesting materials usually breed interesting results. I think this is especially true when you select a material that wouldn’t necessarily be associated with that field of design. Here Korean creative Wonmin Park has designed a collection of resin furniture that are both innovative and eye catching.
Graduating from the Design Academy in Eindhoven, Wonmin Park set up his own studio in Eindhoven, where he has been for 9 years, and has recently established a production facility in Rotterdam and a new studio in Paris. This isn’t the first time I’ve seen resin used to create surfaces for furniture, but it’s the first time I’ve seen it achieved in such a manner as this. The lightness and purity of the material is really quite something, it’s like glass, but also totally different.
I think the pastel colours working in combination with the translucency make the furniture take on new meaning. These colours are created by adding pigments to the mould that the resin sits inside. Wonmin has used the slab like properties of the formed resin to construct sculptural type seating and table solutions that are practical and works of art. It’s an interesting combination, and these tensions will continue to fascinate me. I hope you like some of the images below and will view more on his portfolio, he’s a fantastic designer.