Cast off: Wonmin Park debuts new resin furniture in Paris

The Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris’ Marais
Seoul-born, Paris-based designer Wonmin Park is showcasing the latest editions to his ’Haze’ series at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris’ Marais
(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

Seoul-born, Paris-based designer Wonmin Park won our hearts back in 2012, when we first laid eyes on his ethereal 'Haze' resin furniture. Fast-forward three years and the latest editions from the same series are now the focus of his biggest solo show to date, at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris' Marais.

The new works, cast in a palette of grey, navy and white or red, yellow and green include a stool, table and an armchair, and were developed at the gallery's newly-opened 8,000 sq m research space in a former varnish factory in Roissy, Paris.

'I've tried to push the boundaries of my designs technically,' says Park of this latest offering. 'The change of scene and people around me has given me a new perspective. When people see these new pieces they will understand the technical challenges I overcame. I want my thought processes to be evident in the works.'

Cast in individual translucent slabs before being joined together, the muted colouration of the resin is achieved by mixing primary colour pigments in the moulds.

'Resin holds so many possibilities for me in terms of practicality, aesthetics and transparency,' explains Park. 'For me it's be the best material to encapsulate the feelings I want to convey.'

Cast in a palette of grey, navy and white, or red, yellow and green include a stool, table and an armchair

The new works, cast in a palette of grey, navy and white, or red, yellow and green include a stool, table and an armchair

(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

The new pieces were developed at the gallery’s newly-opened 8,000 sq m research space in a former varnish factory in Roissy, Paris

The new pieces were developed at the gallery’s newly-opened 8,000 sq m research space in a former varnish factory in Roissy, Paris

(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

See these new pieces they will understand the technical challenges I overcame

’I’ve tried to push the boundaries of my designs technically,’ says Park of this latest offering. ’When people see these new pieces they will understand the technical challenges I overcame’

(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

Cast in individual translucent slabs before being joined together

Cast in individual translucent slabs before being joined together, the muted colouration of the resin is achieved by mixing primary colour pigments in the moulds

(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

The exhibition, in Paris

The exhibition, which opens today in Paris, is Park’s largest solo show to date

(Image credit: Wonmin Park)

INFORMATION

Wonmin Park. ’Haze’ by Wonmin Park will be on show the Carpenters Workshop Gallery, Paris from the 10–14 October

ADDRESS

Carpenters Workshop Gallery
54 Rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris, France

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