Transparent practice: Wonmin Park creates beguiling furniture in resin

Following his graduation from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011, South Korean designer Wonmin Park set up his eponymous design studio. He soon captured the attention of the design world with his ethereal 'Unfocused' and 'Haze' furniture series, made from intersecting slabs of pigmented resin. 

Haze stools displayed work
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Following his graduation from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in 2011, South Korean designer Wonmin Park set up his eponymous design studio. He soon captured the attention of the design world with his ethereal 'Unfocused' and 'Haze' furniture series, made from intersecting slabs of pigmented resin. 

Cast in individual translucent slabs before being seamlessly 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.'

The designer, who now splits his time between his production facility in Rotterdam and creative studio in Paris, has exhibited his work at Design Days Dubai, Design Miami, Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi (as part of the Salone Del Mobile 2014) and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. More recently, Park enjoyed a solo show at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery where he unveiled new additions to his 'Haze' resin series.

Installation view of Wonmin Park

Installation view of Wonmin Park's work at The National Museum of Modern Art in Korea

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Haze Armchair in colours

Pictured left: 'Haze Armchair (Red, Yellow and Green)'. Right: 'Haze Armchair'

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Installation view of 'Haze Armchair' and 'Haze Table'

Installation view of 'Haze Armchair' and 'Haze Table'

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Haze table exhibition view, installation shot of Park

Pictured left: 'Haze ' table (exhibition view). Right: installation shot of Park's work at Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan.

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'White paper classification' table, 2010

'White paper classification' table, 2010

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INFORMATION

For more information, visit Wonmin Park’s website (opens in new tab)