36 x 38 x 8cm
31.5 x 29 x 8cm
Kim Jae-kyoung designed the tea tables in the shapes of regular octagon and long octagon and gave them various uses. They can be used as a low tea table put on the floor in the sitting style, as a support for a centerpiece that highlights the dining table in the stand-up kitchen, and as a tray for safely moving food or objects from the kitchen when used upside down. On the top plate and the handle are engraved with a geometric pattern by Lee Un-cheon, an apprentice assistant of a Gangwon-do intangible cultural heritage gakjajang, and put beautiful ott-chil by a Gangwondo intangible cultural heritage, chiljang Kim sang-su.
This work is relatively small soban, but created by an experienced ott-chil artisan, a young apprentice assisant of a gakjajang, and a young designer after many steps of research. Especially, as well as it is unusual to have the calligraphic engraving on the top plate and the handle of soban, with which the designer intended to show the traditional calligraphic engraving and make us feel the texture of the engraving. The calligraphic engraving, which is used to decorate the woodblock print or the book cover, is meant to leave a trace in the user’s hand. For the people who are accustomed to the processed smoothness, we tried to broaden the range of interaction between objects and users with an unfamiliar approach to physical properties using the calligraphic engraving techniques.
b.1960, works in Munmak, Kangwon-do
Regional Intangible Cultural Heritage for lacquer of Gangwon-do
- 1979 Studied Under KIM Tea-hee, National Intangible Culture Heritage
- 1975 Training Najeon Chilgi
- 2013 Constancy & Change in Korean Traditional Craft, Triennale di Milano Design Museum, Italy
- 2012 Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo, Taiwan
- 2008 Craft Performance and Exhibition Torai Gallery, Japan
- 2001 Grand Prize, Korea lacquer handicraft Art Exhibition
- 2000 Silver Prize, Gangwon-do Technique Competition
- 1998 Silver Prize, Gangwon-do Technique Competition