Walnut, Bronze, Gold40 x 40 x 34cm
45 x 45 x 47cm
Lee jung-hoon’s Yang-Ban emphasizes the ornamentality of soban, which decoratively personifies the string and norigae (Korean traditional ornaments worn by women) of gat, the Korean traditional hat. It humorously interprets soban by the transition of the idea where the furniture wears the ornament. It also reminds of a man wearing a gat and a women with a norigae. ‘Yangban’ means the upper class of the Josoen period when the male yangban wore ‘gats’ for everyday formality, and gat strings decorated with jade marbles and amber were the most extravagant of male ornaments. ‘Norigae’ is an ornament for women’s skirts or jeogori (Korean traditional jacket), which adds small but gorgeious beauty to the simple hanbok. These ornaments combined with Lee Jung-hoon’s soban symbolize the style of the sophisticated yangban who has a neat and moderate attitude. Particularly, the ornaments introduced in this exhibit are masterpieces that are collaborated with Kim Do-kyung, the master of Korean traditional arts and craft, which show a wonderful shape of the brass petals delicately falls downward. They are finished with gold leaf that makes them moderately gorgeous and elevates their artistic value.
The Yang-Ban series is the furniture that represents the Korean lifestyle, but the artists tried to find the beauty of modern proportion to use them as the side table of the sofa and the small-side table of the bed. The bodies of soban are composed of 12 surfaces and 20 surfaces respectively, to change the simple design and enhance the perfection.
b.1981, works in Busan
Lecturer, at Pusan National University
- 2012 M.A, Furniture Design, Pusan National University, Busan
- 2012 Wormhole, KCDF Gallery, Seoul
- 2018 Ban;盤, havebeenseoul, Seoul
- 2017 Louis Quatorze presents Rendez-Vous, Platform-L, Seoul
- 2017 Soban Dept. Store, Lotte Gallery, Seoul
- 2014-2017 Craft Trend Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
- 2015-2016 Seoul Living Design Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
- 2014-2016 Maison&Objet, Nord Villepiente, Paris, France
- 2012 Korea Artwork II, Galerie Iconoclastes, Paris, France