Chorong lamp by Joongho Choi

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Korean designer Joongho Choi has designed a modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean chong-sa-chorong lamps.

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Called Chorong, the hanging light source can be directed by pivoting the steel pole in its glass base.

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Choi has created two versions - one for traditional light bulbs and another mounted with an LED.

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Here is some text from the designer.

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CONCEPT
Reinterpreting the 'chong-sa-chorong', the korean illumination device, in terms of modern thoughts.

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This lighting device could be hanged onto fixed metal pole, or held by hand, but most importantly when it was hanged onto a long fixed pole called 'deung rong deh', it would vividly show the difference between the wall and the illumination itself, building up tensions in the atmosphere.

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That tension could be maximized by just hanging on to the supporting pole, and I have brought along the advantageous idea from the 'chong-sa-chorong' which is being able to move from place to another in various directions.

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2009
Meterial/Steel Glass
Size/ H300XW1075X1860(mm)

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Below: a traditional Korean 'chong-sa-chorong' lamp.

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Posted on Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at 12:34 pm by Ali Morris. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • Phil

    It creates optical illusions, very nicely done

  • Prof. Z

    Reinterpreting ? Storytelling?

  • dsgngurunyc

    Yes. Its a weird one. the lamps themselves are very beautiful, and I like the traditional starting point, but, and here is a big but, I don’t think they work when associated with other objects. They are too understated and unusual to work in any interior and just look a little unremarkable as such. Nice try though!