Kiwa bench by Hyung Suk Cho

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Korean design graduate Hyung Suk Cho has made a wooden bench covered in panels, inspired by roof tiles.

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Called (Kiwa), the design is based on the roofs of traditional Korean homes.

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The structure is made of birch plywood and covered in black-painted, wooden panels.

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Here's some more information from Hyung Suk Cho:

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‘瓦(Kiwa)’ is the design of the Korean series.

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This is one of my university graduation project.

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This is motivated from a traditional Korean-style house, Han-ok, which has the most beautiful outline made from tiles(Kiwa_attatched image).

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The general shape of this work is designed as the tiles.

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Not only the shape, but also it reinterprets the structure as a new language of furniture.

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Therefore, ‘瓦(kiwa)’ becomes the bench which has a new sight of the figurative art.

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kiwa type 1 is only construction. and kiwa type 2 is the final design.

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瓦(Kiwa)

Material: rugged panel & painting, birch plywood
Size: 2100*450*500(h)

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  • SD

    Interesting idea….. but simply not durable with all those attached tiles…

    As a designer, one should count practicality all the time.
    Otherwise, you’re an artist or self-indulgent designer.

  • SB

    I like this but i like the lines and structure with out the tiles better. well done

  • SallyWithers

    Is this bench meant for sitting ? And why would anyone fancy seating on a roof ?
    Ergonomically, the bench just doesn’t work. You’ll have to contend with an awkward positioning of your legs due to the protruding sides, a hard surface to sit on and not to mention constantly sliding towards the centre due to the curvature. What did the design school teach her ?

  • http://www.muuuz.com Prof. Z.

    is Architecture a large furniture Or furniture a small architecture?

  • louis

    much prefer it without the “tiles”…..the structure is beautiful (why hide it?), and its form is reminiscent of a Korean-style house in itself, without needing to be clad.

  • paulo

    It´s a beautiful piece.
    Don´t know if it works as a bench. Don´t think so.
    But it´s a interesting development of the idea.
    Saludos

  • mil

    This is too much, for a simple bench?

  • deaw

    nice! well, absolutely agree with Louis. only the plywood structure is nice. to clad it with those tiles made it looks too architectural-like.

  • pacman

    …”scale to fit” and you could have a bad ass church, pavillion, house, hangar, warehouse, museum…
    …or a bench.

    i guess its fine.

  • http://www.muuuz.com Prof. Z.

    if his marketing strategy is to enter in the new korean furniture museum , his stategy could be good..

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    It’s really elegant.

  • JP studio

    …well done…love the aesthetics…

    Ok, it might not be the most confy bench ever, but does it have to be?

  • nolok

    to mutch of everything
    please start seaving the environment

  • Likes it.

    I like it…a lot!