Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee
at Hunting and Collecting

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Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

An exhibition of work by South Korean designer Kwangho Lee, including this seating made of woven garden hoses, will be presented at Hunting and Collecting gallery in Brussels this September.

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

Above and top: Obsession

Called Lifelike Design, the show will also include lighting made of tangled cables (see our earlier story) and lamp shades carved from styrofoam in the shape of feathers (below).

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

Above: Styrofoam Feathers

The exhibition will run 11-30 September.

Here's some more information from dealer and collector Victor Hunt:


For the occasion of Design September 2010, designart dealer Victor Hunt and select store Hunting and Collecting are pleased to announce their collaboration for the Kwangho Lee, lifelike design exhibition and thus to invite you to come and discover some of the most groundbreaking works in contemporary designart.

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

The Kwangho Lee, lifelike design exhibition will represent an exceptional overview of Kwangho Lee's works in his up to now short but brilliant career and thus offer a unique insight into his creations. The exhibition will be accompanied by a looped motion picture about the creative processes behind Kwangho Lee's works in order to further illustrate the context of the designart discipline.

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

To vividly illustrate the exciting evolutions the designart movement is currently undergoing, Kwangho Lee will exercise his crafts and skills live at the exhibition by creating one work of choice during the early hours of the vernissage. Afterwards, the vernissage will be enriched by the exclusive preview of the motion picture about Kwangho Lee. This didactic animation has been specially created for the occasion of the exhibition and offers an extensive insight into Kwangho Lee's universe as a designer and person, in addition to addressing some of the topical designart issues.

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

Above and below: Weave Your Lighting

"Kwangho Lee was born in 1981 in South Korea, grew-up on a farm but finally finished Hongik University in 2007. Now he awaits the harvest."

Lifelike Design by Kwangho Lee at Hunting and Collecting

Through his unique combination of materials, crafts and concepts, Kwangho Lee evokes true emotion. Working always on concepts as for example "primary transformations for primary materials", he tries to see to the other side of materials. Everyday’s raw and ordinary materials can be made into something beautiful... Design for the heart!

After his graduation at Seoul University Kwangho managed to establish his own reputation in remarkably short time. Having his work represented at the highest level by galleries such as Johnston Trading in New York, Seomi Gallery in Seoul and venues as the DesignMiami/Basel artfair or the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art he gave proof of his prodigious skills and talent right from the start.

Hunting and Collecting,
17 rue des Chartreux / Kartuizersstraat,
B-1000 Brussels.


See also:

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Styrofoam Sofa
by Kwangho Lee
Weave Your Lighting
by Kwangho Lee
The Snow by
Tokujin Yoshioka