Haze Series in white, grey and navy
by Wonmin Park

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South Korean designer Wonmin Park has created a monotone range of his furniture made from slabs of cast resin (+ slideshow).

Haze series by Wonmin Park

Wonmin Park's latest Haze Series in white, grey and navy is made up of eight pieces that include tables, shelves and benches.

Haze series by Wonmin Park

The process is the same as in the earlier pastel-coloured series, where the resin is cast in separate moulds before being joined with coloured pigments.

Haze series by Wonmin Park

However, this range comprises a different pallet with more neutral colours. Grey, white and navy elements vary subtly in tone, opaqueness and texture.

Haze series by Wonmin Park

"I'm trying to use less colour and play more with propositions and form in a very simple way, which can give some feeling and emotion but is still usable as furniture," Park told Dezeen.

Haze series by Wonmin Park

Haze Series in white, grey and navy was commissioned by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) for display in an exhibition entitled Another Language that will be on show until 20 April 2014.

Haze series by Wonmin Park

Other resin furniture that has featured in Dezeen includes a desk with an ash lamp and glass vase embedded in a single thick slab of resin and fluorescent resin encased in wooden tables.

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  • got_josh

    Daily Dezeen exhibits weaker and weaker articles on poor design, however this one takes the cake. At best, these objects can backpack on the new design of iOS 7 with the use of transparencies as seen in image 6.

    The statement “I’m trying to use less colour and play more with propositions and form in a very simple way, which can give some feeling and emotion but is still usable as furniture,” Park told Dezeen. has no value. It sounds like an excuse to why there was no real design. Maybe if this was art we could justify it’s existence, or some level of research in proposition and form that would later result in better work. However I feel this is neither.

    • swooshy surface

      Hahaha, there is a site for you, core77. It’s where all the “real” design is. Real design is not about unnecessary surfacing and shaping… “backpack on the new design of iOS 7″? uh, this collection was released prior to the release of iOS 7 and had no impact on Wonmin i’m sure, and regardless, transparency is not by any means a feature that belongs to anyone.

  • Benoit Balz

    Interesting colours and shapes, nice muted tones. But why on earth in 2014 are people still using super toxic materials like resin? Reduce, reuse… maybe the Koreans have not gotten hip to this yet!

    • K

      Reduce and reuse are not the only values in 2014. What do you really expect from designers while you sit at your computer in your room built with super toxic materials? This is not the space for moral crusaders.

  • mmmhhh

    http://www.vincentderijk.nl has been doing this for two decades.

  • org

    Will he keep posting and Dezeen keep publishing when he “designed” a new abstract shape with a new colour?

    He seems to believe that he designed well. But for me, the abstraction is boring and looks very poor. It tells me how poor the Korean design scene is.

  • Benoit Balz

    Surely the computer is built from toxic materials, and is an indispensable tool. But why continue to design furniture made from toxic garbage, and continue the downward spiral?

    Moral crusaders are the only people who can authoritatively comment on this plight/blight. Let’s look to the renaissance, or even the early 20th century, for our materials: wood, stone and concrete, steel, glass.