Kiwa bench by Hyung Suk Cho
Korean design graduate Hyung Suk Cho has made a wooden bench covered in panels, inspired by roof tiles.
Called (Kiwa), the design is based on the roofs of traditional Korean homes.
The structure is made of birch plywood and covered in black-painted, wooden panels.
Here's some more information from Hyung Suk Cho:
‘瓦(Kiwa)’ is the design of the Korean series.
This is one of my university graduation project.
This is motivated from a traditional Korean-style house, Han-ok, which has the most beautiful outline made from tiles(Kiwa_attatched image).
The general shape of this work is designed as the tiles.
Not only the shape, but also it reinterprets the structure as a new language of furniture.
Therefore, ‘瓦(kiwa)’ becomes the bench which has a new sight of the figurative art.
kiwa type 1 is only construction. and kiwa type 2 is the final design.
Material: rugged panel & painting, birch plywood