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Kiwa bench by Hyung Suk Cho

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)