Wonmin Park patterns patinated aluminium furniture "like painting on a canvas"
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Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Wonmin Park patterns patinated aluminium furniture "like painting on a canvas"

Korean designer Wonmin Park has pieced together sheets of patinated aluminium to create this collection of furniture, featuring textures that resemble paintbrush strokes.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Park's Plain Cuts will be exhibited at New York's Carpenters Workshop Gallery from early next year, following another showcase of metal furniture by French artist Vincent Dubourg.

While Dubourg's pieces look like they're exploding, Park's collection comprises minimal rectangular elements fitted neatly together.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

The intersecting planes feature pale and dark hues, and a mottled texture created by patina – a coloured film that naturally forms on metal surfaces when exposed to atmospheric elements over a long period of time.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

"The idea of this new collection Plain Cuts is to provide a minimalist and drastic process based on the construction of aluminium sheets with patina technique," said Wonmin in an interview with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery.

"Structures are exposed to the surface and it becomes part of the work itself," he added. "Patina on aluminium is like painting on a canvas."

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Among the pieces in the collection is a long, low bench. Park has punctuated its dark top with lighter strips of aluminium that are arranged in a cross shape.

A chair, titled Box, comprises four darker pieces fitted together to form the cube-shaped seat. A slightly lighter, curving sheet is slotted through the top panel to create the backrest.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Park allowed aluminium for the legs and top of a dining table to develop a much darker hue. A series of paler narrow fins run pierce through to join these elements together.

For a console, he set legs at right angles to each other and punctured one through the top.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Another two low tables feature in the collection. Four parts threaded by a rectangular shape make up the top of one, while a single piece of metal forms the other, which is set on three chunky legs.

Also in the collection are two square tables, a series of four cube-shaped lights that hang from a block of aluminium, and a cabinet made of eight boxes stacked on top of each other.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

Park, a Design Academy Eindhoven graduate, will also be presenting updated pieces from his Haze furniture series, which is constructed from translucent grey, navy and white slabs of resin.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery was founded in 2006 by childhood friends Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard, and was first based in London and Paris, before expanding to New York City in 2015.

Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop

It represents a hosts of contemporary artists whose work spans the fields of art and design. Other recent exhibitions include giant cocooned lamps designed by Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell, and French designer Mathieu Lehanneur's Liquid Marble table series.

Plain Cuts and Haze will go on show from 24 January 2018 at Carpenters Workshop Gallery New York, 693 Fifth Avenue.

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Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
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Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop
Plain Cuts by Wonmin Park at Carpenters Workshop