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Taisan Bench
by Lowlit Collective

Taisan Bench by Lowlit Collective
Lowlit Collective

Lowlit Collective has created a street furniture range that brings together traditional Korean elements with sustainable values.

The project is a street furniture range sourced and manufactured from tikkle plastics (discarded small pieces of plastic that are unlikely to be recycled), discarded toys, 3D printing cut-offs, and bio-materials.

The bench is the first piece in the range, and takes its inspiration both from Korea's mountainous terrain and the practice of traditional 'sumukhwa' ink wash painting. The symbol was derived from the collection of small pieces of dust plastic to create a huge mountain. The scenery of Bukhansan Mountain was captured from the brush strokes depicted in the paintings, and reinterpreted as the gradient grayscale layers and granolithic sheet on the top.

This project has been longlisted in the furniture design category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Lowlit Collective

Project: Taisan Bench


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