Seoul-based designer Yunhwan Kim’s remarkable hand-carved furniture design began as a series of small objects – trays, vessels, bowls – that had, what he calls, “unintended shapes.” Scrutinizing these objects, Kim found that by connecting them, reversing them to expose dips and arcs, and modifying the shapes, the works unfolded, taking on a life of their own. Today, Buffets and Cabinets presents to you one of the artsiest modern cabinets.
Irregular, improvisational and organic, Kim’s forms vaguely reflect the silhouette of spilled water. There is a fluid, topographic quality defined by large contoured shapes that are interconnected by tributary or branch-like forms. Liking these modern cabinets?
Kim Yun-Hwan has created a collection of hand-carved furniture pieces composed of varying numbers of organic wooden shapes. The unintended modern cabinets series started with one single shape that would make a small-size tray and an object, after which the Seoul-based designer decided to connect more of them together into one giant, curvy piece in the shape of a cabinet door.
Eventually, having connected more than 40 elements into one large abstract modern design piece, the curve and shape of a cabinet door emerged and the independent objects grew naturally into Kim’s unique sculptural furniture.