Seoul-based design Studio Jeong Ho Ko collaborated with Hyongho Park to create a compelling, clean, and minimalist collection of furniture called Slice Series.
Balancing between tension and relaxation, we are led to various senses. Tension causes us to be sensitive, allowing us to focus on our surrounding environment, causing our senses to become heightened and clearer. At the same time, relaxation makes it possible to comfortably accept these clear senses. Slice Series is a project that shows the balance of tension and relaxation in form.
By cutting geometric objects and sharp edges, unstable shapes are formed, creating tension for its user. Also, the tension is heightened by the finish. Outer sides are rough and the sliced surfaces are polished to show how sharply it is cut and gives clear contrast between two different finishes. However, it is designed to be functional over all else. So when users are using one of the furniture pieces from the Slice Series, they are relaxed from the tension, making them feel the ‘balance’ they did not feel before.
The series is made up metal cylinders and cubes, which are all incredibly versatile in their use. The pieces can work as stools, side tables, or coffee tables.
For such a young studio, this is a remarkable piece of design. We’ll certainly be keeping a close on eye on what Studio Jeong Ho Ko produces in the future.