In collaboration with local artisans, Studio Word propose lighting fixtures marrying the traditional gat with modern practicality and aesthetics, usable in everyday spaces.
Throughout the years, the gat has endured as an item of traditional male formal attire symbolizing the dignity and decorum of the classical scholar, as well as headgear for blocking the sun. Made mainly of horsehair and bamboo, its designs varied according to the purpose at hand.
Jung Choon Mo who has devoted himself over the past half-century to the task of keeping gat making traditions alive. Handling every step in the process of Gannil (gat making) with the utmost precision and delicacy it requires, he dedicates long hours to pouring his intense focus and exceptional manual skill into the creation of the craftwork-as-artwork known as gat.
Countless bamboo fibers woven by the artisans’ deft hands reveal the minute, exquisite structure of the grain and, met with the radiance of the lighting, imbue the surrounding space with tradition and modern sensibility. Experiencing the value and timelessness of our crafts through lines of such meticulously detailed caliber as to display the long years of experience possessed by these two artisans, we look forward to an age marked by the new utilization of old tradition.