Yoon Shun's design ethos is characterized by a seamless fusion of art and functional design, challenging the conventional demarcation between the two disciplines.
His latest 'Go Shun' collection is a profound exploration of materiality and technique, featuring seating objects sculpted from substantial oak beams. Each piece within the collection is a testament to controlled craftsmanship, where the wood's texture is transformed through a deliberate charring process, bestowing each surface with a distinct, emblematic pattern. The resulting works are a statement of bold modernity, yet they retain an air of timeless tradition.
The 'Go Shun' pieces are marked by an architectural precision, bridging age-old wood-burning methods with the strength and dignity of solid oak. Yoon Shun’s dedication to preserving the intricate wooden textures is evident in the application of seven consecutive layers of tung oil, a practice that not only enhances the wood’s natural allure but also fortifies its resilience.
Yoon Shun describes his artistic pursuit as an ongoing dialogue between the utility of design and the abstraction of narrative. He delves beneath the superficial to uncover and celebrate the latent splendor of materials and forms. His approach is one of considered detail, quiet subtlety, and enduring patience, embodying a harmony of rationality with emotion, refinement with rawness. A 2020 alumnus of the Royal Academy of Art in the Netherlands, Shun’s work is an introspective journey, balancing on the cusp of sculpture and utility.
The majority of Yoon Shun's creations can be experienced at the 'Objects with Narratives' gallery.