Seoul-based design Studio Jeong Ho Ko collaborated with Hyongho Park to create a compelling, clean, and minimalist collection of furniture called Slice Series.
The studio wanted a design that would make the users appreciate it while benefiting from its use. According to Jeong, tension causes one to be sensitive, making the observation clearer and focus on the surroundings. Whereas, the relaxation can invoke the sensory pleasures that were absent before, making one comfortable enough to appreciate the surrounding.
The series features sliced cylindrical and cubical metal pieces, which create an amazing balance between the two contrasting emotions of tension and relaxation while balancing the two sliced parts of metal. The pieces of this furniture range have multiple uses, they can function as stools, side tables, and coffee table.
“Tension causes us to be sensitive, making us…focus on the surrounding environment, causing our senses to become clearer”, a statement about the project explains. “At the same time, relaxation makes it possible to comfortably accept these clear senses.”