Leyla Asif
Jungeun Han
Soo Kim
Evdokia Savva
Gigi Barker
Yuchen Cao
Katharina Gross
Ana Jimenez Palomar
Anjali Shah
Yangyi Bao
Maylinda Bhakdithanaseth
Flora Bhattachary
Aurelie LeBourhis
Yi Cheng
Noor Fares
Anshu Hu
Kaixi Huang
Hyerim Kim
Dong Kim
Jihye Lee
Poornima Subramanian
Lydia Sui
Jin Zhang

Jungeun Han
The Visitor

This project invites you into Korean culture. Observing the body language and behaviour of Korean’s living in London revealed subtle expressions of cultural identity. These observations were interpreted and translated into the design narrative. The designs reveal elements of humour through the eyes of a ‘visitor’ by gently introducing them to the differences between their cultures. These glimpses of Korea are expressed through a collection of ceramic objects, reflecting both anthropomorphic and graphic elements decoratively and playfully explored through ceramic design.

‘Face Stool’ looks at how Korean women tend to comfortably share their personal space with each other. A ‘one and half size’ stool, designed for two people, gives the opportunity to experience intimately sharing personal space by sticking together like Korean women.

Korean mothers often carry their babies on their backs, a behavior called “Uh-boo-ba”. Uh-boo-ba is also the name of the stool that mimics this relationship by decoratively manifesting the mother and child relationship.

Some Korean men carry their girlfriend’s handbags, even the very small ones. Modeling masculine lines ‘Handbag Man’ knowingly and humorously embraces this idea providing a generous arm on which to store handbags at home.