Wonmin Park was born in Seoul, South Korea and graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, in 2011. Thanks to Carpenters Workshop Gallery, he has exhibited at major fairs around the world such as Design Miami, PAD Paris, PAD London and Design Days Dubai. His work has been included in many museum shows like Korea Now at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Park has set up his studio in Eindhoven and then his production facility in Rotterdam. He is now living and working in Paris.
The Clay Table
With his experimentation with new materials, Park maintains for A New Layer the same exploratory approach. Matching material investigation with architectonic and metaphysical qualities, Park attempts to attain the sublime. Pared-down and essential forms are fused with treated materials; his work is often the result of extensive research and experimentation. As both furniture application and sculpture, his works stand alone and speak for themselves. Inspired by the principals of minimalism, Park seeks to create pieces that capture the nuances of light, colour and depth. With the Clay Table, Park explores large scale ceramics with the craftsman, Wen-Yi Kung. He found a very unique quality to start experimenting with the large scale pottery which has good qualities in glazing and finishing. Clay matches with his own design language and Park likes to test and start communicating more closely with the craftsman in order to achieve high end result in line with what he has already done in metal through his recent Plain Cuts Collection for Carpenters Workshop Gallery (Paris-London-New York). The Clay Table can be both indoor and outdoor. It’s a new challenge for him to work with this new kind of material in a new wave that fascinates him.
The Clay Table final prototype