Gallery SEOMI showcases a collection of significant contemporary design pieces by Korean designers and specially commissioned limited-edition design objects for each show. The gallery presents the originality of Korean aesthetics and craftsmanship reinterpreted through a modern perspective.
Gallery SEOMI introduces designers whose work establishes a new visual vocabulary by combining venerated Korean aesthetic traditions, iconography and ways of creating with contemporary ideas and forms - all based on a philosophy of living. The collection of meticulously handmade works illuminate and redefine the cultural history of Korean post-modernism, presenting refined objects of various media made through interesting processes and technology, balancing fine aesthetics with practicality, while extending and
reinterpreting the boundaries between design and art.
The exquisite masterpieces of the designers attempt to reflect the notion of modern beauty that is embedded in Korean culture. They engage in the streams of naturalism and minimalism of the culture with their original ideas, new technology and exhaustive processes. These works become metaphoric representations of Korean aesthetics as they maximize materiality of objects and create forms and structures that are simple and concise. They imbue furniture with the visual language of fine arts, presenting an original and unique world that crosses over the boundaries of craft and design, design and art.