Byung Hoon Choï’s furniture evokes thoughts of Henry Moore’s sculpture, and Eero Saarinen’s furniture. But that is just the beginning. Simultaneously artistic and functional, traditional and modern, minimal and luxurious, natural yet refined, Byung Hoon Choï’s mastery of balancing multiple elements and themes creates a transcendent experience.
In his most recent work which he refers to as ‘modern organic’, Choï combines warm, soft wood, a traditional material for furniture in many cultures, with cold and smooth natural stone. The minimalist design speaks of, perhaps, the next generation of classic design.
Imagine the dining room table placed in the last interior photo. It’s organic form speaks to the those of the Serge Mouille light. It would stand quietly and very powerfully among the photos and ancient pottery.
1. Zaro 0807, side table, white marble and natural stone)
2. Afterimage 08-267, dining table, Walnut, natural stone,
63 x 30 x 11 ¾ inches