Jungin Lee

Born in Gwang-ju (South Korea) in 1985. She lives and works in Seul.

Her furniture and objects are characterized by materiality and experimentation. With an academic background in product design and a past in furniture design, Jungin Lee approaches the complex design starting from a pure instinct. The project Frozen was presented for the first time in 2012 at the graduation show in MA Product Design at Royal College of Art in London. Since then, it has been developed and shown at Dutch Design Week, Milan Design Week and London Design Festival etc. Frozen explores a new process of making furniture. Fascinated by both industrial and handmade process, Jungin Lee tries to combine them together, experimenting materials and techniques as well as aesthetic-formal features. Taking inspiration from origami technique, each Frozen piece is made with folding skill that expands an unpredicted form individually; the designer makes use of an industrial process but by hands. The result is the production of narrative-based objects fragile at first glance, where the essence of the materials and the beauty of irregular shapes are enhanced.

2010-2012 M.A. Design Products, Royal College of Art, London, England
2009 M.A. Hongik University, Seoul
2003-08 B.A. Wood Working and Furniture Design, Hongik University, Seoul

2017 MATERIALIA, SWING Design Gallery, Benevento, Italy
2017 Design art Fair, Busan, Korea
2015 Maison de COURONNE, Seoul, Korea
2015 BANYAF art fair, Seoul, Korea
2015 Port Tonic Art Center, Les Issambres, France
2015 Fuori Salone, Milan, Italy
2015 Materials, g-exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2014 Welchome (group exhibition), SWING Design Gallery, Benevento, Italy
2014 Fendi Workshop, with a  new theme of Galaxy, g-exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2014 Collective Furniture, g-exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2014 Frozen#1, Miart Fair (with SWING Design Gallery), Milan, Italy
2014 Frozen#1, Solo Exhibition, SWING Design Gallery, Benevento, Italy
2014 Flamingo, Modern Craft at Heal’s, London, UK
2013 ’20 Lions’ Made by WORKS, Christie’s LDF London, UK
2013 Made by WORKS, Clerkenwell, London design festival, UK
2013 WORKS in Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy
2012 RCA collectives, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2012 RCA Summer Show, London, UK
2012 Bureau Odyssey, Design March, Reykjavik, Iceland
2012 Cinema, WIP Interim Show RCA, London
2011 The Copy Kitchen, Christie’s, London, UK
2011 DMY International Design Festival Berlin, Germany
2010 Loosing Blue, WIP Interim Show RCA, London, UK
2009 Kyunggi Gagu, Korea Furniture Fair (KOFURN)
2009 Seoul Living Design Fair, Korea
2009 Interflow Exhibition, Moma, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
2008 Designers Party ‘We need more’, 상상마당Seoul, Korea
2007 Artbook Project with Craft Chairs’, 상상마당Seoul, Korea
2007 Graduation Show (B.F.A) Moma, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
2007 15 Young Artists, Korea Furniture Fair, Seoul, Korea
2006 National Assembly Exhibition, Seoul, Korea
2006 Seoul Living Design Fair, Korea

2009 First Prize, Kyunggi Furniture Design Competition
2004 Special Prize, KOSID Living Design Competition