MyungJin Kim Paradise #32presented by AGO Projects
Ok Kim Merge Coffee Tablepresented by OKKIM STUDIO
Seoul-based artist Ok Kim works with Korean Ottchil—a natural lacquer material and technique found in east Asian countries. Traditionally this technique produces often glossy red or black surfaces. But Kim introduces a contemporary twist by varying the hues of the lacquer in a laborious process that takes months to complete.
Masatoshi Izumi Kegarenaki Mizu Tsukubaipresented by Gallery Japonesque
This water basin was created by Masatoshi Izumi, who was born into a family of stone carvers on the Japanese island of Shikoku. In 1964, he co-founded the Stone Atelier in Kagawa Prefecture, dedicated to new architectural and artistic uses for traditional stone cutting techniques. That year he also met Isamu Noguchi, who soon after asked Izumi to help him carve the monumental granite sculpture Black Sun, completed in 1969. Masatoshi Izumi and his atelier have realized some of the most ambitious architectural and artistic stone projects of the last century.
Inês Schertel Solito Benchpresented by Mercado Moderno
Based in southern Brazil, Inês Schertel crafts an array of objects in wool that she sources from her own farm. Surrounded by acres of pastoral land, Schertel has embraced a slow design approach, hand-felting wool and dyeing it with vegetable pigments to create furniture and accessories that reflect her connection to and love for the natural world.