Meet Berlin based Korean artist Setbyol Oh and watch how she creates her lamps using fine wicker and mulberry paper! Very thin sheets of silk paper are individually pleated and then turned into a leaf. Hundreds of these single leaves, attached to another, create a whole organic shape. Experience sophisticated craftsmanship and find out about the artist’s interpretation of Korean tradition within European culture.
The first edition of the light object “Way home” is a 6 meter long tube made of mulberry paper and wicker, in which LED lights are installed. About 1500 white leaves are glued onto the surface. For Setbyol Oh the light object symbolizes a path that shows where she comes from and where she is going. The path is variable and can be put in any shape or simply be laid down straight.
“Way home” is part of the IVORY exhibition, hosted by design gallery hvíla editions. Twelve local and international makers present limited edition pieces, each with its own creation story. Founder Anita Hansen curated the collection to celebrate ancient craft techniques, envisioned with a contemporary and artistic sensibility. The objects are meant to surprise people, and show how traditions can be re-imagined to create something new and unexpected.
Designers on show: Hana Karim (SL), hettler.tüllmann (D+US), Mapico (UA), nojin (D), nomad (D), oh-licht (D), Riccardo Masini (IT), Rita in Palma (D), Robert George (UK), Sasson Raifailov (US), Steven Haulenbeek (US), Veronika Beckh (D)