Dokkaebi Stools By Jiyoun Kim

View all 11 Photos

Launched by the city of Seoul, the Hangang Art Park program invited four artists and designers to create art installations and sculptural objects to populate the parks near the Han River. Following the initiative’s theme of “suim”, which translates to “rest”, the Dokkaebi conceptual stools designed by Jiyoun Kim allow the user to enjoy a moment of quiet and contemplation among nature. The 24 stools take inspiration from Korean folklore and nature. The Dokkaebi is a troll-like creature which can easily change its appearance when needed. Consequently, the stainless steel cylinders boasts a mirror surface that perfectly reflects the surrounding environment, helping to integrate the objects into the landscape.

At the top, eight different colors recreate the hues of the nearby trees as they appear throughout the year, in a beautiful homage to the passage of time and to the changing seasons. In the middle of the park, the sculptural objects become a part of nature as they mirror their surroundings, while the top sections seem to float in mid-air, giving the entire installation a surreal look and feel. Photo credits: Jiyoun Kim.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(180328)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(677)
}
            
  • Introducing Purho

    A beautiful collection of products made with Murano glass from Italy. Founded in 2012, Italian…

  • The Fantin Frame Kitchen

    An easily customizable kitchen designed for indoor or outdoor spaces. Established in 1968, Fantin has…

  • The Gioi Table and Stool

    Modern outdoor furniture made of terracotta. Designed by Mario Scairato, this terracotta furniture set draws…

  • The Cursive Structure Series

    A series of sculptural furniture inspired by Korean calligraphy. Seoul-based designer and artist Chulan Kwak…

  • The Ifö Electric Ohm Collection

    A minimalist lighting collection inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design. Swedish company Ifö Electric has…

  • The Plateau Lamp

    A creative table lamp inspired by nature. Designed by Ferréol Babin for interior design brand…

Take me there

  • 72 Hours in Philadelphia

    A complete travel guide to make a weekend in Philly memorable. Along with St. Augustine…

  • Ocean View 5

    A serene retreat in surfers’ paradise. Part of the Uluwatu Surf Villas resort in Bali,…

  • The Elsewhere Cabin Retreat

    A cabin on wheels that’s big on comfort and relaxation. Located on an idyllic ranch…