South Korean designer revamps his celebrated Haze Series with new colours and shapes. The initial collection – bringing liquid gradients of colour into geometric form – debuted at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan during this year’s Fuori Salone. Commissioned by South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Park’s latest iteration demonstrates a mature departure with dramatic colours and monumental forms.
The original Haze series was developed using a bespoke resin-casting and grafting process, creating semi-translucent textures. Emphasising this characteristic, different parts were combined into chairs and tables with contrasting colour schemes. Joints are clearly visible and appear to float within surfaces. With a balance of shape and use, Park was looking for alternatives to material-dominated forms.
Inspired by Asian ink paintings, the updated White, Gray and Navy collection superimposes different intensities of achromatic colour. By adding shelves and benches to the series, Park was able to express a new understanding of formal integrity. Balance is achieved by carefully matching colours with forms that indicate different functions.
Photos courtesy of Wonmin Park