Activity ⸻

⸻ Lecture



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

⸻ Special Lecture Series



The purpose of a lecture ⸻ :
A practical design education-oriented program that fosters designers with creative and integrated thinking with the aim of global education through global design education and research and industry-academia cooperation network


The subject of a lecture ⸻ :
1. Living culture and design

2. Daily space and furniture

3. Sustainable furniture design


1. Living culture and design: Characteristics and Aesthetics of Japanese Design, A Case Study on the Design of Living Products Related to Food Culture (Kurokawa Masayuki, Toshiyuki Kita, Jeahoon Choi)


2. Daily space and furniture: Furniture Design Based on Korean Living Culture, A Case Study on the Modern Function of Wooden Furniture Design in Korea (Injoo Park, Sanghyun Kim, Myung Kim, Chung-Ah Yu)


3. Sustainable furniture design: Residential Space and Furniture Design in China, Characteristics of Traditional Furniture Design and Its Modern Application, Development of Design and the World of Design by a World-Wide Designer (Stefano Giovannoni, Mara Servetto, Liu Tiejun, Younghee Cha)



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Liu Tiejun



Integration and Breakthough ⸻

⸻ (Education practice of furniture design research)


This is a special lecture on the details of the conservation movement of traditional crafts of the study, and the vision for the future in Chinese design. The variety of traditional crafts that can be seen all over China is too numerous and obscured, so it has not been properly quantified or databased. Therefore, the Chinese government from 2016 to 2020, academic development was promoted through the 'Protection of Traditional Chinese Handicrafts' project. From the introduction of the works of Chinese artisans, to how traditional crafts are combined in the present day with various craft techniques, various materials and colors, and introductions of various artists, and how they are maintained by the real public, furthermore, how actual design products are made through collaboration with artisans has been introduced.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Kurokawa Masayuki



Chair and body ⸻


The main theme is the human body and chair. His works were produced through deep and broad insight into the process of human sitting and the postures maintained after sitting. Human movements are very delicate and amazing. It is a movement like a work made by muscles, bones, and the human will. Its appearance is contained in paintings, etc. everywhere, whether in the East or the West or the times. Human curves and shapes continue to inspire various design items to this day, and the future possibilities are endless.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Toshiyuki Kita



Life Culture and Design/Everyday Space and Furniture/Sustainable Furniture Design ⸻


Kita Toshiyuki is Japan's leading product and furniture designer. He meticulously described his masterpieces and work process. Also, he is a designer with deep ties to Italy, and it is said that Italy is his second motherland. Starting with the introduction of the Wink Chair, which is still on sale by Cassina, a famous furniture maker, he introduced the story of the birth and production of his various works, which are on permanent display in many museums around the world, such as MOMA in New York, Center Pompidou in Paris, and Museum of Modern Art in Munich. He told insights on sustainable furniture and visions for future furniture.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Chung-Ah Yu / Myung Kim



Modernization of traditional furniture ⸻

Modern design development of Sabang-takja ⸻


1. Chung-Ah Yu

Her lecture is about the actual development case of 'Sabangtakja' exhibited at DDP. Sabangtakja means traditional four-sided tables were books and pottery that used to be Joseon dynasty. So it had to be interpreted in a modern way and considered when it was used in a modern space, and it had to have enough space to expand not only to the existing properties, but also to much larger and more diverse modern products such as electronics, bags, and lighting fixtures. Therefore, we decided to create more various empty spaces inside the Sabangtakja and designed a structure in the empty space. When there are no objects on display, the structure itself becomes a formative object. Just like the interesting proportions created by traditional Sarangbang furniture, the empty space of the Sabangtakja is filled with proportions of various configurations. The result of this work is currently in the office of the Seoul Design Foundation. If this Sabangtakja is used in a residential space, it is a place that expresses the proportions of a new composition while displaying, moving, and managing various objects that are attached to it along with the structure inside the Sabangtakja.


2. Myung Kim

This is a special lecture on the case of modern interpretation design of the Sabangtakja. There are various products developed by DDP of Seoul Design Foundation, and this is an example of furniture development for display at domestic and foreign exhibitions. Traditional Korean furniture has a strong charm, not with fancy decorations, but with natural wood grain. Starting with the case of exhibiting the results of a design university exchange class between Korea, China and Japan exhibited in Milan in 2008, in which Kookmin University participated, various perspectives were developed. We have developed furniture to fully capture the quality of the items to be contained.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Stefano Giovannoni



Narrative Design ⸻


This special lecture was held focusing on the world of design works by world-renowned industrial designer Stefano Giovannoni. Starting with Giovannoni's early work, Girotondo, he has designed popular items for numerous brands, from Italian household goods brand Alessi to furniture brand Magis. In addition, it was a practical workshop design education that nurtures designers with creative and integrated thinking with the goal of global education through world-class design education and research through the design philosophy contained in his famous and diverse works such as Mami, Bombo, and Rabbit Chair. Finally, through direct communication with the students, it was an opportunity to hear directly about Stefano Giovannoni's work style to his future goals.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Younghee Cha



Understanding of sustainability-Salone del mobile Milano 2021 review ⸻


She worked for Atelier Mendini for 20 years. Looking at her long life in Italy, the post-coronavirus has dramatically changed Italy a lot. This influence had a great impact on the launch of new design products. Design can reach consumers more perfectly when it is approached not only in form but in development, but in all areas including materials and marketing. She introduced various product lineups that she collaborated with at Atelier Mendini and gave a special lecture from a macro perspective of design changes. In addition, she predicted the future direction of the design by conducting a review of the Milan Fair (SALONE DEL MOBILE 2021) held in 2021.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Sanghyun Kim



LifeCycle & Furniture Trend ⸻


1. Design for safety At pre-pandemic, the office safety issue was worker health and safety standards. However, at present, it is necessary to prepare for a multifaceted and systematic approach to minimizing the spread of disease and providing a feeling of air quality, office density, furniture arrangement, separation conditions, materials, hygiene, sensors, hands-free, and safety.

2. Design for Productivity When designing an office in the past, the efficiency aspect was considered preferentially. However, for now, it is necessary to implement a multifunctional space that supports collaboration and concentration. Although this point was introduced through various office environment seminars in Korea, face-to-face collaboration, non-face-to-face collaboration, personal privacy, and mobility flexibility are required.

3. Design for strong community passion The office not only needs to redefine the purpose of office as not just a place to work but also a place where social assets are infrastructure and a place that evokes a sense of purpose and belonging. For example, there should be value creation in terms of vitality, inclusion, trust, resilience, and environmental-social impact.

4. Design for flexibility Flexible architectural elements, complexity, and mobility will be further expanded. If the keywords are the furniture trend will be defined around well-being, experience, lifestyle, design, ergonomics, comfort, safety, and harmony.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Mara Servetto



From Legacy to Innovation; the new sustainability ⸻


Mara Servetto has won the Compasso d'Oro Award 3 times, the Red Dot Design Award 11 times, and the German Design Award 2 times. She is currently the co-CEO of Migliore+Servetto Architects and a visiting professor at Joshibi University in Tokyo. Founded in 1997, Migliore+Servetto Architects has been active in various fields, from institutional and corporate design around the world, installation design, urban revitalization design, museum exhibition, interior design, and branding to identity. In particular, she offers new sustainability proposals through designs that engage people through human emotion and idea inspiration. The study of the relationship with the environment is no longer a topic that cannot be ignored. She emphasizes the projects carried out in Asia and focuses on bridging the cultural gap between the West and the East.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Jeahoon Choi



Variety and Possibilities of Living Ceramic Products ⸻


This is a lecture on the overall history of ceramics and the current status of the development of ceramics in Korea, China, and Japan. As the saying goes, China is the father of ceramics, Korea is the mother of ceramics, and Japan is the child of ceramics. In particular, he explained in detail about the bathroom culture where ceramics are used a lot, what durability and led the design trend in each era, and it was possible to know in detail about the changes in people's bathroom usage behavior and behavior. In particular, it was a good opportunity to hear interesting anecdotes and design practices at the time of construction and construction based on my experience at the INAX company. Recently, color chip and pattern design programs using big data have been developed, and many tile products with more aesthetic features have been released.



2021 ⸻ Fall ⸻

Lifestyle·Furniture Design Lab

Special Lecture Series ⸻

by Injoo Park