Knitted industrial material | Kwangho Lee

 

Korean designer and artist Kwangho Lee creates unique handcrafted furniture, lighting, and jewelry by transforming traditional techniques and using uncommon materials. Among others, he has developed a new way of knitting industrial materials to develop lamps from tangles of extension cords and couches made from woven garden hoses.
The 35-year-old artist grew up on his grandparents’ farm where he got inspired by his grandmother’s knitting projects and the homewares his grandfather handcrafted, created them from leftover and everyday materials found on the farm. He graduated 2007 from the Hongik University in Metal Art & Design and now lives in Seoul.
Kwangho Lee`s work is part of the permanent collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has been shown in a diverse solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

See more of his work here.

Photo credit: via Kwangho Lee

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