Rays of light seep through the window, fill the air and design spaces. It's moments like these that inspired designer Jayoung Baek, who forges objects with the delicacy of embroidery. And an ethereal series of vases is the result.
Each substance has limits and structures, whether liquid or gas. But it’s based on the spatial relationship with the environment that each body assumes a different appearance. So in how many ways can one shape an object, Jayoung Baek asks? Infinite is the answer.
The jewelry designer, with a degree in Art, Jewelry and Everyday Objects attained this year at Pforzheim University in Germany, applies this principle to create vase collection "Körperschmieden" (forging bodies NdR), starting from perfectly leveled sheets.
How? Jayoung Baek makes jewelry and knows how to work metal. Broadly speaking, she considers herself a smith. But it’s the relationship between the object and the environmental elements that opens new chapters on possible shapes and exemplifies the delicate language of this young designer.
Photos © Petra Jaschke
18 July 2012
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