Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2013
"Steam 23" lounge chair in steam-bent walnut and cowhide. Designed by Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2013. #2 from the edition of 6 + 2 APs....
Bae Se Hwa is inspired by the Korean tradition of beauty as the harmony of nature, seeking to convey a sense of calmness and peace through his designs. His furniture resembles the Korean landscape and mountains through their organic shapes and curved wood, reinforcing his desire to create a conversation between man and nature, inside and outside.
Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2011.
"Steam 20" bench in steam-bent walnut. #1 from the edition of 6 + 2 APs....
Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2015.
"Steam 25" lounge chair in steam-bent walnut. This example produced in 2019. #3 from the edition of 6 + 2 APs....
Bae Se Hwa has refined and perfected a steam-bending technique that allows him to create works of exceptional scale. Starting with a geometric diagram, Se Hwa individually bends hundreds of thin slices of walnut wood over a structured frame. Through this repetitive process, Se Hwa is able to create unexpected silhouettes with subtle curves and elegant line formations.