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Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2011.
"Steam 20" bench in steam-bent walnut. #1 from the edition of 6 + 2 APs.
107" L x 33" W x 28.74" H
271.8cm L x 83.8cm W x 73cm H
Price available on request
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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.
Bae Se Hwa, Korea, 2007
"Steam 10" bench in steam-bent walnut. This example produced in 2018. #6 from the edition of 6 + 2 APs.
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, 2010.
"Steam 15" lounge chair in steam-bent walnut. This example produced in 2019. #AP1 from the edition of of 6 + 2 APs.
“Working alone in his studio outside of Seoul South Korea, Bae Se Hwa produces between three and five pieces annually. Each piece is a celebration of beauty and craft.” – Evan Snyderman, Principal, R & Company