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An Interview with artist Ok Kim

 Ok Kim is a Seoul-based artist specialised in sculptural furniture. Her work utilises traditional natural lacquer, reinterpreting it in a modern way.

Continue reading to find out more about her unique Merge collection…

The Merge Series presents artistic stools and side tables inspired by stone stacks often found on Korea’s mountain passes. It is an old Korean tradition for good fortune to carefully balance stones into stacks. The structure of the pieces is made of steel which is covered by layers of ‘ott’, a traditional natural tree lacquer. The pieces are sanded and polished revealing blended colours overlapping with each other in perfect harmony.

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Merge Collection  © Inge Clemente

Merge Collection  © Ok Kim

Merge Collection  © Inge Clemente

Merge Collection  © Ok Kim

Merge Collection  © Ok Kim

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