Weight is a minimalist collection of limited edition pieces designed by Seoul-based studio Jinsik Kim. It is not that mankind has finished using stone because the Stone Age is over. If so, the designer believes that it is necessary to keep asking about the meaning and usage methods of stones reflecting the contemporary age. It is to reveal the texture and high density of the rocks as it was mined, rather than the beauty of the finished surface.
Everyone has a rough idea of the weight of a stone. One can deduce the abstract weight even if you did not lift the stone up, which we are seeing now. In the Weight collection, experiences of various weights one has felt in their life gives an opportunity to visually explore weights of the natural stones just mined from a rock mountain.
It is to formulate an object to make people have an experience for weight of a stone in visually. To put a natural stone, hanging from the ceiling in a string, on the narrow high sculpture is to express the human sense re-edited in the artist’s intention. It finally functions as a stone having a proper weight pressing on the narrow sculpture which looks to fall down easily.
You can realize a blurred boundary between art and design or function for the body and function for mentality. That project is relative to explore the contemporary meaning of life for design and art.
Photography by Sangpil Lee