Seongyong Lee

MA work

I consider that design should be responsible as well as creative; hence designers should not only open the possibilities of new life to people but also be more careful about what they are doing.

I like to make things that are good to look at and can be used intuitively. I hope people can live with my work and, together, they can make their own stories, rather than me making stories for the works before they reach their users.

I respect the power of hand craft even in a massively manufactured society. Consequently, I ultimately wish my works can grow with an appropriate function, beauty and passion.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • I consider that design should be responsible as well as creative; hence designers should not only open the possibilities of new life to people but also be more careful about what they are doing.

    I like to make things that are good to look at and can be used intuitively. I hope people can live with my work and, together, they can make their own stories, rather than me making stories for the works before they reach their users.

    I respect the power of hand craft even in a massively manufactured society. Consequently, I ultimately wish my works can grow with an appropriate function, beauty and passion.

  • Degrees

  • Summer course, Introduction of Exhibition Design, Istituto Europeo di Design, Barcelona, Spain, 2008; BFA, Industrial Design, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 2005
  • Experience

  • Design internship, Ben Wilson design studio, London, 2009; Design internship, Studio Dror, New York, NY, USA, 2008; Designer, LG Electronics design center, Seoul, South Korea, 2005/6; Researcher for industrial-academic cooperation project, Seoul National University/Samsung Electronics, Seoul, South Korea, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • 100% Design, Earls Court, London, 2009; Sunny Memories, ECAL + EPFL Lab, Switzerland, 2009; Designers Block London, Covent Garden, London, 2008; Seoul Design Festival, Coex, Seoul, South Korea, 2006
  • Awards

  • Royal College of Art Overseas Student Bursary, 2009; Winner, iF concept award, 2009; Gold, International Design Excellence Awards, 2004