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Taehun Ko

MA work

Journey Through Local Industry: Seat/Aluminium/Processes

Being from South Korea, this project started with the research into established manufacturing processes available in London, as seen from a different cultural and social context. 

Local manufacturers who produce low-volume and small-scale objects offer huge potential for designers. It is our roll to maximise this potential by understanding the processes they offer and to create value by critical insight.

My journey through local industry resulted in a series of seats that serve to celebrate the pure qualities of each different making process, and highlight the unique values and extraordinary environment each workshop has to offer.


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  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Products, 2014

  • Degrees

  • BFA Product Design, Hongik University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
  • Experience

  • Product design internship, Tom Dixon, London, 2013; Assistant to Max Lamb, London, 2013; Designer, Living Furniture Design Group: Mobjec, Seoul, South Korea, 2011; Architectural internship, Studio Media Skin, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2014; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2013; Seoul Design Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 2011; BMH Gallery Furniture Fair, BMH Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, 2011; Graduate Show, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea, 2010
  • Awards

  • Finalist, International Flavors and Fragrance Perfume Competition, 2013; Winner, Red Dot Design Concept Award, 2012 ; Honorable Mention, SEOUL International Competition, 2010; Special Prize, 11th Korea Optical and Sunglasses Competition, 2010