Seungbin Yang

Instead of wood, designer Seungbin Yang applies the very costly and rare Ott-chil lacquer technique from Korea to a different base: paper. For centuries, this technique was only used for ceremonial objects and luxury furniture. Yang explores the possibilities of paper and the lacquer technique and creates a union of various contradictions in one object; the luxurious and the everyday, and the strength of the lacquer versus the fragility of paper. With this project, Yang pays homage to the disappearing craft Ott-chil technique. At the same time, he proposes a new form and application that is better suited to modern life. The lacquer, which originates from the Ott tree, makes the objects waterproof, durable, antibacterial and ecologically sustainable.