Choi Byung Hoon, ‘"Zari 08-07 b"’, 2008, Phillips

Property from an Important Collection

Marble incised with artist's chopmark and CHOI BYUNG HOON 2008.

Noh Eunjoung, ed., Choi, Byung Hoon: Art, Furniture, Gyeonggido, Korea, 2008, illustrated, n.p.
Jane Adlin, "Vanities: Art of the Dressing Table," The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 2013, p. 47 for a similar example

Galerie Downtown François Laffanour, Paris, 2008
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Choi Byung Hoon

Considered to be the father of contemporary Korean design, Choi Byung Hoon has revolutionized his field by creating groundbreaking furniture highlighting the raw beauty of nature. Preferring to work with “uninterrupted” natural forms with “minimal manipulation,” he combines organic materials like wood and stone in seemingly simple ways, blending tradition with a modern sensibility. Choi has found inspiration in cultures around the world, from the Maya and Inca of the Americas to the arts of Africa and India, as well as in modern designers like Alvar Aalto and Isamu Noguchi, combining these influences to create a style all his own: one of balanced forms that celebrate the tension between lightness and strength.

South Korean, b. 1952, Kangwon Do., Korea, based in Seoul, Korea