Curiosity is the human heritage that makes us evolve. Bolts and nuts, wheels and cars, lenses and telescopes… many things we see and use in this world are the heritage of human evolution, triggered by our curiosity to find, learn, and invent. Microscopes now allow us to see the world down to the atomic level, while telescopes show us the farthest of thousands of galaxies billions of light-years away.
I have explored the curiosity that draws us to answer the fundamental existential questions: Where are we, and who are we?
This collection uses resin and leather to draw the subtle landscape of our planet, astonishing microscopic images of atoms, deepness of the galaxy. When the softness of leather is covered in resin, it brings the abnormal atmosphere that provokes our curiosity and captures it in a transparent layer.
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Growing around his father's tannery, Tae Hoon Kim intuitively developed sense of leather's limitless possibilities. In his own rendition of the family trade, Tae has adapted conventional leather crafting techniques to his alternative vision of leather's future. Tae has further developed an aptitude for product design by executing his leather products with a careful attention to detail, structure, and construction.