Stone Pagoda Level 3
- Care Instructions
Primitive forms combine with industrial materials to create the 'Proportions of Stone' series by Seoul-based designer Sisan Lee.
Consisting of functional pieces including tables, chairs, and shelving, ÔProportions of StoneÕ combines primitive, natural forms of stone with industrial and futuristic structures of steel. The strong, geometric steel against the organic stone reveals an arresting juxtaposition of elements, simultaneously highlighting and questioning materiality. For Lee, the stone is the starting point for each piece and this is evident throughoutÑthe steel appears to have formed around the organic object, mimicking the natural construction of its counterpart.
Stone and steel both symbolize strength and structure however the process of their making is very different. Steel, forged by heat and human intervention, is often sleek and precise in its finished state. Stone however, could be regarded as the epitome of natural forms; it is carved by the elements over thousands of years. Bringing together these natural and artificial elements could easily appear incongruous but in LeeÕs work it is harmonious, with both elements appearing to strengthen one another. This unexpected balance also contributes to the structural integrity of the piecesÑthe stones provide weighted support, ensuring they stay grounded. This contrasting of elements is brought together through shared functionality: with each piece, Lee highlights a distinct visual tension whilst emphasizing a delicate coexistence.
Each piece is made-to-order and uses scavenged stones, so please expect some variability in design.
Designed and produced by the Seoul-based Sisan Lee.
- 21.3" L x 21.3" W x 25.6" H
- raw or stainless steel, natural stone
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- Handle with gloves if you want to avoid leaving finger prints. The untreated stainless steel will show signs of wear and patina over time.