The work of Bae Se Hwa brings attention to how versatile the material of wood can be. Although many people tend to focus on its linear and static properties, others like Bae Se Hwa focus on its malleability. Instead of using large cuts of wood or even more common planks, this designer uses strips that are easily bendable to create curvaceous pieces that are as sculptural as they are practical.
Born in Seoul, Korea, and based in Paju, Korea, Bae Se Hwa studied both woodworking and furniture design. Although full of undulating waves, his furniture designs mainly reside in the realm of minimalism. Because of this particular quality, each piece has a modern appeal that is perfect for contemporary spaces.