I was born in Busan, South Korea, in 1981. I have a bachelor degree in furniture and industrial art design.
I work with a group at my own studio called, "Eun Hak Kim design studio" as an art director mainly focusing on designing furniture, lights, and living supplies.
As I was learning about "design", I have put more emphasis on handmade arts and crafts than machine-made production.
Purity and natural impressions of folk arts comes before ostentatious decorations. Hence I keep enhancing my current designs favoring handcrafted artworks.
Design is a means to communicate all people
Design is a communicating tool for people. Modern era is a blooming season for countless designs. Designed crafts are being produced unceasingly, and they are anticipating humans to chose and use them. What would humans think and feel when they use them?
My designs are going to be a medium to connect with the users. I design the parts but always leave some freedom for the users to participate in expressing themselves through the design. In doing so, the users perceive my thoughts through the design, and they can talk back through the design.
My thoughts are linked to the users' thoughts. Weird shapes or unbalanced colors are insignificant.
We don't evaluate designs by its outlook appearance anymore. If design is unique, its value cannot be determined by its structure.
I do not wish my design to be understood as a complex art. I simply want people to understand and feel the same as I do.
Instead of being too revolutionary to provoke “whoa” from people by staring at it for long time, the design has to mingle into our lives.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Planet-unplanet / B-tree gallery
2020 Window gallery / KCDF
2010 Reean Gallery Kim 3rd Solo Exhibition
2010 Gallery JUNG, Eunhak Kim 2nd Solo Exhibition - Mutual@furniture.com
2009 BMH, Eunhakkim 1st solo exhibition - make your own design
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Design festival 2021
2021 Craft ternd fair / COEX
2021 Spectrum / Platform-L
2021 Life inspiration & art / LIA gallery
2021 Trace / onyou gallery
2021 Prop: pop-up seoul
2021 Cheongju craft biennale 2021
2020 Present / Shinsegae gallery
2020 K-auction exhibition / K-auction gallery
2020 Craft ternd fair / COEX
2020 CRAFT KIOSK
2019 The wonbon maker in Jong-no / KCDF
2018 Milan design fair
2017 Steel life
2017 Aging wood, Aging furniture
2017 Second Memorise
2017 MCBW 2017 in Munich
2016 Selected Edition : Art & Design, Shinsegae gallery
2016 Stone edge, stone gallery
2016 “Younhyun tile & Kujungmaru by 8 creators, B-E space
2015 Home & Table deco fair
2015 Craft Trend fair
2015 The way of seeing the wood / Kim bosung art center
2015 Korea now, museum of decorative arts, paris
2015 Craft platform_2015
2014 Home & Table deco fair
2014 Eternal beauty_Upcyling project_collabolation with illy
2014 Modern times_collabolation with 2Y
2013 Tent London
2013 Fashion meet furniture
2013 Boutique BMM
2013 Temporary occupant in atelier O
2012 Boutique BMM_Witch's collection
2012 Dream Concert Project Mento
2012 A Judge in Califonia dream week
2012 Exhibition in L-Store
2012 Group Exhibition in B-E Space Gallery
2012 Exhibition in Artshop in UUL
2011 H art gallery, Group Exhibition
2011 BMM, Group Exhibition
2010 SETEC, Korea tomorrow – Four rooms
2010 Seoul, Design festival
2010 Berlin, DMY Youngsters - International design festival
2010 Clayarch art Museum, Indoor design
2009 COEX, KOSID Design fair sol sol
2009 Seoul, Design Olympic
2009 BMH, 7th Designers party
2008 COEX, International lighting fair
2008 Seoul, Design Olympic
2008 Craft, Craftsman, Craftsmanship
2008 Light project 2008 - light of shadow
2008 FUN + DESIGN - what is your fun
2008 Busan, Seoul art fair in Busan
2007 COEX, Seoul design festival
2007 KT&G, 6th Designers party
2007 Team project - " intersection "
2007 " Shifting the shameless - lighting of shadow project "
2006 KINTEX, KOFURN