Haze Series
Wonmin Park Monday 27 Jan 2014

Basic geometric shapes seem to define Wonmin Park's Haze Series. The designer, based in the Netherlands, created his products using slabs of from lightly coloured resin. The resin was coloured with pigment and cast in separate moulds before being joined together. The translucent nature of the resin allows the colour of each element to show through where the slabs are joined.

The series currently consists of a chair, a high round table, two low round tables and a low oblong table. This will be expanded in the future. Park creates objects to stand for themselves, to be beautiful, attractive and speak with their surroundings. His work embraces simplicity, purity and subtlety and he wishes for people who experience his designs to have the space to explore their own sensations and emotions. 

The entire object gives the impression that it unveils itself in front of us through the opaqueness of its parts. But our perception deceives us when we think it begins and ends there. Each Haze object carries within it a dissymmetry of form hidden from sight. A dissymmetry of form that is balanced out by the colours created in the unique casting process that gives birth to these objects. With its combination of form, colour, opaqueness and texture, the Haze series is a balance of rationality and the self in a life where the former often dominates to the detriment of the latter. Park's Haze series perfectly positions itself between the substantiality and insubstantiality of life.