Fill in the Blank: Jinil Park
Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
When Jinil Park says he’s inspired by his daily sketches, he means it quite literally. The 25-year-old South Korean designer infiltrated the blogosphere at the start of 2014 with his Drawing Series, a collection of furniture crafted with intersecting wires that resemble a two-dimensional sketch. Park distorted wire lines with a hammer, eventually welding them together to simulate the pen strokes he’d put to paper. The young designer recently graduated from Seoul’s Hongik University with a bachelor’s of fine arts in metal and art design, and with one solo exhibition under his belt, his foray into the design world has only just begun.
MY BEST IDEAS COME TO ME WHEN... I’m listening to music in the morning.
PEOPLE TELL ME I REMIND THEM OF... an angry raccoon.
IF I WEREN’T A DESIGNER, I WOULD BE... a welder.
I WILL NEVER GET SICK OF LOOKING AT... comic books.
IN THREE WORDS, MY WORK SPACE IS... cold, huge, messy.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT MY PROFESSION IS... that I can manage my time as I plan.
MY SPIRIT ANIMAL IS... a llama.
IF I COULD HAVE DINNER WITH ANY DESIGNER DEAD OR ALIVE, IT WOULD BE... Dieter Rams.
IN THE YEAR 2100, DESIGN WILL BE... dead.
I’D LOVE TO SEE ONE OF MY PIECES ON THE COVER OF... DAMn° Magazine.