WooJai Lee

WooJai Lee is Korean - New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

 

He likes to work with different materials, experimenting and exploring their hidden potentials.

He works in both constructional and sculptural ways, mixing the qualities of the two to create unique style of works.

They are highly influenced by his interest in materials, craftsmanship, drawing and sculptures.

 

WooJai is also a founder and director of the design collective, 'The Materialists'.

www.thematerialists.nl

EDUCATION

 2016   Design Academy Eindhoven (NL) BA : Public Private / Man and Living

 2008 - 2009   Wellington Victoria University (NZ)

 2008   Palmerston North Boy's High School (NZ)

 

NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS

 2018.10  "The Way We Face Leather", The Materialists, TAC, Dutch Design Week 2018

 2018.04  "The Materialists presents Paper Extended", Salone del Mobile 2018, Milan, IT

 2018.02  "Collect", Saatchi Gallery, London, GB (22.02~28.02)

 2018.02  "The Materialists present Paper 2018", OBJECT Rotterdam 2018, NL

 2018.01  "Expo Embracing Design Exchange", Cologne Design Week, Cologne DE

 2017.11  "Art and design, dialogue with materials", Toyama Prefectural Museum Art and Design, JP

 2017.10  Anti-Efficients, HOW&WOW, Craft Council, Dutch Design Week 2017, NL

 2017.10  The Materialists presents Paper, TAC, Dutch Design Week 2017, NL

 2017.10  ABN AMRO Hotspot, Veemgebouw, Dutch Design Week 2017, NL

 2017.09  Form & Seek 'OPEN', London Design Fair 2017, London

 2017.09  Mint Gallery, London Design Festival 2017, London

 2017.09  Schaudepot Lab / Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany (Permanent Collection)

 2017.06  CODA Paper Art 2017 CODA MUSEUM, Apeldoorn NL

 2017.05  Mint MetaCraft 2017, London GB

 2017.05  London Craft Week 2017, Mint Gallery, London GB

 2017.05  Interzum 2017, Cologne DE

 2017.04  Ventura Lambrate 2017, Milan IT

 2017.02  OBJECT Rotterdam 2017, Art Rotterdam 2017, NL

 2017.02  Material Xperience 2017 Jaarbeur, Utrecht NL

 2016.10  DAE Graduation Show 2016, DDW 2016, Eindhoven NL

 

CURATION

 2018.10  "The Way We Face Leather", The Materialists, Dutch Design Week 2018

 2018.04  "The Materialists presents Paper Extended", Milan, IT

 2018.02  "The Materialists present Paper 2018", OBJECT Rotterdam 2018

 2017.10  The Materialists presents Paper, TAC, Dutch Design Week 2017

 

WORK_EXPERIENCE

 2015   Jolan van der Wiel, Amsterdam NL

 

SELECTED_ONLINE_PRESS

 Dezeen - Eight graduates to watch from the Design Academy Eindhoven class of 2016

 DesignMilk - Recycled Newspapers Turned into Furniture

 NONAGON - WooJai’s Vision For Paper Bricks

 Dezeen - WooJai Lee turns recycled newspaper into PaperBricks building blocks

 DesignBoom - woojai lee transforms recycled paper into brick-like furniture

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