The Origin by Jin-woog Koo
by Harry / July 4, 2009


The Origin is a washbasin inspired by the "flowing water of a stream" with a unique tap, a stone that releases or blocks the water flow. Part of an exhibition by NOTHING Design Group. More after the jump.



With the theme Soil; Nature's Gift, the NOTHING Design Group is exhibiting a number of items inspired by nature.


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The Origin, Washstand by Jin-woog and Jae-han Song, "a wash basin based on the source of a river and the way it flows into a lake. A small cobblestone blocks the source, which starts to spout water meandering down to the basin when the tone is removed. Then, the cobble can double as a plug for the sink."

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Forest of Soil concept by Jin-woog Koo, "the age of the earth can be found in strata just as the annual ring tells the age of trees. The geological stratum tells how old earth is.

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Brick Lighting-2 by Nam-hoon Kim. "The light is like a brick of pebbles. Light escapes from the gaps between the pebbles and show the beauty of nature in a new way."

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Brick Lighting-1 by Nam-hoon Kim, inspired by the story of Papillon, "Is the prisoner the same as us in that he wants to be liberated from a dull and boring daily life? I hope that Brick Lighting can not only give hope to the life of Papillon but also to ours. If you raise your head to above a wall, you can see the Milky Way. Let's talk about hope in the city. (By changing some bricks into Brick Lighting on house walls in the prosaic city, you could enjoy a great night sky view every day. Brick lighting can also be used for a street light)."

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From The Nothing Design Group:

The Nothing Design Group is a group of young Korean designers, directed by Koo Jin-woog. They create poetic and narrative designs that playfully address the relationship between people and their environment. Inspired by oriental philosophy, their work explores formless content: how 'nothing' can be designed into something?

+ http://designnothing.com


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