Traditions should not only remain in the past, but should be a flow from the past to the present and from the present to the future. Modernizing the legacy of tradition, Yu-gi, should not be the work of restoration or revival to honor and meditate on the past, but the most widely used in our real life to suit our present environment based on the wisdom and experience of the past. Yu-gi now has a long history but its use has declined much compared to the past due to limitations that are out of step with the times. The project focused on the re-emergence of the perception of "yu-gi is the healthy tableware" as something that should be shared with people who value philosophical consumption rather than rational consumption through healthy production processes of brass, an eco-friendly material with excellent antibacterial and sterilization, or family health, and even the healthy value of the environment, in their lives. In addition, the experimental approach of actively discovering modern wear and tear rather than penetrating the consumer from the outside is expected to enhance accessibility to those who have not been interested in yu-gi or who have had a bias against yu-gi. The best way to find and capture the value that modern people clearly demand, to explore the diet, and to find out the size of the dishes consumed in the market, among other things, the rice bowl. A bowl that can hold 680 ml of rice in the 1940s will be halved to 370 ml in the 1990s, and is used in a 190 ml standard, another half of its size, in 2013. In fact, a growing number of customers are looking for smaller dishes in the market, indicating that the habit of eating less healthily has become a social setting. The project took precedence over the value of “Smaller and Little less."
Boreum resembles the shape of a full moon. It will look richer than the amount of real food and show more abundance of our table. The lid is the same as or larger than the container in the form of a circle. It is a horizontally symmetrical structure with a sense of stability and the smallest set of containers.
Gyum is another project derived from the fifteenth of lunar January. You can use the lid as a bowl, so it's called the gyum. Gyum is a concept of devided Richness. Richness doubles in joy when divided, rather than when alone. A lid exists as a lid when placed on a container, but is used as a container to hold new food when removed. The lid and body can be used together in the shape of walnut to prevent awkwardness by designing and producing a flat part of the base to give the lid serviceability in the Boreum.
Bronzeware(Copper 78% + Tin 22%), Wood(Lacquerware)
Ø 83 x 80
Producer / Design
No. 77 Intangible Cultural Property of Brassware Making (Yugijang)
No. 113 Intangible Cultural Property of Lacquerware Making (Chiljang)