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."
It is designed to resemble the shape of a mountain, a special terrain of Jeju. Outside of the bowl designed different to the inside. It is the same size as the universal one, but it is supposed to hold less when the lid is opened. Straight lines, trapezoidal shapes are neat, and concise joints between the lid and the body are also prominent. Oreum is differentiated from existing containers in a form that expands as it goes downwards.
It is made to resemble the shape of the Sungsan Oreum in Jeju. When I saw the shape of a bowl with a closed lid, I actually opened the lid and designed the inside of the bowl differently. It is the same size as the universal one, but it is supposed to hold less when the lid is opened. The shape of the container is unique, and the concise joints between the lid and the body are also prominent. Sungsan Oreum is differentiated from existing containers in a form that widens as it goes downwards and narrows back from the middle.
Bronzeware(Copper 78% + Tin 22%), Wood(Lacquerware)
Ø 110 x 68
Producer / Design
No. 77 Intangible Cultural Property of Brassware Making (Yugijang)
No. 113 Intangible Cultural Property of Lacquerware Making (Chiljang)