Daphne is a collection of heirloom quality bags and accessories that provide unique authenticity, unparalleled individuality, and featherweight protection. Inspired by the lines and planes of contemporary furniture, Daphne brings wood to life in ways never before seen.(2014)
As designers we stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us so as to peer more clearly into the future. We have chosen to fashion our foundation out of the building blocks of modernity and have termed the Daphne design aesthetic Neo-Modern: a look to the future with reference to the past. We celebrate fair lines, pure forms, and clean surfaces. We believe in simplicity, craft, and unwavering honesty. We believe in the transformative power of ideas to shape our future.
We are Daphne / We are Neo Modern
Hades combines luxury materials and process to deliver a unique statement of style, status, and serendipity. Elegantly bent premium North American veneer forms the lightweight exoskeleton lined with select European leathers to cradle the accoutrements of success. The exterior pouch platform affords infinite customization to suit personal taste and needs.
Athena hails the mating of high-craft and neo-modernity through its union of premium materials and pure design. The clean lines of the bent veneer shell are complimented by the crisp strength of the inner vege-tanned leather laptop sleeve and casing. The external pouch platform enables infinite customization to fit tastes and needs as individual as each owner.
Themis tips the scales in the favor of class with un-paralleled sensibility and truly unique design. The North American hardwood veneer shell is justly juxtaposed with the finest European leather as the finest accompaniment of success.
Dionesus supports the lifestyle of the modern man with an innovative design that satisfies the needs of mobility. From i-pads and notes to glasses and chargers, the personal daily necessities travel in timeless style protected by premium North American veneer and the finest European leathers.
Venus veils the accoutrement of femininity within a shell of premium North American veneer mated with sumptuous European leather. The unapologetically provocative design satiates both fashion and function needs in unparalleled and timeless extravagance.
HEBE matches the minimalist functionality of tablet technology by mating protective wood veneer and supple European leather. In support of the mobile and modern lifestyle, HEBE gives you just what you need to transport your tablet in safety and style.
Comprised of the finest European leathers supported by a light but strong bent veneer exoskeleton, Ares accompanies the victorious to the field of play in enduring luxury and extravagant style to transform the transportation of your clubs of war.
Artemis affords light travel with this half-bag targeting your practice needs. Premium European leathers stretch taught over the unique North American hardwood veneer spine and rib design to ensure unparalleled rigidity with an uncompromised featherweight.
Poseidon mirrors the heart of the seasoned traveler with its extravagant practicality and sumptuous intent. The featherweight veneer shell provides your necessities the protection only afforded by North American Hardwood gracefully bent in the fashion of the finest furniture.
Elegantly paired with premium European leather, this unique combination of design and craft transports your goods in unparalleled class.
Icarus flaunts egotism with its hand ground and polished lenses set in North American veneer bound by electroplated titanium frames. Crafted for high fliers to provide only the finest shade.
Titan monumentalizes the details of life and elevates the mundane through timeless design and luxury treatments.
Anisnap is a collection of animal toys.
Anisnap is based on a modular system with traditional leather snaps. Each part is made out of leather forming process. User can create their own animals with the modularity, not just the animal.
Leather forming is a non-chemical process, which is ideal for kid toy. (2014)
Easy to play with snaps
Creating own creature
Cutting folding area for leather forming
This project was to design a dream toy for my childhood and provide open source toy for kid based on rapid development of low cost 3d printers. Also, it addresses a sculptural approach of robotic and DIY electronic toys which has not been tried in market many yet.
Adam is just a first round of development to propose the idea of open source robot. I am looking for other designers, story writers, engineers and any other experts to develop more.
Adam's parts are all snap fit together and magnet connection. It provide a flat-form so that makers can design their own parts easily. All the parts design follow design guide line for desk top FDM 3d printers, and It will be open sourced to Thinkgivers, Grabcad, and Shapeways, which are CAD sharing community and 3d printing service provider, so that user can download and print or order parts.
Please send e-mail for detailed information (2013~)
Collaboration with Wenhua Zhang
Concept prototype 03
Adam & Eve
Left: second prototype Right: first prototype
Prototype 01 Adam
Melleon is pure platform designed bag, comes with millions of items from companies and individuals.
Darcy Kim and Fredrick Lee
Cica is the world most small and potable vinyl player. (2014)
Initial concept and prototype suggested by Sihun Park
Illustration by Darcy Kim
Branding by Fredrick Lee
Rocket Pin-up Board
Turned cork with chrome plated steel wing. 3.5x3.5x12" (2015)
Villy Bag is a unique wooden bag that protects gadgets and help organization with its modular pouches.
Villy bag was the inspiration of Daphne collection and Mellon.
2012 Collaboration with Darcy Kim
This product is based on micro manufacturing set up. (2015)
Milled cork body with powder pastel colored steel lags.
Table For One
Table for One is a critical object which rejects any other function beyond eating.
2013 Collab selected work
Shift Space Design
I worked at Shift Space design for a year as product designer. (2013~2014)
The FUNSTON fire-pit/ice-chest is a backyard party in a box. Bottle-opener included.
A rain tank for PWD
Bite is an accessory for Apple EarPods. It helps users to safely and easily plug-in and remove EarPods by adding an extra grip. Made out of silicone, it provides a nice friction fit grip based on the human finger profile. (2013)
Midnight 500 is a super car concept design
based on the body from 500 group. (2014)
Matthew Diaz and Hye Kyung Ko.
3D modeling and rendering for Alignmed
Escaper is a wooden bottle allow user to escape from busy city life just like a bottle of beer. (2014)
Topology Optimization Experiment. (2014)
Material : Stainless steel
Force : 20 lb.
Left _ Initial design.
Middle _ Optimized (40% of material)
Right_ Redesign to be manufacturable(extrusion) based on optimization.