A soft spot for Sang Hoon Kim

And his foam furniture

Born in Seoul, Sang Hoon Kim gained success with his signature undulating wood screens. The Korean furniture designer’s recent designs are entirely made of foam.

Kim’s collection of seating, slab tables, sloping Swiss cheese bookcases, and gelatinous-looking ottomans are made from a flexible foam, chemically treated so it becomes yielding and exceptionally dense. These pieces all look like they’ve been extracted from a meteorite.



Photo Credits: Cristina Grajales and courtesy of the artist