Wolfs + Jung is the name behind the duo formed by Emmanuel Wolfs (Belgium) and BoYoung Jung (South Korea), mostly dedicated to art furniture in tune with nature.
Born in 1977 in Brussels, Emmanuel Wolfs graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Design Products (2004), and studied Industrial Design at LaCambre, Brussels (2002). BoYoung Jung, born in 1978 in Gwangju, studied Woodworking and Furniture Design at Hong-ik University, Seoul (1997-2002) and also completed an MA in Design Products at RCA, London (2005).
The studio is a platform to explore the critical and conceptual dimensions of domestic objects.
Their works, rather than being dictated by the choice of material or production methods, focus on translating their observations of contemporary society and culture into objects inviting viewers to reflect. Examples of such approach can be seen in their series of art furniture based in tree trunks. They intend as a catalyst for the debates on the correlation between human, nature and the industry, explore the individual and collective relationship to physical places and time in an hyper-connected and urbanized world.
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Since 2005, the duo has produced various design/art projects that are conceptual yet functional, and their works have been shown in major international fairs and exhibitions worldwide.
In summer 2012, they relocated their practice to Seoul after 4 years of living and working in Beijing, China.
The masterpieces by the skillful duo are represented by Ammann Gallery that is spreading their unique works in several exhibitions.