Kyuhyung Cho’s Fade collection of vessels and furniture for the bathroom is a collaboration with Stockholm based designer John Astbury. It consists of 13 pieces derived from the same motif – a low ash table, ash and copper mirror, and a collection of ceramic trays and vessels in parian clay.
They approached this from two perspectives, East and West. The Eastern view of the object is that it is arising, a result of interaction with its surroundings. The Western view of the object as being, it is itself, only placed in its surroundings. This duality of perspectives was merged into one, an inner form from a Western viewpoint and the outer from the Eastern, the material between the two forms becomes the object and captures a moment of transformation. Individually each object shows a geometry with a tension shifting between relaxed and tight, while the collection as a whole presented in shifting tones produces a view on bathing as ceremony and nature as a transformative element.