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Unfocused by Wonmin Park


Photo by René van der Hulst

Society demands a certain focus from us, whereas I like the effortless beauty that is created by not focusing on a particular thing,’ says Wonmin Park. His answer to today’s constant pressure on people to concentrate is Unfocused, a table made of moulded resin treated to create a ‘blurry’ look. The effect is similar to frosted glass, with a dark shadow organically emanating from a fixed point. The table is designed as an aesthetic statement championing a more relaxed perspective. For him, such a momentary haze allows us to enjoy life at its simplest and most pure, far from the social constraints that cloud our vision and prevent us from seeing what is really important.

Wonmin Park