A whole pine log runs through the centre of the AA Bench, sandwiched between a seat and an inverted V form. The bench is a blunt and honest presentation of its raw material: pine sections are unpretentiously stacked as though in a timber yard. And yet joining together these hefty elements requires substantial carpentry skill. Exploring material connections is a preoccupation in Kwangho Lee’s work. Here, he has turned that attention into a design that is both brutal and direct, yet delicate and reserved too.
Pine will naturally change color as it ages. Your pale piece of furniture will gradually mature to a beautiful honey color over the course of several years. Pine is a soft wood and will also suffer some dents and scratches over time. We ask you to embrace and enjoy these characterful signs of aging.