The designer talks about the Ember light he’ll be exhibiting at ICFF, and his poetic approach to design.
This week, PSFK will be interviewing a variety of designers — both established and up-and coming, to give a preview of what to look forward to at this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), taking place this Friday through Monday in New York. This year, the majority of designers will be displaying their work at the Jacob K. Javits center, and we’ve asked them to give us some insights into what they will be displaying, their design process, where to find them in the center, and which booths they’ll be checking out in their free time.
We asked Junggi Sung to share some thoughts and images about his work and the work of others with us.
What are you preparing to show at this year’s ICFF?
I will be showing a new product called Ember. The Ember light plays with simple form and detail. Ascending from the wooden chamber, a set of acrylic stems brighten as they become exposed. You can temper the release of the light to fit the moment.
How would you briefly describe your design process?
Both simple and not simple: I have a unique poetic approach to both my client and personal work.
Have any recent design trends influenced your current work?
I am very interested in green design trends, and am quite concerned with the sustainability of my own work. I always think about the future of my product and whether it will turn to trash, or be reused.
Who is the one designer whose work you will definitely be checking out at the show?
Contemporary Young Designer
Do you feel the ICFF show is evolving in a way which keeps pace with the design industry?
Yes, inclusion in this show has been one of my biggest dreams as an industrial designer.
Where will you be exhibiting during this year’s ICFF?
I’ll be exhibiting at booth 875.
As the culmination of all our ICFF coverage, PSFK will be hosting a Salon on the Future of Design featuring the editors of top design websites. The event will take place this Friday the 13th from 8:30 to 11am at Soho House.
Click here for details.