Heechan Kim

Heechan Kim is an object maker and an art/design educator. He applies traditional craft techniques in a new context to reimagine and explore visual possibilities and materiality. Since COVID, he has been focusing on exploring a sustainable design thinking process in the creation of a series of woven seats. He recently finished his artist residency at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

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Heechan's Upcoming Workshops

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    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

Aug 21 - 25, 2023

Contemporary Woven Seats

Heechan Kim

Tuition $1,075
Code W1212-23

In this workshop, students are introduced to basic frame making and traditional weaving methods for woven seats. Furniture waste generated by Americans in 2017 totaled 12.2 million tons and 80% of it went to landfills; only 0.3% of furniture waste was recovered for recycling. Woven seats are a great way to extend the life cycle of furniture. Compared to petroleum-based furniture foam, one single material (cord) can create comfortable seating. Starting with a plain weave, which is the most popular weaving for seats, students progress to learning other weaving techniques using various cord materials.

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