Seoul, b.1991

Seungji Mun

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After graduating from Kaywon University of Art & Design, Seoul, Seungji Mun has been conducting various, experimental furniture design projects centered on his design studio, ‘mun.’ Mun’s representative project is Four Brothers collection, a collaboration with the Swedish fashion brand COS. Producing four chairs out of one wooden plate with no loss of material, let alone one twig, the collection conveys his attitude toward environmental issues.

Mun conveys his various stories and social messages through a firm design philosophy called “storism”. Not only does he design furniture and curate independent projects, he encompasses various realms including production design, visual arts and spatial design, as he portrays a noteworthy trajectory of performance with meaningful results and a resolute sense of direction. Furthermore, as seen through the m.pup collection, he also produces...

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Biography

After graduating from Kaywon University of Art & Design, Seoul, Seungji Mun has been conducting various, experimental furniture design projects centered on his design studio, ‘mun.’ Mun’s representative project is Four Brothers collection, a collaboration with the Swedish fashion brand COS. Producing four chairs out of one wooden plate with no loss of material, let alone one twig, the collection conveys his attitude toward environmental issues.

Mun conveys his various stories and social messages through a firm design philosophy called “storism”. Not only does he design furniture and curate independent projects, he encompasses various realms including production design, visual arts and spatial design, as he portrays a noteworthy trajectory of performance with meaningful results and a resolute sense of direction. Furthermore, as seen through the m.pup collection, he also produces furniture for pets, designing a life with animals.

He has founded TEAM VIRALS, a creators’ group and has strived to create opportunities for many artists and companies from both home and abroad to collaborate together.

Artworks

16

Four Brothers Collection, 2012

RELATED CATEGORIES

Chair / Collaboration / Companion Animal / Design / Eco-Friendly / Furniture / Furniture Design / Nature-Friendly / Pet / Recycled Materials / Recycling / Stool

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2012

    Product Design, Furniture Design at Kaywon School of Art and Design, Seoul

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Woulda Coulda Shoulda Did / Paradise ZIP, Seoul

  • 2017

    Kansong Culture exhibition / DDP

  • 2016

    Musical chair, COS global campaign / COS

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Education

  • 2012

    Product Design, Furniture Design at Kaywon School of Art and Design, Seoul

Achievement

  • 2016

    ( - present) TeamVirals Art Director

  • The Musical Chair project with the Swedish fashion brand COS

  • Look Insideexhibition with Debora Lippmann, New York-based nail polish brand

  • 2015

    Launched Economical Chair series in collaboration with COS

  • 2013

    Collaborated with COS and exhibited Four brothers chair series at its stores around world

  • 2012

    Launched Cat tunnel sofa

  • Launched the pet living & furniture brand MPUP

  • ( - 2016) Founder & Director of Studio Mun

  • ( - 2016) Founder & Design Director of M.pup Founder

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Woulda Coulda Shoulda Did / Paradise ZIP, Seoul

  • 2017

    Kansong Culture exhibition / DDP

  • 2016

    Musical chair, COS global campaign / COS

  • #VOGUERAM Project, VOGUE Korea's 20th anniversiary project / VOGUE

  • Debora Lippman x Seungji Mun / A.D.M Gallery

  • 2015

    Universal design exhibition / DDP

  • Seoul Kimchi art exhibition / Seoul city hall

  • More than less / M.T.L

  • 2014

    Kolon x Seungji Mun / RE;CODE

  • Timberland pop-up show / PiFan

  • 2013

    House for pets / aA Design Museum

  • Silvertalk / Seoul Metropolitan Library

  • COS X Seungji Mun Collaboration / COS

  • Odea Artist & Designer / Gallery Odea

  • 2012

    KCDF Exhibition / KCDF

  • GDEK Exhibition / SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art

  • 2011

    Graduation Exhibition / Gallery 27

  • The Air / Culture Complex J-Bug

  • Art Furniture Exhibition / aA Design Museum

  • 2010

    Complex Art Group 701b Exhibition / Gallery Myth Hong

Grants & Awards

  • 2016

    Arena artist Super rookie / Arena magazine / Korea

  • 2014

    Korean Rising star / Noblesse magazine / Korea

  • 2012

    Congressperson citation / Korea

  • 2011

    PIN UP Design concept awards / Bronze prize

  • 2nd 10x10 Super Designer awards / Participation prize

  • Kaywon Graduation works awards/ Grand prize

  • Utilit Manifesta Design awards / finalists / Italy