Merge Series by Okkim Studio resembles stone stacks

South-Korean Okkim studio introduces the merge series, a collection of tables, stools and side tables influenced by the idyllic scenery of Buddhist temples and traditional stone stacks made by villagers, monks and pilgrims.

merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples

The scenery of Tongdosa, a Buddhist monastery in yang-san, gyeongsangnam-do, and its basic, serene surroundings inspired Okkim studio for the merge series. Artificial stone stacks known as makdoltap can be found on the approach to Korean temples, with each piece carrying a wish or prayer for good fortune. The merge series is similar to the makdoltap. The many tables may be stacked or separated. Each element is engraved with the designer’s desire for happiness and good luck.

merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples

The designer sprayed the metal frames with a traditional lacquer called ‘ott’ before sandpapering and polishing them in symbolic colours reflecting Korea’s four seasons. To achieve a range of hues and textures, each colour was combined with lacquer and put on the uneven surfaces many times.

merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples
merge series by okkim studio resembles stone stacks of buddhist temples

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