Go Your Own Way

Go Your Own Way from Willpower Series 

“인생은 원래 어려운 거야. 그들에게 고삐를 잡히지 말고 너의 길을 가. 알았지?”

“Life is meant to be hard. Don’t let them grab you by the collar. Go your own way, got it?” 

• 3D printed vase
• Glass insert included

• Colour: Mysterious Teal
• Email me for colour customisation 
• 15 x 35 x 26 (cm)
• 650g

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I have been fascinated by the idea of using letters and words in design objects, especially obsessed with so-called “Live, Laugh, Love” products. They are often presented in rather kitschy and/or tacky forms, and believe me, there were a good amount of years that I thought I could live without their striking aesthetics.

After years of searching for the answer as to why this is so popular, I came to my conclusion by two main aspects: familiarity and encouragement. In the current society where anxiety and stress are so prevalent, we need these products to give us comfort by how they look and to guide our lives, which are full of uncertainty, by their message!

Vase with Willpower series is my interpretation of this realisation. Each vase is engraved digitally with different sentences in Korean, which I found most heartfelt for me since it’s my mother tongue. The messages are encouraging and confidence-boosting but also disciplining.

When I was engraving sentences on the vase, I intentionally distorted and dispersed the words, hence it is unreadable even for native Korean speakers. Because I want the first visual experience to be unbiased by words. (However, the answer may find a possible answer in its work titles)