round is a Seoul based design studio founded in 2020 by Jisun Kim,
that works on design projects with wit, artistic creativity, sustainability
for the future.
Jisun Kim, the founder of round, majored in interior design and studied product and furniture design at Kingston University in London. In her series, “foam chair,” was featured on designboom, and “future chocolates” was featured on a number of overseas websites as a work containing the message of future sustainability.
Among them, Poly series using hot press foaming technology is a new type of craft using plastic bags. The poly series was selected as the LEXUS creative masters 2021 winner. Projects with a message of sustainability include "Kyklos" campaign with Aesop, 'under the sea' made from used plastic bags at the Musinsa store, and “building” using marble off-cuts, etc.
round works with a variety of contemporary materials, and through experiments, they create new production methods and witty and creative designs. They have a motto, “Design should be for the future” and they are working on design to enrich the space, environment, and lifestyle in which humans live.
Kingston University of Art in London
Product and Furniture Design MA, 2019
Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul
Spatial Design BA, 2012
LEXUS creative masters 2021 winner
Craft trend fair 2022, Seoul 2022
"The Wave:Creating a Virtuous Cycle" Samsung, Seoul 2022
"kyklos" campaign, Aesop Samcheong store, Seoul 2022
Be:cycle project ‘under the sea’, Musinsa standard, Seoul 2022
“Spectrum of Seating”, DDP, Seoul 2022
Milan design week "Again from The Earth’s Foundation", Milan 2022
Craft trend fair 2022 2021 "형형색색" 形形色色, Seoul 2021
ddp design fair 2021, Seoul 2021
object×project, Seoul 2021
Seoul living design festival, Seoul 2021
Herman miller 'unfiltered', London 2019
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