Bae Se Hwa made his international debut in 2010, at the Design Miami Fair in Basel. Since then he has become a fresh sensation as a young Korean designer. Bae is best known for his dynamic collection of works called the “Steam Series”. This collection embodies emotional function as well as displaying a sense of calmness and serenity. In Bae’s “Steam Series” he utilizes a steam bending technique in which he distorts and deconstructs very linear wood elements and then recombines them into new pieces that are bent and curvilinear in form. This process has allowed Bae to create beautifully organic flowing pieces that are very much alive with rhythm and demonstrate the flexibility of wood despite its solidity.
Bae’s philosophy is to reach balance and harmony through the use of form and function. His pieces follow this philosophy, each of them depicting curvaceous yet minimalistic designs: a perfect balance of natural elements and geometric construction that captivates and entrances the senses.