Founded in 2008, Seoul-based designer Daniel Jo has practiced classic Korean ceramic art. He is deeply engaged to every phase of the making to maintain high quality ceramic works.
Daniel’s work has an unique structural feature that capture beauty of Korean nature. He has been working hard and spending some time to overcome the differences of culture and language barriers, with a Korean identity in mind. He creates works with his own interpretation of the international design trend and the traditional Korean craft.
The 10 years of studies in Korean traditional ceramic and ceramic sculptures have influenced my current work a lot. The ‘NHN tea set’ is ode to his skill.
Meticulously crafted from fine porcelain and finished with a clear glaze, the teapot design comes with a timber or ceramic lid accompanied by a set of two contemporary teacups.
Daniel Jo’s oevre was included in the Designboom curated exhibition in London ‘handled with care’ in September 2007 (163 designers from 35 countries, where more than 500 contemporary ceramic pieces were on show) and has participated in Designboom marts in New York and Tokyo. his ceramic work is also listed in the Designboom book Seoul design essence.
Although he produces every single piece with his bare hands, he can’t see himself as a product designer. The only thing about he is totally sure is that there is a leitmotif in all his works: the inspiration, which comes from his daily life, from the music listens to, and from talks with friends.