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Mother-of-pearl cutting technique – thin stripes
Shape molded

Samyong Hwang

Surviving as a traditional maker in Korea is difficult. Samyong Hwang teamed up with the Crosspoint Foundation-Gallery in 2014 in preparation for the exhibition “Constancy and Change” showing during Milan Design Week.

Hwang has a unique skill in traditional Korean strip cutting of mother-of-pearl. His technique met with design ideas of Crosspoint Foundation-Gallery received praise of the innovative ways in which the traditional technique can be applied to.

His work has been exhibited extensively in the UK, France, Germany, USA and more. It is in the collection of world’ highly acclaimed museums.