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Monocomplex is a design studio started up in Janually 2011 by south korean designers Jangwon Cho, Eunsang Hwang, Hyunwoo Park and Taemin Kim. Monocomplex is composed of four people with each different personality with the purpose of joyful communication. It intends to perform a design play
containing ‘simple’ philosophy and sincerity in the world mixed up with ambiguity, complexity, and diversity.
The members have showed structural, formative, and experimental approach of MONOCOMPLEX with various viewpoints through interior design and
various exhibition and contest exhibit awards. They study and create new ideas in the realms of product design, furniture and lighting.
They represent various works not being bound to writer’s own thoughts through furniture, lighting, and design props that are most familiar to the public.
Their collaborative efforts have created some of the most interesting modern pieces. In the recent times, Monocomplex is in the spotlight as a one of
up-and-coming korean design studio.

모노컴플렉스는 조장원 박현우 황은상 김태민 이상 4명의 팀으로 이루어진 디자인 스튜디오이다. 이들은 우리가 살아가는 삶 속에서 느끼는 감정과 생각
그리고 복합적인 요소들을 다양한 소재를 활용해 자유로운 형태의 사물로 나타낸다. 사물과 사람, 사람과 사람 간의 충돌에 의해 끝없이 펼쳐지는 형(形)의 자유로움을
현대적(contemporary)인 요소와 다양한 미적 기준에 입각해 표현한다. 이러한 결과물에 부여된 주제는 단순히 대중들에게 발상의 파생을 돕고자 함이며,
다양하게 나타나는 주관적인 상상을 유도한다.

모노컴플렉스는 '우리들 또한 대중과 같이 현시대를 살아가며, 우리가 표현하는 단순한 그 모든것은 바로 현시대의 다양성을 보여준다.' 라고 말한다.
"단순한것이 가장 다양한 것이다."

모노컴플렉스는 2011년 활동을 시작한 후로 지금까지 삼성카드, 갤러리아명품관, 플래닝코리아, W호텔, DITTING(swiss 社), 부천국제영화제 등
유수 클라이언트와의 협업을 통해 프로젝트 수행능력과 작품성을 인정받았으며, 2012년 그리스 ELLE 편집장이 선정한 주목할만한 한국디자이너,
2013 11월에는 월간 까사리빙 선정 ‘2013년 주목할 디자이너 12인’으로 선정된 바 있다.




The dictionary meaning of MONOCOMPLEX is simplicity, and complexity.
This means various colors of results that are seen by different tendencies of designers.
And in the common works, another result happens to be made up being combined with one another.
Monocomplex pursues its own question about everything and cases that are seen by eyes and various analyses.
This establishes entity for individual and team through constant research and art working, and it wishes those to be formed as philosophy of
monocomplex itself.
It hopes that writers and the public would look at the result of simple but complex lots of subjects of the world with even view.
When one begins to work being inspired from certain thing, his or her cultural and social factors enter in the work whether he or she likes it or not.
That result makes the public try imagining lots of things.
The keyword Impulse has not that good dictionary meaning, but it can be the greatest power and momentum for team’s activities.
Too mean deliberation sometimes happen to be a risk factor that makes works seen normal, keeping one from making momentary feelings to results.
‘Impulse’ that has one not to be afraid of failing and brings about enthusiasm for creation is the keyword of Monocomplex.
This exhibition is a voice that Monocomplex let the public knows of their existence.