KUO DUO is a creative studio for three-dimensional design: furniture, product, space design along with creative direction.

KUO DUO is a creative studio for three-dimensional design led by Hwachan Lee and Yoomin Maeng. Both majored in Industrial Design at Hong-ik University in Seoul, the studio designs furniture, product, space and creative direction by the designers with international experience in studios like Cecilie Manz Studio, Form Us With Love, Shigeki Fujishiro Design and SWNA. 

They have wide curiosity about exploring the boundary of their design output from experimental edition pieces to mass-produced products. The process is accompanied by hands-on experiments and adventurous investigation into various materials and making methods, eventually aiming to expand their own design typologies and produce long-lasting products. The studio collaborates with a wide range of brands and clients, offering varied outputs in the field of three-dimensional design.   


F-633, 16, Misagangbyeonseo-ro, Hanam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea



(Exhibition) <FOKUS: The Series> curated by Modern Design Review / Group exhibition / Vienna design week / Vienna, Austria
(Exhibition) <Reversion by NIKE> / Group exhibition / Alver Geumho, Seoul, Korea
(Exhibition) <Urbanlike Magazine 10th anniversary> / Trio exhibition /  Amomento, Seoul, Korea
(Exhibition) <SOMETHING TO PUT SOMETHING IN> / Duo exhibition with Shigeki Fujishiro / Place by Method, Tokyo, Japan
(Project) Furniture design for Yuhan Kimberly new office
(Exhibition) <Public Access by Furnishing Utopia> / Group exhibition / New York design week / Head Hi, Brooklyn, USA
(Project) Furniture design for Re;code Cheongdam flagship store
(Exhibition) <RE;COLLECTIVE MILAN by Re;code> / Group exhibition / Milan design week / Drop City, Milan, Italy
(Project) Bed frame design for SENADE
(Studio) Move to Hanam studio

(Exhibition) <PLASTICS™> / Group exhibition /  Seoul Design Festival / Coex, Seoul, Korea
(Exhibition) <WORD PLAY> / First solo exhibition / Supply Seoul, Seoul, Korea
(Workshop & Talk) MMCA Performing Arts: Museum-Carbon-Project x Jan Van Eyck Academie / MMCA, Seoul, Korea
(Exhibition) <Seating Seoul> / Group exhibition / DDP, Seoul, Korea
(Exhibition) <NEW FOLK> curated by Object With Love / Group exhibition / VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein, Germany
(Project) BOOK WORM collaboration with Edition Ventile

(Project) Makers manual project for STORE Projects 
(Project) Space & furniture design for PW company
(Exhibition) <Bookwall> / Group exhibition / A Flat Shop, Adelaide, Australia
(Exhibition) <TONG’s Vintage> / Group exhibition / Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea
(Project) Installation for YUN Seoul
(Studio) Open