Kuo Duo is founded in 2020 as a creative studio for three-dimensional design by Hwachan Lee and Yoomin Maeng. Both got a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Hong-ik University in Seoul, South Korea. The studio creates furniture, living product, objet and space installation by the designers with international experience in studios like Cecilie Manz Studio, Form Us With Love, Shigeki Fujishiro Design and SWNA.

Hwachan grew up in Japan and Yoomin also traveled to various countries and lived in China and Europe when she was young. Through the experiences of diverse cultures, it has become crucial for them to continue to broaden their perception without confining themselves to single standard. Accordingly, they challenge to specific boundaries in their works and strive to design objects that deviate from the existing way of thinking or shape. Attempts to deal with different forms, materials, and making methods that do not place particular boundaries on a single frame is an important subject for them.

Selected Exhibition

2022 Edition Ventile Collaboration / Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
2021 Temperature of Object / Shinsegae Art Festival / Busan, Korea
2021 Bookwall / A Flat Shop / Adelaide, Australia
2021 Little Red Riding Hood / Shinsegae Gallery / Daejeon, Korea
2021 TONG’s Vintage / Daelim Museum / Seoul, Korea
2021 Mycelium Exhibition / YUN Seoul / Seoul, Korea


Address: 401, 16, Dosan-daero 27-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Instagram: @kuo__duo