This work/ project has helped me to have a proper understanding about new material development especially for mass-production as well as has given me many opportunity to participate in great exhibitions so far. I have been able to meet important people from industry, museums, shops, galleries include [sic] Crafts Council thanks to this project.
I paused attempting to set this project into manufacturing process in 2012 when I started working for design agency 'PearsonLloyd' where I have learn/worked on industrial furniture design, interior design, product design and aviation-related projects as a senior designer at the agency. Now, I am planning to restart this project
Plytube in early 2015 to realize in mass production by myself after leaving the current agency, and set-up my own studio.
This project started by studying design history for myself at MA course, to know how icon is being made in chair industry, and I realised that the key factor is a successfully industrialized material and right design making application for it. Then, I tried to find what materials are missing or what material is only hand making even though it could have more value if it is in mass-production. Hence, I found wooden tube should be filled into industry, and cardboard tubing is naturally the manufacturing method which most inspired/ hinted me to progress this project 'Plytube'.
Seongyong Lee, 16/12/2014