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Mother of Peal Lacquer Inlay
by Jian Yoo, South Korea

 

Second generation South Korean mother of pearl inlay artist Jian Yoo has dedicated her practice to updating the time honored tradition she inherited from her father. Jian's work expresses historical and contemporary motifs, on modernist forms, using sumptuous and elaborate inlay techniques. Her work is composed of two complimentary bodies, one of historical inlay panels worked into minimalist furniture designs (as below) and one creating entirely new images on contemporary furniture forms. Jian's work looks forward while honoring its roots.

Jian maintians an inventory of ready to ship unique works and also produces work in custom colors, sizes and patterns.

 

 

Pearl Wears Color
Re-worked historical mother of pear inlay on lacquer, new cabinetry and hardware.
73cm.H x 190W x 40D

The Vase
Re-worked historical mother of pear inlay on lacquer, new cabinetry and hardware.
68.5cm.H x 178W x 45.5D

Serenity Side Table
Mother of pear inlay, lacquer, steel, wood
Re-worked historical mother of pear inlay on lacquer, new cabinetry and hardware.
47cm.H x 45W x 35D

 


GOT vases, yellow gold, full set
tallest 96cm / 37.75in


GOT vase, medium, Rose Gold