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THE

NAIVE
SIDE

'We never tire of Playing'

Both designers hold a BA in Man and Well-Being from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2019. They have worked on research-based projects, contemplating contemporary issues. Along the way, they have felt a thirst for basic instinct for making something as a play. So they decided to bring out the most innocent parts of themselves that they had constrained, thus making their playground through design to invite people.

'Designing the attitue'

‘Naive’ in its name reflects their design attitude. Their furniture, objects, and space will reflect innocent curiosity and joy - essential things of our lives - rather than experience, wisdom, and too complex consideration.

The design of ‘The Naive Side’ can be positioned between innocent curiosity and play. Their design language might not be standardized, sometimes expressing mischievous gestures. And these atypical and chimerical aspects would be natural features that humans with realistic minds have kept aside.

THE NAIVE SIDE is a Netherlands-based design studio founded in 2023 by Seok-Hyeon Yoon (www.yoonseokhyeon.com) and Soowon Chae (www.soowonchae.com), and it is also their playground.

 

CLIENT & PARTNERS 

SELECTED PRESS

OUR JOURNEY 

2024

Project | <BOUND> series launching for PDF SEOUL 

Exhibition | BOUND series at PDF SEOUL / Solo exhibition / Seoul, Korea

Project | <BLOT> series launching 

Exhibition | Ephemeral Echoes: Traces of Our Time 입혀진 순간들 at Baeryeom's House in Bukchon Hanok Village / Solo exhibition / Seoul, Korea

Exhibition | COLLECTIBLE fair with NeeNee Collective / Group exhibition / Brussels, Belgium

Artist Residency | Two-month residency program at BAERYEOM's House, a registered Cultural Property No.85, at Bukchon Hanok Village / Seoul, Korea

Project | <PIƎCƎ> CHROMA CANDY edition launching

2023

Exhibition | Limbo of Image by Meeseek / Group exhibition / Seoul, Korea

Project | <ROOTED> object launching for Total Marble 

Project | <MIMIC>: Limited edition souvenir objects launching for the Itami Jun Museum

Exhibition | ART TRACK Jeju at Itami Jun Museum / Outdoor installation featuring a recycled version of the PIƎCƎ series / Jeju, Korea

Project | <PIƎCƎ> NAP edition launching 

Established THE NAIVE SIDE in the Netherlands

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