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Kenny Yong-soo Son is an object maker based in Sydney. Australia.
With background in metal craft and industrial design, the focus behind Son’s practice is to create work that resemblance a sense of longevity and hand-craftsmanship.
The design aesthetics of Son’s work relate to the idea of reduction and simplicity with emphasis on modern and traditional craftsmanship in the physical work process.
Son is interested in producing work that has the ability to interact with the user and its surroundings. Allowing a trigger of emotions and senses of the user when the object.
As an object maker, Son’s foremost intentions are to produce “ordinary” work to the “ordinary” world.
I want nothing more than my works to be appreciated for what they are. But more importantly, used without difficulties.
I do not expect my works to be cherished in a closed cabinet-display and therefore, allowing it to be part of this world,
successfully surviving through the means of a small-batch production justifies what I am trying so hard to do with my work practice.
–Kenny Yong-soo Son-