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Chorong lamp by Joongho Choi

Korean designer Joongho Choi has designed a modern reinterpretation of traditional Korean chong-sa-chorong lamps.

Called Chorong, the hanging light source can be directed by pivoting the steel pole in its glass base.

Choi has created two versions - one for traditional light bulbs and another mounted with an LED.

Here is some text from the designer.

CONCEPT
Reinterpreting the ‘chong-sa-chorong’, the korean illumination device, in terms of modern thoughts.

This lighting device could be hanged onto fixed metal pole, or held by hand, but most importantly when it was hanged onto a long fixed pole called ‘deung rong deh’, it would vividly show the difference between the wall and the illumination itself, building up tensions in the atmosphere.

That tension could be maximized by just hanging on to the supporting pole, and I have brought along the advantageous idea from the ‘chong-sa-chorong’ which is being able to move from place to another in various directions.

2009
Meterial/Steel Glass
Size/ H300XW1075X1860(mm)

Below: a traditional Korean ‘chong-sa-chorong’ lamp.

Source: dezeen.com

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