IL HOON ROH is a forerunner of a new generation of designers. Having received his architecture degree in London, he integrates the fundamentals of the Arts & Crafts movement into his work. Largely self-developed, he brings together his vast knowledge of architecture and design, both organic and architectural. He takes this knowledge and goes further by using the most innovative materials with precise and scientific methodology, exploring their technical and aesthetic limits. His imagination, constantly in search of pure and aerial forms, leans on the natural laws of physics, energy and gravity to create harmonious forms with remarkable accuracy.
The explosiveness of his approach essentially consists of composing or decomposing the material, using innovative and imaginative techniques together with the most advanced technology and materials, which are sometimes custom-made for his projects. The final outcome is high-end craftsmanship, intertwining artisanal traditions with industrial products at the highest level.
Born in South Korea, in 1978, IL HOON ROH settled in London in 1991. There he studied architecture, receiving a diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and a Masters in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. He then joined Foster and Partners as an architect and later became a part of the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 2010, he decided to express his artistic desires by creating functional sculptures and established his own studio in London in order to further develop his research. Then, in 2013, he moved his studio to the heart of Seoul, within an industrial zone, where a plethora of workshops are at his disposition.