In a mélange of past and present, South Korean-born artist Kang Myung Sun, combines the traditional craft techniques of her ancient heritage with modern practicality and innovation. While her works are based on traditional craft techniques that have been declining, she interprets contemporary culture and transforms traditional crafts into modernized forms. This dialogue, formed between the traditions and materials of a 2,000-year Asian history and contemporary, 21st-century materials and approaches, manifests in the form of delicately curved organic furniture—benches, wall-cabinets, stools, tables, and chairs—that simultaneously challenge and embrace modern design. Kang’s medium connects the past and the present, the eclectic objects suggests well-balanced practicality and radiating with natural beauty. Through her use of traditional lacquering techniques, such as black urethane inlaid with mother of pearl, Kang emphasizes the natural, iridescent beauty of pearls, juxtaposed with the traditional techniques of wood lacquering methods.