Chang Hee Lee is a designer whose work mostly revolves around industrial design. Using different products as mediums, he pursues a variety of design experimentations with the desire to broaden possible future design channels. Of particular importance in his work is the relationship between design and consumer culture, a theme he investigates to understand what types of design we find acceptable. As such, Lee attempts to challenge our concept of what ‘design’ is. To achieve these aims, his current designs focus on synaesthetic experience in relation to designed artifacts. His experiments in this field have led him to investigate a variety of sources such as fictional gadgetry, immateriality, mental images, neuroscience and so on. Most of his works are self-funded, but he also positively engages with relevant industry subsidized projects. He is a graduate of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China, and obtained his Master’s in Design Critical Practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) under the supervision of Dr John Stevens and Dr Dan Lockton at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Chang Hee Lee is one of the Design Council’s Ones to Watch: this list of the 70 most talented emerging designers in the UK was recently announced as part of the Design Council’s 70th anniversary celebrations.
PhD candidate in Innovation Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art.
Today's Figure: major social media, DAUM, South Korea http://www.changheelee.com/
Meet 70 rising design stars that we think represent the future of British design. http://www.changheelee.com/
Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London http://www.changheelee.com/
Work: Nova http://www.changheelee.com/
BBC Radio 4 programme 'In Touch' interview, work: http://www.changheelee.com/
Exhibition with Jake and Dinos Chapman and seven international artists, work: http://www.changheelee.com/
Exhibition: Project - Essence in Space http://www.changheelee.com/