Eunyoung Lee (b. 1990, Korea)
Designer and maker.
Currently based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
MA Social Design,
Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2017.
BFA Environmental Design/ Architecture,
BEc Consumer Economics,
Sookmyung Women's University, Korea, 2014.
Horecava 2018, Rai Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018.
Graduation Show, Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2017.
Graduation Show, Cheong-pa Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2013.
The 32nd National Exhibition of Korean Architecture, The finalists, 2013.
Aekyung Cosmetic display collaborative work,
Displayed in Sookmyung Women's University Powder room, Seoul, Korea, 2012
29th Hongik University Street Art Exhibition, Sub-leader of Wall painting, 2011
Deken van Somerenstraat 4
In today’s society we have come to expect instant gratification when it comes to consumption. We want our food and drinks right away. ‘Fresh Instant Coffee’ by Eunyoung Lee is a new type of vending machine that forces us to wait, giving us space to re-think our obsession with the immediate. The machine takes its time to produce the ‘instant’ coffee, from roasting the beans to the final product. Because the mechanics are transparent, the entire process can be seen as it occurs. The term ‘instant coffee’ here does not literally mean soluble coffee powder. Instead, the machine provides a coffee sachet, enabling quick use by pouring hot water over it. “By combining the suggestion of rapid service with a delayed delivery, the machine creates a linguistic and conceptual paradox that plays on the nature of time, consumption, and what we understand to be fresh and artisanal,” says Eunyoung. The project is a functional symbol, exploring how the development of technology has accelerated our speed of living, shortening the time for results.
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