Choi JaeHoon

Choi JaeHoon

Designer

Born in South Korea in 1965. Designer. After graduating from Keimyung University (Korea) with a degree in industrial art, he came to Japan. He studied under Masahiro Mori, a ceramic designer, in master’s program at Aichi University of Art from 1991 to 1992. He graduated from the university with a master’s degree in fine arts in 1993 and entered INAX Corporation. He spent next ten years for designing housing equipment such as shower toilets, sanitary wares, system toilets. Then, he became in charge of sustainable designing at the space design center of the company. He was responsible for design management, exhibition planning, product development, and planning workshop classes for LIXIL Museums (formerly known as INAX Museums) from 2009. He is now a planning director of Haier Architectural Decoration Design Company-Shanghai (Joint venture of LIXIL Corporation<Japan> and Haier<China>) since 2011. He works as an in house designer. He creates artistic works for himself and exhibits them as well. He is also taking an active part in cultural design exchange among Japan, China, and Korea.

Prizes

Several Japan Good Design Awards

2002
Grand Prix in the ceramics design category at The 6th International Ceramics Competition Mino, Japan
2003
Bronze Prize in the daily ceramics category at The 2nd International Ceramic Biennale (Korea)
2004
Grand Prix at The 2nd CCDO Design Award (Japan)
2005
Special Prize in the daily ceramics category at The 3rd International Ceramic Biennale (Korea)
Exhibitions
2003
Personal exhibition at INAX GALLERIA CERAMICA, (Tokyo, Japan)
2003
Japan Ceramics Design Exhibition, “Yo to Bi no Product (Products of Use and Beauty)” at Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum (Japan)
2004
New Sensation of Ceramics Exhibition, “Choi, Jae Hoon” at INAX TILE MUSEUM (Japan)
2007
Special Exhibition, “Choi, Jae Hoon + Idoma, Shin” at Seto Shinseiki Kogenkan (Japan)
2008
Personal Exhibition, “Choi, Jae Hoon,” at Hong Zi Lan Gallery (Beijing, China)
2009
Exhibition “Ceramics x Design” at Gallery Voice (Gifu, Japan)
2009
“Korea, China, Japan Invitation Exhibition” at Seoul Design Olympic
Projects
2010
“Masahiro Mori Exhibition” in “Korea, China, Japan Living Exhibition,” at Seoul Design Fair 2010
2011
“Noodle Bowl Exhibition” in “Japan, China, Korea Ceramics Design Exchange Exhibition”
Judging Experience
2004
The 4th International Competition, “Nagoya Design Do!”