Damoon is a handcrafted tableware collection which uses a highly specialised and unique manufacturing processes which derive from ancient Korean traditions. The 6 piece collection is designed and handcrafted by Chaehoon Moon.
Chaehoon Moon creates products with mixture of new materials, and she develops unique ways of using the materials. Through this process, she gained her own ways of developing products and knowledge. As a result, she decided to make unique products with good materials and has just recently launched this brand.
Chaehoon Moon, is inspired by Korean heritage, chooses materials that can be reborn in the hands of masters. Our products are elegantly made which only you can feel and see from handcrafted products. Each product is made by hands, and it is a piece of artwork. This makes vastly different compare to the ones mass manufactured.
The collection is made from hand crafted yughee and ott-chill lacquer. Yughee is a copper and tin alloy with high heat transfer properties (i.e. it can heat up, or cool down quickly), and has been used by Korean royal and noble families because of it’s aesthetic characteristics. Moreover, Yughee also changes colour when it enters in contact toxic ingredients, turning black and warning the person that food may be unsuitable for consumption.
Ott-chill is a type of Korean lacquer which derives from the secretions of the ott-tree. The process of collecting the material in it’s natural state is highly complicated, and required expert knowledge and experience. What makes this material even more special is it’s colour and texture, and resilience to scratches and wear. It is often considered the very best tableware material in other Asian countries such as Japan and China.