Curve and 'grain' of skin

Completion Date


Design / Construction

yolllley studio


Office / Lab


254m² / 58m²




Yongjoon Choi

연구소는 관념의 해제를 표현하기 위해 각 경계선 지점을 연이은 3차원적인 곡선을 이용해 전체를 하나의 공간으로 설계하였다.

또한 사람의 피부를 연구하여 아름다움을 창출하는 곳인만큼 피부의 질감으로 이곳의 '주체적 아름다움'의 상징성을 표현하였다.

추구하는 것을 만드는 사람 또한 자신이 추구하는 것과 닮은 공간에서 이상적인 아름다움을 만드는 것이야말로 아름다움의 경계성을 허무는 창의적 행위라 생각한다.

“Vonestis” is a premium esthetic brand that has studied skin esthetic products for 30 years and currently forms a global network through the integrated development of multilateral IT technologies. 

Since Vonestis' vision aims at aesthetic values that study the technology and sensibility of “beauty”, a space biased toward work functions is far from the philosophy pursued by this brand. Therefore, Vonestis needed to have its own space with its identity which supports the value of new work considering science and behavior together. 

Through this, we derived two spatial keywords, 'atypical curve' of different body lines symbolizing women's beauty and 'grain' of skin, and we designed an office and a laboratory with new forms of esthetic brand. 

The office consists of an office space where the leaders of each department gathered and a space for business with various buyers. The layout which derives the ‘atypical curve' centered around the business space, symbolizes the ratio of various body line’s beauty which can’t be stereotyped. In order to take into account the various visibility of the shadow silhouette changed according to the light with time, we applied 'Vonestis’ objects to the spot where the sun would come into the longest, and design elements to the ceiling.

In addition, in order to visualize the brand's own clear and simple philosophical image, white color was selected as the basic tone for the mood of entire space. Curved design elements applied with symbolic expressions were finished with natural marble and art paint, and besides, the pieces of design furniture were arranged to express the value pursued by this brand. Next, the laboratory was designed as a single space using three-dimensional curve which connects each point of boundaries. In addition, as it is a space that creates beauty by studying human skin, we expresses the symbolism of the spatial subjective beauty with the skin texture.

As it is not an experimental space to draw conclusions, but a space with philosophy and directionality to study even the sensibility of beauty in the future, the brand's identity was important as a space which makes what pursued by “Vonestis” breaking from the existing laboratory's layout. 

Through the curve from the floor to the wall and the ceiling, we tried to express the design intentions which form the space by connecting the flow of illumination and break the boundary of the stereotypes about properties. 

We think that for those who make what they pursue, it is a creative behavior breaking down the boundary of beauty to create ideal beauty in a space that resembles what they pursue. 

This is a space for creative behaviors with Vonestis’ own philosophy, and it can be said that it is the only esthetic brand that contains its own values.