Yu Kuk IL
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1965                         Born in Korea.

1993                          B.F.A in Hongik Univ. Major in Metal Art & Design.

2004.2                      M.F.A in Hongik Univ. Graduate School of Industrial Fine Art.

 

1996 - 2001             a Critic in Monthly Audio Magazine.

1998.3                      Established METAL SOUND DESIGN.

1999                         Cheongju International Craft Biennale 1999, Cheongju, Korea.

2001.10                    Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2001, Cheongju, Korea.

2003.5                      Solo Exhibition of 'Sound Art', Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2003.7                      Exhibition of 'Ten Years After', Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea.

2003.9                      Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003, Cheongju, Korea.

2003.10                    Exhibition of 'Craft for Life', Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea.

2004.3                      Exhibition of 'Festival', Sejong Center for Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea.

2004.5                      Environmental Sculpture of 'A LETTER IN THE BOTTLE 94', Habiram Church, Daegu, Korea.

2005.8                      'LEICA MP' Design to Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Korean Independence.

2006.9                      Exhibition of 'Paper Tainer Museum', Olympic Park, Seoul, Korea.

2007.4                      Exhibition of 'Spring Waltz', Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Seongnam, Korea.

2007.5                      Environmental Sculpture of 'BUTTERFLY 184', Habiram Church, Daegu, Korea.

2007.11                    Digital AV Show, COEX, Seoul, Korea.

2008.4                      Exhibition of 'Artists of Tomorrow, 33 Awardees', Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2009.10                    Exhibition of 'The culture of Sulhwa', Seoul, Korea.

2010.5                      Highend Audio show 'HIGH END 2010. 5. 6 - 9', Munich, Germany.

2010.10                    Exhibition of 'Design, Connection between Korea and Italy', Seoul, Korea.

2010.10                    Exhibition of 'The culture of Sulhwa', Seoul, Korea.

2016. 12                   The Original Sound as It Is, THE PAGE GALLERY, Seoul, Korea.

 

SOUND TUNING

2006                       New Media Life’s, TAVI 030 Portable Media.

2013                       Astell & Kern AK100 II / AK120.

2014 -2015           Astell & Kern AK300 / AK320 / AK380 / AK Jr.

2015- 2016           Astell & Kern AK500N / AK T1 / AK70.

2016                       Astell & Kern AK XB10.

2016                       IRIVER LS 50 / LS 150. 

2016                       SK Telecom ‘NUGU’.

 

AWARD

2005.1                      CES Innovations 2005 Awards Honorees, High Performance Audio part, Las Vegas, USA.

2006.1                      CES Innovations 2006 Awards Honorees, High Performance Audio part, Las Vegas, USA.

2009.1                      CES Innovations 2009 Awards Honorees, High Performance Audio part, Las Vegas, USA.

2010.1                      Audioland 2010 Awards Grandprix 'PLANET', Hongkong.

2010.11                    Red dot Design Award design concept 2010 ‘Metal Speakers with Unfolding & Folding Wings’.

2011.11                    Red dot Design Award design concept 2011 ‘Big Dipper_Modular based Speaker System’.

2014.1                      What Hi-Fi Winner ‘AK240’, United Kingdom.

2014.3                      Red dot Design Award Product design 2014 ‘Astell&Kern AK240’, Germany.

2014.11                    Audio Excellence Award 2015 ‘AK240, Japan.

2015.1                      What Hi-Fi Winner ‘AK500N’, United Kingdom.

2015.3                      Red dot Design Award 2015 ‘Astell&Kern AK Jr’, Germany.

2015.3                      Red dot Design Award 2015 ‘Astell&Kern AK500 Series’, Germany.

2016.1                      CES Innovations Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK380’, Las Vegas, USA.

2016.1                      CES Innovations Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK T1’, Las Vegas, USA.

2016.2                      iF Design Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK380’, Germany.

2016.3                      Red dot Design Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK T1’, Germany.

2016.3                      Red dot Design Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK320’, Germany.

2016.3                      Red dot Design Award 2016 ‘Astell&Kern AK380’, Germany.