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The Exquisite Touch : EXQI

UniversityEwha Womans University
Lead DesignersHyorin Lee
Project LocationSeoul
Prize(s)Silver in Office Equipment / Stationery
Entry Description

Escape from the conventional form of cutter knife, the 'Exqi' proposes a new type of stationery. Exqi is a sophisticated cutter knife fit for a modern lifestyle. Exqi, which means 'refined, delicate' in french 'exquis', strive for ultimate elegance. The shape of diagonal cutting is applied as a whole consistently. It was visualized from the elaborated action of cutting something. Also, users can select according to the materials and purpose they want to cut. This can be seen as a project that has met both functionality and visual quality.


She majored in Visual Communication Design and Business at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, and currently work as a freelance designer. She is specialized in branding and has worked on more than 20+ projects.

Awards and Prize

April 2019, Gold Winner, A Design Award, Milan, Italy
January 2016, Gold (2nd Place), Business Idea Contest of Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
May 2016, Silver (2nd Place), MIDAS Start-up business competition, Chungbuk, Korea
October 2015, 2nd Place, Ewha Contest for Business Plan, Seoul, Korea
February 2015, 4th Place, Idea Competition of Korea Society of Consumer studies, Seoul, Korea
September 2014, Finalist, Kerasys Design & Marketing Competition, Seoul, Korea
June 2014, 1st Place, Ewha Card Design Competition, Seoul, Korea