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Hyunghak Kim

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"You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world but it takes people to make the dream a reality. With all my work, I like to emphasise the margins and lines of nature to capture its true appearance."


I love to help people find meaning through flowers.

I am a Floral Designer, a Land Artist and the owner of ‘Beyond N’. I established my company in 1978 and have taken part in many competitions over the years, also working as a Professor of Sook Myung Women’s University.

Competition work started with me winning a gold medal in BUGA (Bundesgartenschau) in Munich, Germany in 2005. I’ve won many awards but the highlights are winning twice at China’s International Orchid Show (2015), winning Gold at the International Garden & Flower Show in Japan (2015), and taking part in the Danang International Flower Show in Vietnam and the Singapore Garden Festival in the same year (2016).

Exhibiting at Guangzhou Flower Art Exhibition in China (2019) and Royal Floria Putrajaya in Malaysia (2005 & 2018) as well as in various Art Exhibitions in Korea and across Asia over the years has also been a joy for me.

Alongside competition work, I have also had the honour of creating floral decorations for the Korean presidential residence (the Blue House), the Chairman of the National Assembly’s official residence, and the American, EU, Chinese and Japanese embassies.

Working with my company Beyond N I’ve also designed many weddings at the prestigious Shilla Hotel, Hilton Hotel Seoul and Sheraton Hotel Seoul.

Career Highlights

Winning the Gold medal in BUGA (Bundesgartenschau) in Munich, Germany in 2005. Also, receiving another Gold medal in the Korea Cup Flower Design Competition 2011.

More recently entering as the competitor for Korea in the Asia Cup Flower Design competition in 2014 or winning a Gold Medal for the Best Colour Award at the International Garden & Flower Show Japan in 2015.

Hobbies and Interests

I love sports and reading books.

What inspires your style and floral designs and why?

Filling and emptying, nature and accumulated times with them are precious inspiration to me. I look deeply into nature and then create personal philosophy and find the way how to create Korean style. Throughout all the process I ensure that express own floral design.