Talbot & Yoon is a design firm founded by Mark Talbot and Youngjin Yoon, who were trained and registered as Architects in the state of New York. They incorporate their architectural thinking into the playful objects that they design for everyday use.
Talbot & Yoon believe that play is a central tenet of both design and culture and want to facilitate play through their design objects. While the products they sell are ‘finished’ when they leave the studio they are never truly completed; character, variation and reconfigurability allow the consumer to experience the same delight from the products through participating with them both physically and emotionally as Talbot & Yoon experienced designing them. They also believe that it if it isn’t fun, why bother, and imagine a world of products that people can take home and play with, that can grow and change as people's needs and desires grow and change.
From the Blog:Design Story: Talbot & Yoon on their development of Goober Candle