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Mon 19.9.

‘Korea Design’ exhibition, London Design Week 2011

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , ,

'Ta-rae Lighting' by Design Virus

As part of London Design Week 2011, an exhibition of Korean design, which goes by the rather cunning title ‘Korea Design’, will showcase the work of 15 companies and individuals. Covering furniture, lighting, product and textile design, the show functions as a corrective to the prevalent image of Korean design as one associated with electronics and other high-tech goods.

'Tension Bentwood Chair' by Dohoon Kim

“In stark contrast,” say the organsiers, “Korea is increasingly proving to be a nurturing and thriving platform for designers in interior and product design exploring the more intimate relationships we form with everyday products and what they say about us.


“Looking through the work of these different companies, one can identify a number of common themes, the most prevalent of which is the driving force that design isn’t just about aesthetics, it’s about a desire to re-evaluate the role it plays in our lives and to create products that are sustainable, skilful, beautiful and individual.”

'Knitted Room Wallpaper' by CH

The future of Korean design will be represented in ‘Next Generation Design Leaders’, which, shown alongside the main display, will present the work of five individuals who have been singled out as visionaries in their field.

'Stool for Child' by Kyunglae Kim

 

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Korea Design

100% Design / Stand B60

Earls Court

London

22 to 25 September 2011