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Korean crafts abroad featured in the Korea Times

It’s always nice when things you’ve seen in London get coverage in the English language press back in Korea.

Chung Hae-cho: Black Luster
Chung Hae-cho: Black Luster 0819, 2008, Ottchil – Korean Natural Lacquer, 20(H) x 27(W) x 27(D). Acquired by the British Museum. (Photo: KCDF)

In May this year the Korea Craft & Design Foundation brought a number of Korean craftsmen to the Saatchi gallery, including master lacquer craftsman Chung Hae-cho. We heard at the time that the Victoria and Albert Museum had purchased a set of his lacquer bowls. Now the Korea Times reports that the British Museum has acquired the centrepiece of Chung’s display at the Saatchi gallery, a beautiful black lacquer vase.

Hanji decorative homeware from TheMeeets, by Been Kim
Hanji decorative homeware from TheMeeets, by Been Kim (photo: KCDF)

In the same Korea Times article the hanji work of Been Kim is featured. Kim has exhibited her work at 100% Design London for the past two years, and also had a successful show at Maison & Objet Paris in France in early September this year.

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