Seahyun Lee in Ferragamo collaboration

Congratulations to Seahyun Lee, who has regularly exhibited in the UK, on his collaboration with fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo, which was launched today. His trademark Between Red series is appearing on silk squares, scarves and other designer items – also available in colours other than red. But they’re only available in Korea.

Korean crafts at Collect 2015

For the third successive year, the Korea Craft and Design Foundation will be hosting the work of several artisans on its stall at Collect. Gallery LVS, who have been at Collect for at least as long as KCDF, will also be there. On the top floor of the gallery, Korean artisans and designers Soojin Kang […]

Friday Late at the V&A: the final programme

The Korean Friday Late at the V&A promises to be both lively and interesting. Details have been emerging over the last couple of weeks, and their press release at www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/f/friday-late/ is now final. Below is the text, expanded in places with LKL’s commentary in italics and images from our archives. Friday Late: Korea 30 May […]

Korean crafts and design at Collect 2014

COLLECT, the leading international art fair for contemporary objects, returns to the Saatchi Gallery in May 2014 with an impressive roster of 36 international galleries, alongside seven Project Space artists. This showcase of innovation and excellence will feature contemporary objects for sale from over 400 artists, ranging from ceramics and glassware to jewellery and woodwork, […]

Hwang Ji-hae in miNiATURE, at Strand Gallery

Korean garden designer and environmental artist Hwang Jihae will be participating in a garden design show with a difference: miNiATURE 10 unique gardens by leading designers – in miniature! 6-8 March 2014 The Strand Gallery | 32 John Adam Street | London WC2N miNiATURE is a new platform aiming to give leading garden designers and […]

A reason to go to Gangnam?

LKL has never been a particular fan of South of the Han. Most things we want to do and see tend to be North of the river. But like it or not, it’s where the money is. Reflecting the opulent demographic, in September this year Diageo opened Johnnie Walker House Seoul in Cheongdam-dong, its third […]

Expo visit: Korean design and cultural contents at KBEE

The Korea Brand and Entertainment Expo which coincided with President Park’s State Visit showcased contemporary Korean media art, K-pop, Korea’s premier garden designer and more. Also featured were key Korean designers: Kim Young-se (김영세) of Innodesign, whose designs reference the sleek black parallel lines of the trigrams in South Korea’s national flag, or the elegant […]

Korean jewellers at the 2013 Goldsmiths Fair

The annual Goldsmiths Fair of jewellery and silverware usually has a few young Korean jewellers displaying their latest designs. This year they seemed to be outnumbered by the Japanese, but it was good to see Misun Won return for now her fourth appearance at this prestigious show. Despite the depressing economic times, the livery hall […]