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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Korean designers at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival is coming up in the middle of September, with 100% Design at Olympia in West London and Tent London in the East End. I’ve only managed to identify one Korean designer at Olympia (and I hope someone in the UK decides to stock their brassware). But there are plenty at Tent … [Read More]

Korean designers at London Design Fair

Am I the only one confused about the branding of the design shows held in London at the end of September, and dismayed at the uselessness of their web designers? The branders seem to have decided that bunch of shows that have been around for a while should be gathered together under the heading of … [Read More]

Korean designers at 100% Design London 2013

The annual 100% Design London exhibition will be held at Earls Court, 18-21 September, and as usual there will be a Korean pavilion showing designers supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion. And you’ll probably find, as you stroll around the arena, that there are some independent Korean designers there as well. But here … [Read More]

Based on the design talent at Goldsmiths, the future of Korea at 100% Design London is in safe hands

One of the regular features in the London calendar is the London Design Festival, which this year ran from 14-23 September. Two big exhibitions form the cornerstones of the festival, at opposite ends of the Circle Line: 100% Design London at Earl’s Court, and Tent London at the Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. And given … [Read More]

Korea Design returns to 100% Design London

As in previous years, the Korea Institute of Design Promotion is hosting a country pavilion at the Earls Court 100% Design London show. Here are the details of the Korean exhibitors this year. KOREA DESIGN 2012 100% Design, London 19-22 September 2012 Stand IP300 Korea Design is an exhibition of Korean Design at 100% Design … [Read More]

Korea Design at 100% Design London 2011

Once again this year Korean designers will have their own pavilion at 100% Design London to showcase the range of design talent. There are often some independent Korean designers, too, in their own stalls. 100% Design London runs 22-25 September 2011 at Earls Court. Here are the details of the exhibitors in the Korean pavilion: … [Read More]

Korea returns to 100% Design London

100% Design London: 2010 KOREA DESIGN Pavilion September 23rd (Thur) – 26th (Sun), 2010 (4 days) Stand L70, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London Hosted by Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) Organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) Supported by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Korea Design: Innovative Design through Advanced Technology Design in Korea … [Read More]

KoreaDesign at Earl’s Court

It was not so long ago that Korea was known as a country which was highly competent at manufacturing goods which ticked all the boxes in terms of functionality and cost, but lacked the wow factor in terms of design. In recent years, Korea has been catching up with the design innovators, with consumer electronics … [Read More]

Jackie Choi London at 100% Design and Somerset House

Jackie Choi London, the Korean designers whose “Eye” chair was featured on Graham Norton’s show, are showing new designs at 100% Design 2007 (Earls Court, 20-24 September). The sideboard above was inspired by Lucio Fontana and his “Slash” series of works, (example right). The Choi sisters will also be launching a pewter candelabra (left) in … [Read More]