Korean designs capture the eyes of the world
(THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Korean design is breaking out on the world stage as more design products from the country receive attention at global fairs and a growing number of local designers receive international awards.
At Maison et Objet, an international home decoration fair held in Paris from Sept 7 to Sept 11, 32 products made by Korean companies and individual designers selected by the city-run Seoul Design Foundation received attention from foreign buyers and design experts with their innovative and creative designs.
Korean designers enjoyed success at the fair with about 290 provisional contracts signed, including designer Han Sung-jae's simple yet futuristic wooden speaker, which was introduced via a French broadcast and attracted interest of collectors and buyers.
Another team of Korean designers will present their ambitious products at the 100% Design 2012, the largest contemporary interior design trade event in the UK, from Wednesday to Saturday in London.