Since KIDP first launched Korea Design in 2008, they have seen unrivalled interest in Korean design on a global scale. Bringing together Korea’s trend-setting contemporary design, such as furniture, lighting and interiors - the firms who have led the way in design will exhibit at 100% Design this year.
Design studio YdesignY find look for wonder in ordinary things with the motto 'we are planting surprises in everyday things'. The Peaked hat pendant & wall lighting, above, uses a simple zipper to create a unique flatpack light.
Architect and designer Il Hoon Roh set up Seung Il Co. LTd in 2010 to focus on his passion of creating functional art. The Rami Bench is influenced by Il Hoon Roh's studies of lightweight, structurally optimised and efficient designs found in nature which have been formed and tested through the evolutionary process.
601STREET is an art product brand of 601bisang full of homour and brilliant ideas. They design interior products, art books and accessories, which result from out-of-box thinking and unique messages. Luminous/L is a graphic art poster which absorbs light and emits an afterglow to produce a phosphorous effect.
Ecojun company is a design company that develops and manufactures green design products based on ecological ethics. The Original Green Cup is a biogradeable plastic cup with a sleeve made from burlap coffe bags.
NJ Lighting is a South Korean company which designs handmade ceramic lighting products. Every single lamp is handmade by specially schooled ceramic design artists.
The Korean word "daam-so" means friendly communication. Daam-so creates furniture which is made to be based on a successful communication of old things and new things. The Von.1 collection is a mixture of Korean traditional tastes and modern forms.
Cutlery design focuses on getting food in bite-sized morsels from the plate to the mouth, but it could do so much more. This design from designer Jinhyun Jeon aims to reveal just how much more, stretching the limits of what tableware can do.
Every design by KooN design is informed by the idea 'Fun & Function'. 2 in 1 is a brilliant multi function design that fits an entire areas worth of furniture in this diminutive box.
Kitchen Icicle by Quantumby Inc. is a patented design which comprises of a set of kitchen utensils that can hang like icicles from a specially mounted steel plate. Each utensil contains a magnet within the tip of its handle, which adheres to the steel plate.
The Zipper chair by In R&D Center is an adaptable camping chair which allows the user to change the height of the chair with the use of a simple zip design.
Cresia by Stereotype is a one-touch self-assembly eco-friendly DIY object which is adjustable to coincide with the changing needs of a developing child.