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4 Reasons to Swing by Seoul Design Festival

4 Reasons to Swing by Seoul Design Festival

See into heart of Seoul's trendiest designs

Written by –
Vanessa Louie
on December 5th 2017

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It’s time to make your way to Seoul because this year’s Seoul Design Festival is happening this December 7 – 11. Since 2002, the Seoul Design Festival has been connecting Korea’s talented up-and-coming designers with established brands and design professionals through a five day festival of exciting design exhibitions and engaging seminars. With more Korean designers making themselves known in the international scene, the festival is a must-see event if you want to immerse yourself in the heart of Seoul’s design industry. Here are four reasons to swing by Seoul Design Festival 2017.

Celebrate the Senses with Yollley’s Colorful Cuenco Stools

Yollley designed these trendy bowl-shaped stools with the spirit of sharing in mind.

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In playful shades of red, pink, yellow and green, the Cuenco stool represents the idea of filling spaces by sharing the ‘bowl’ with various people. The flat surface functions as both seating or side table, making it a versatile addition to any space. Yollley’s charming creation is definitely one to note, bringing color wherever it goes.

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Learn a Thing or Two from Plastic Farm’s Eco-Friendly Creations

You might want to add this vegetable mesh bag from Plastic Farm to your eco waste essentials for the kitchen.

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Doubling up as a reusable bag and home decor, Plastic Farm’s mesh net bag is created for design-conscious homeowners who want to store their vegetables in a fresh, natural way. Light vegetables like onions and garlics can make their way straight from the grocery to your kitchen without the need for an extra container.

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Discover Lab.Crete’s Creative Concrete Ideas

Concrete remains as fashionable as ever, with Lab.Crete’s ‘Lightscape’ bringing concrete jungle to life in lamp form.

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Reminiscent of sparkling nighttime cityscapes, Lab.Crete plays with concrete’s architectural qualities, designing a lamp that keeps night owls company as they burn the midnight oil. Keeping in mind the density of concrete, the lamp was created with cut outs to allow light to pass through.

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Delve Deeper into the Relationship of Design and Nature with Hansol Lee’s Designs

Hailing from Bucheon, Hansol Lee is an emerging designer who explores architecture through furniture.

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Circulation of Wood by Hansol Lee

Aptly named ‘Circulation of Wood’, Hansol Lee’s wooden shelf aims to interpret the cycle of wood, going from its natural form as tree, to daily objects like furniture and books. Created without a back panel, ‘Circulation of Wood’ intends to remind us to interpret objects freely and without limits.

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Interlaced of Wood by Hansol Lee

The list doesn’t end here. With more intriguing designs from innovative Korean designers, the Seoul Design Festival will play host to the nation’s growing vibrant design culture.

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