seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony
seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony
jan 13, 2008

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony

ribbon cutting ceremony

dae sung kim outside his installation



designboom visited seoul, south korea back in december for seoul design week 2007. the festivities kicked off with a number of opening events. the official ribbon cutting ceremony marked the start, after which

the guests of honour were treated to a personal tour by the event’s artistic director, dae sung kim.

kim oversaw the whole event including his central installation based on a traditional korean archway design. he re-interpreted the silhouette using white plastic shipping pallets and illuminated the interior with his ‘hidden light’. designboom’s birgit lohmann was also invited to give a presentation at the event. once all the formal programming finished, the show hosted a party complete with live dj and mime dancers.

check back for more coverage from seoul design week in the next days.


r: exhibition manager catarina jun (coex) l: yeong-taek hong, deputy manager of alt-c / designflux (partnership and translation of designboom’s content into korean)



traditional korean archway re-interpreted by dae sung kim



original traditional korean archway spotted in seoul



dae sung kim touring the guests of honour through his installation



‘hidden light’ by dae sung kim, inside the archway



birgit lohmann (designboom), dae sung kim, claire seo (director seoul design week), kate hyun (coex)



birgit lohmann (designboom) presenting at seoul design week



seoul design week opening party



seoul design week opening party

  • Very nice, I’m waiting the news

    Jo Yana says:
  • nice photos and good to know all the differents events around the world

    JC Gibu 01/15/08 says:
  • Bravo Designboom, good work !

    P and L, Lausanne says:
  • Hermoso, realmente, felicitaciones!!!!!! says:
  • wow.
    i live in seoul and i didn’t realize this was happening.

    yo.suh says:

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