ribbon cutting ceremony
 
 

seoul design week 2007: opening 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.

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony 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)

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony traditional korean archway re-interpreted by dae sung kim

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony original traditional korean archway spotted in seoul

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony dae sung kim touring the guests of honour through his installation

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony ‘hidden light’ by dae sung kim, inside the archway

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony birgit lohmann (designboom), dae sung kim, claire seo (director seoul design week), kate hyun (coex)

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony birgit lohmann (designboom) presenting at seoul design week

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony seoul design week opening party

 

 

seoul design week 2007: opening ceremony seoul design week opening party