kitchen ecology exhibition in seoul kitchen ecology exhibition in seoul
dec 09, 2009

kitchen ecology exhibition in seoul

setting of the exhibition (before opening)

‘kitchen ecolgy’ curated by designboom took part in the seoul design festival, december 2-6, 2009 at COEX conference center. the exhibition was first shown on june 25 – 27. 2009, at dwell on design in los angeles’ convention center. see the exhaustive photo documentation here.

shortly before the opening ceremony of the exhibition

korean designer and ceramist daniel jo brought his pieces and helped building up

a selection of biodegradable kitchen objects were on display

ecology is a broad discipline. the greek ‘oikos’, where ecology is derived from, means ‘the home’, the place where we live. the microcosmos of our kitchen is a good place to start in investigating our habits and relationship with nature. consideration for the environment is becoming an increasing priority for today’s architects, designers, engineers and consumers as demand for eco-friendly products continues to rise. over three-quarters of all adult consumers say that they pay attention to a company’s environmental reputation before buying its products and services. two-thirds way they recycle their waste.we all aim to reduce our electricity bills and collaborate to make our air water cleaner… the designboom curated show is intended to provide insight, the latest solutions in design development and a collection of recipes for you to experiment with.

it was one of the most popular exhibitions within the festival, visitors of all ages and cultural background came to see the show

moneta ceramica® pan

this is the future of coating: ceramics. it resists high temperatures, scratches and doesn’t peel off like teflon® used for today’s cookware. a signal on the handle indicates when 140°C is reached, and permits the user to lower the temperature and therefore use less energy.

the explanatory texts were translated from english into korean

among the objects on show : ‘washing-up bowl’ by ole jensen for normann copenhagen, the ‘wattcher’ by marcel wanders, …

exhibition view

‘wattcher’ panel in the exhibition

the wattcher by marcel wanders allows you to monitor and curb your energy use. when you switch on an electrical appliance it will show that extra power consumption and gives you more insight into your daily energy behavior.

‘I’m not a plastic chair’ and I’m not a carpet’ by korean designer wonsuk cho and jae eun park, korea

wonsuk cho, sitting on the shopping bags that are opened up and recombined to become a carpet

‘solar ivy’ panel by samuel and teresita cochran

US designers samuel and teresita cochran founded the sustainably minded interactive technology office SMIT. the cochran’s are a brother-and-sister-team and have created solar and wind power devices that can be used to cover the facades of our buildings. the project is still a concept only, but prototypes exist and the team is collecting funding for production, planned for 2011.

credits of participating designers

exhibition made possible by designboom, credits of curators

all images © designboom

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