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  • 2021 DDP Design Fair, Korea’s Largest Design Expo

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 6015

    Korea’s largest design expo DDP Design Fair will be held at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) for 7 days from Oct. 19 to 25, displaying collaborative products developed by small and medium-sized manufacturers and designers.

    Having established itself a venue for new domestic product rollouts and celebrating its third anniversary, DDP Design Fair will select and exhibit 130 collaborative products (teams) developed by small and medium-sized manufacturers and designers.

    Unlike other fairs which focus on finding markets for existing products, DDP Design Fair supports the whole process from planning to marketing, including product development, consulting, and market finding. In particular, seven design expert curators in each of the six areas will lead collaboration and provide product development advice to help to mass-produce furniture, lighting, and daily life products with good quality and design.

    Last year, DDP Design Fair was held online unexpectedly due to COVID-19, but it introduced making-of stories about how designers and manufactures developed products together and showed interviews capturing designers’ ideas and micro-enterprises’ stories in a video. The video was considered to have comforted many micro-enterprises weary from COVID-19, which gathered more than 300,000 views in Korea and abroad.

    The theme of 2021 DDP Design Fair is “Wonderful Life.” It was planned to suggest a method of making daily life beautiful and finding happiness as a new design trend at a time the world is suffering from COVID-19. This event will be held in October both online (ddpdesignfair-ex.or.kr) and offline (Art Hall 1 at DDP).

    You can see more details about 2021 DDP Design Fair via its official website (www.ddpdesignfair.or.kr) and Instagram account.

    2021 DDP Design Fair Poster

    2021 DDP Design Fair Poster

    2020 DDP Best Design Award Winners

    2020 DDP Best Design Award Winners
    Weight_Light by Hwang-Duck Engineering Co., Ltd. x MakeMake Hangang Shelf & Steel Tray by Tamken x Jeong Ho Ko Studio
    Weight_Light by Hwang-Duck Engineering Co., Ltd. x MakeMake Hangang Shelf & Steel Tray by Tamken x Jeong Ho Ko Studio
    Efe by Common Object x Studio Dandelion Bubble by Ra-droom x Lampland
    Efe by Common Object x Studio Dandelion Bubble by Ra-droom x Lampland
    Tango by KKDC x Atelier Sohn Re: Bottle- Spinning Series by Grigoglass x Park Seon-min
    Tango by KKDC x Atelier Sohn Re: Bottle- Spinning Series by Grigoglass x Park Seon-min
    Standard Chair by Bentek Furniture x Studio Jungmo Yang
    Standard Chair by Bentek Furniture x Studio Jungmo Yang