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  • Open Call for Design and Craft Product Registration at DDP Design Store to Present Seoul’s Designs and Support Domestic and International Market Sales

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    □ The Seoul Design Foundation (SDF; interim CEO Yoo Yeon-sik) is holding an open call until Tue, May 18 for submission of excellent design/craft products to be selected for sales in the DDP Design Store.

    □ The DDP Design Store promotes and sells design products for citizens to enjoy Seoul’s lifestyles through design reinterpreting the traditional beauty of Korea. The selected excellent products and designers will be registered with the DDP Design Store operated by the SDF as well as the online shop scheduled to open in July. In addition, the SDF will hold various projects for them to enhance sales and marketing.

    □ The SDF’s open call will select a total of 100 types of products, and is expected to be helpful for designers and design companies that are having difficulties in finding markets due to COVID-19. Any designer and design company possessing creative and practical design/craft products can participate. The categories include design products, craft products, accessories, and graphics. Currently, there are more than 1,000 products, including those developed by the SDF, sold in the DDP Design Store. The SDF has plans to continue supporting new products of various young designers and design companies to be sold in the DDP Design Store.

    □ The DDP Design Store is keeping the lowest commission fees in the industry for registered products. In addition, reduced commission fees are applied for special promotions and discount events. Brands registered in the DDP Design Store can have opportunities not only to sell products but promote their products and brand with relatively low commission.

    □ Following the launch of the online DDP Design Store this coming July, the selected products can be sold on both online and offline platforms of the DDP Design Store. This is to promote the excellent designs to more citizens by pioneering the market for young designers and entrepreneurs with their entering the online market in the age of e-commerce. Due to the availability of online access, everyone will be able to see and purchase excellent design and craft products with ease anywhere and at any time.

    □ Moreover, the SDF will support the exhibition of the selected products in major events held in DDP, such as DDP Design Fair and Seoul Design Week. Interim CEO Yoo Yeon-sik of the SDF said, “We hope that a great number of design products sold in the DDP Design Store with healing effects in the COVID-19 era introduce new design trends to citizens and provide young designers and entrepreneurs with new arena for sales marketing.”

    Annex 1. Overview of DDP Design Store Open Call Registration
    2. About DDP Design Store

    ※ Reference (press release, and images):
    [Link] http://webhard.seouldesign.or.kr

    Folder: Open Call for Design and Craft Product Registration at DDP Design Store to Present Seoul’s Designs and Support Domestic and International Market Sales (서울의 디자인 선보이는 DDP디자인스토어, 국내외 판로 개척 지원 위한 디자인·공예 상품 공개 모집)

    ID: ddppr@seouldesign.or.kr
    PW: ddp03210321 (sign in as “guest”)

    Annex 1. Overview of DDP Design Store Open Call Registration

    ● Overview
    – Target: Young entrepreneurs, designers, craft artists, etc.
    – Period: By 6 PM on Tue, May 18, 2021
    – Categories: Design products, craft products, accessories, graphics, etc.
    – Procedure: Document application and product submission; decision by selection committee (May 25)
    ddp design store

    ● Categories

    Categories
    Design & Craft Design products (stationery, props, lighting, furniture, etc.)
    Craft products (metal crafts, ceramic crafts, glass crafts, wooden crafts, etc.)
    Accessories (fashion objects, fashion accessories, jewelry, etc.)
    Graphic (independent publications, graphics, illustrations, etc.)
    Others

    ● Criteria
    – Young entrepreneurs and designers, design companies, craft artists possessing creative and practical design/craft products
    – Only products that can be mass-produced, sold (with barcode) and supplied for product screening are allowed to be submitted

    ● Procedure
    1. Open call: Refer to “2021 DDP Design Store’s First Open Call for Excellent Design and Craft Products” (Download application form)
    2. Document application: Via email (ddpstore@seouldesign.or.kr) by 6 PM on Tue, May 18
    * Required documents: Application form, written pledge, privacy policy consent form, and business license (.zip)
    3. Product submission: Drop off between 10 AM to 5 PM on Mon, May 24 (Location: 4F, Seoul Design Foundation)
    * Screening takes place after product submission. The person in charge will display the products.
    * No extraneous add-ons allowed except for essential elements for product display.
    4. Product screening: Tue, May 25 by the selection committee (Location: 4F, Seoul Design Foundation)
    5. Product evaluation: Selection will be made after the evaluation of design, commercial value, and usability of the objects
    6. Announcement: Results notified individually via text (Wed, May 26 – Thu, May 27)
    7. Agreement: Agreement to be signed for each selected brand (contacted individually)

    Open call → Document application → Product submission → Product screening → Evaluation and selection → Announcement → Agreement

    * Photos of products (main image, detailed images, transparent layer, etc.) are required to be submitted to proceed with registration agreement for sale on the online DDP Design Store.
    * Document applications later than the deadline (by 6 PM, May 18) are excluded from screening.
    * Product submissions later than the deadline (by 5 PM, May 27) are excluded from screening.
    * The organizer shall not be held liable for any damage or loss of delivered submissions, such as parcel and courier services.

    ※ Returns
    – Returns: Pick up between 10 AM–6 PM from Thu, May 27 to Fri, May 28 (Location: 4F, Seoul Design Foundation)
    * Unselected products will be returned.
    * Selected products will be displayed in the store.
    – Unclaimed products (by Fri, May 28) will be discarded.

    Annex 2. About DDP Design Store

    The DDP Design Store promotes and sells design products for citizens to enjoy the prestige varieties of Seoul’s lifestyles. Here, famous designers and craft artists present various categories and products comprising Seoul stories, DDP exclusives, modern utility, traditional materials, technologies, and more.

    About DDP Design Store
    DDP Design Store
    Location: 1F, DDP Design Lab
    Hours: 10 AM–9 PM (Mon–Sun); closed every third Mon.
    Website: www.ddpdesignstore.org
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ddpdesignstore