Seoul City has announced that its online shopping mall, focused on specially designed items, will participate in the Seoul Design Festival 2010 kicking off on Dec. 8.
The government opened the online site “Design Tag” (www.designtag.co.kr) in Aug. 2008 to help nurture talented Korean designers by providing not only a distribution outlet but also a means of promoting and marketing the products.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to directly see some of the diverse range of unique items sold online and make purchases.
Seoul City said the five-day event, taking place at the Convention Exhibition Center (COEX) in southern Seoul, is a great opportunity for the up and coming designers to promote their items to both domestic and foreign retailers, as well as to trading companies.
The Seoul Design Festival allows visitors to see and feel a wide range of specially designed products and make purchases, with the added bonus of receiving a gift handed out according to the value of one’s purchase.