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Mayor's Hope Journal

  • Seoul Living Design Fair
    [Mayor Park Won Soon’s Hope Journal 458]

  • Mayor's Hope Journal SMG 1469

    I just got back from the Seoul Living Design Fair, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Today was the last day of the fair, and it was packed with people!

    This year, the fair saw 300,000 visitors in 5 days—a record-breaking high! These high numbers show how our standards of living have risen over the years. When the fair first began, it was visited mostly by designers and art students. Now, most of the visitors are middle-class housewives and buyers.

    In the future, I hope the fair can grow even bigger and include more designers from various Asian countries. Although the event is hosted by a private company called Design House, I hope that, with the support of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, we can turn it into an international event!