The Seoul Metropolitan Government is announcing the seven best products that won the attention of citizens and experts at DDP Design Fair 2021, an event organized to show new design products created through collaborations between small manufacturing businesses and designers in Seoul to lead changed lifestyles.
From a single-seat lounge chair designed using 3D printing to home office lighting created using pipes that can be transformed into a floor lamp or a wall-mounted lamp, new design attempts with sophisticated and original ideas and innovative technologies and materials attracted great attention.
DDP Design Fair 2021 provides an opportunity for designers to realize their ideas and small businesses to increase the value of their products through design. Small businesses in need of design ideas and designers seeking for production support create one-of-a-kind products by collaborating with each other, and the SMG provides marketing support to promote the virtuous circle of the design industry ecosystem.
On Thu, Oct. 21, the SMG and Seoul Design Foundation held DDP Best Design Awards 2021 at DDP, and awarded the seven finalists selected through public voting and expert review. Mayor Oh Se-hoon attended the award ceremony and presented the “Seoul Mayor’s Award.”
DDP Best Design Awards is one of DDP Design Fair’s main programs. This is the SMG’s main design award event through which excellent new products submitted through collaboration between small businesses and designers are awarded with marketing support.
This year, among 162 works of 162 teams developed through collaboration over five months under the theme of “Wonderful Life,” seven final works were selected in three stages, which are screening by curators, public voting, and expert review.
The seven finalists will receive support comprising of KRW 6 million for the cost of mass production, space to open online and offline stores at DDP, advertising on monthly design magazines and major daily newspapers, and an opportunity for online exhibitions on the pre-funding platform. The winning teams will also be provided with comprehensive and intensive marketing support as “star designers of the year.”
The winners of DDP Best Design Awards 2021 can be found on the official event website (http://ddpdesignfair-ex.or.kr)and Instagram.
Winners of DDP Best Design Awards 2021 – Seven Finalists
|Chair designed by reinterpreting tradition||User-oriented modular furniture||Combination of silk white porcelain and terracotta||3D printing lighting with lighting mode and intensity adjusted by user|
|Studio Plastic × JH Studio
Furniture produced through 3D printing
|DSLSM × LIKETHIX
Office items designed under the concepts of emptying and focusing
|makemake × Hwang-Duck Engineering
User interface custom lighting
Photos from DDP Design Fair
|Entrance to DDP Design Fair||DDP Design Fair Exhibition|
|Visitors checking out design works on display at DDP Design Fair Collaboration Hall||Entrance to DDP Design Fair Collaboration Hall|