Design Korea 2012

25 October 2012
26 October 2012

Design Korea 2012, organised by The Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) is a global design festival that covers all fields of design including visual communication, product design and interior design, among others. First launched in 2003, its aim is to promote design business and to introduce the latest design trends from around the globe. Bringing together leading design works that display the current and future design trends, including visual communication design works, it serves as a platform for participants, buyers and the audience to share information on the latest design trends. Design Korea is an opportunity to create new networks and to bolster existing connections. It can also be a powerful source of inspiration for those engaged in the design industry.

Under the theme of “Convergence Design,” Design Korea 2012 will direct itself more towards displaying designs with the potential to lead the growth of the future design industry.


Design Korea includes various exhibitions from a diverse set of designers and designers-to-be, including:

  • World Best Design: Exhibitions of leading design award winners from each continent
  • Korea Design Exhibition, Design Competition for the Youth: Design works of future designers
  • Designs of leading design firms
  • An international design conference during which international representatives of design promotional institutes discuss the future of the international design industry


  • Korea Design Firms Association
  • The Federation of Korean Industries
  • Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • The Korea International Trade Association
  • Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business
  • Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency


For more information, please contact:

International Affairs Team
Ms. Nara Suh
Korea Design Center Bldg
344-1 Ya'tap 1-dong, Bundang-gu
Seongnam City , Gy
463-954 South Korea
T: +82 31 780 2157
F: +82 31 780 2154


About the Korea Institute of Design Promotion

The Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) is the only design body in Korea to plan and implement national design policies and strategies. Affiliated to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, KIDP aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the Korean design industry. Among the major functions of KIDP are supporting the design industry and designers, improving design education & training, promoting Korean design both nationally and abroad, building design infrastructure and raising design awareness across the nation.

Event: Design Korea 2012
Date: 25 – 26 October 2012
Location: Daegu, South Korea
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