Seoul Design Festival is a design-specialized exhibition based on contents accumulated by DESIGN magazine since 1976 and networks of domestic and foreign design industry. The first Seoul Design Festival was held in 2002. Seoul Design Festival is designed to enhance design competitiveness of domestic and foreign brands by showing design trends along with corporate brands with the motto “Designer Promotion.” Also, it has been grown into a place of exchange to support domestic designers’ expansion to the world and introduce world designers to the domestic market.
Through Seoul design festival, a total of 1,850 brands have successfully promoted their own brands and over 4,730 designers were discovered and introduced. Seoul Design Festival has grown into a festival as a stepping stone for Korean designers toward the world and a gate for world’s designers toward the Korean market.
Along with the festival, design seminar with global top tier designers and architects will be held and “Seoul Design Spot” program which discovers and introduces attractive and hidden design spots in Seoul. Charming streets and alleys in Seoul will present spectacular scenes of design.
Seoul Design Festival 2020
9 – 13 December 2020
Hall C COEX, Seoul
9 Dec(Wed) – 12(Sat), 10:30–19:00
13 Dec(Sun), 10:30 – 18:00
* Last admission one hour before closing.
Designhouse is a unique and creative media corporation that operates a media business in various areas, ranging from print media to education, travel, exhibitions, digital projects, and art and culture spaces.
Creating a record of the “First”
In 1976, when Koreans were not familiar with the term “design,” Designhouse published a monthly magazine called Design with a social cause and an aim to promote the importance of design. This magazine played an important role in enhancing the domestic design industry.
Setting a new milestone in Korea’s exhibition industry
Designhouse is Korea’s leading corporation specializing in content media. The company has held the Seoul Living Design Fair—the largest of its kind in Korea— since 1994, the Seoul Design Festival since 2002, and constructed the Papertainer Museum to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary at Olympic Park in 2006.
Operating traditional media and digital content media
As a comprehensive content media company that embraces all areas of online activities, as well as offline exhibitions, Designhouse is strengthening both its size and brand power, while also becoming one of the world’s top content media companies.