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The vibrant visual language of Na Kim
The South Korean graphic designer's work walks the line between design and fine art.
Three smart, life-saving designs for kids
In observance of National Child Protection Week, we look at advancements in technology that are beefing up child rescue solutions.
Hayoung Kim’s lamps draw inspiration from handheld fans
As a user moves them, much in the same way one would fold and unfold a handheld fan, the light dims.
The Ki Ecobe shoe doesn’t use a single drop of glue
The revolutionary, modular footwear can be self-assembled in less than five minutes.
This electricity generating yarn could change the face of wearable tech
The carbon nanotube yarn generates electricity with just a tug.
The surreal body art of South Korean artist Dain Yoon
This artist uses her face as the canvas for unique optical illusion artworks.
This futuristic cultural centre is inspired by the sea
Vincent Callebaut Architects’ latest conceptual project draws inspiration from the manta ray to make a floating cultural hub in Seoul.
Capturing South Korea’s deep-sea diving women
See Hyung S. Kim’s breathtaking portraits of the sea women of Jeju.
Meet Albang: The versatile vacation pods of South Korea
Think pod hotel meets giant egg sculpture – only more durable and eco-friendly.
The Hashima Island series memorialises South Korea’s forced labourers
The award-winning series is a sensitive take on a the Hashima Island’s dark history.
Meet the strangers in your mind with Hyde & Seek
Jimin Kim’s award-winning book of illustrations asks you to find the Mr Hyde to your Dr Jekyll.
ZERO PER STOOL exemplifies craft with a zero-waste focus
Upcycling design studio in South Korea creates distinctive seating design without letting a single scrap of wood go to waste.
Light-up pen provides a source of light for school children living in darkness
Lampen has been designed to help pupils in Guinea do their homework at night.
Artist’s small studio is a canvas for her surreal worlds
JeeYoung Lee taps into her dreams and memories to create enchanting worlds in her studio.
Korean artist explores “hysteria” in mixed media paintings
Confronted with something terrifying, the characters in Yeom Ji-Hee’s work must face their fears.
Affordable, easy to set up 360-degree photography
Orangemonkie has created Foldio360, the affordable way to capture 360-degree images.
A sustainable container school designed for isolated areas
Boxchool uses modular design to create innovative educational facilities for children in rural regions
FAROS drone: The flying firefighting sidekick
KAIST researchers developed a wall-climbing quadcopter that can identify people and the source of a fire in a building.
These colourful mini libraries are revitalising a forgotten corner of Seoul
ArchiWorkshop designed four mini libraries in Seoul to revitalise a forgotten corner, which was previously occupied by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
Meet Dot, the braille smart watch for the visually impaired
Created by a South Korean start-up Dot, this Braille smart watch could help unlock the digital world for visually impaired people.
Down by the river
David Adjaye has completed the Gwangju River Reading Room, a human rights pavilion in South Korea.
Benjamin Hubert's Tenda lamp series has been selected as part of the PROTO_LIGHT exhibition in South Korea.
Karim Rashid used eye-catching colours and hypnotic patterns for the revamp of a cafeteria in South Korea.
Soongyu Gwon is a graphic designer from South Korea and the second digital artist of TEN, Season 2.
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