Republic of Korea
The Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) leads the excellence of Korea’s culture in craft, design and hanbok
The Korea Craft & Design Foundation is a public organization affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism. The objective of the organization is to promote Korea’s craft, design and hanbok both in Korea and internationally. It is our responsibility to promote the field in order to create opportunities for young makers, artists and related groups. We focus on preserving our own cultural heritage by re-interpreting tradition, research on craft materials/skills and also developing craft related regions around the country. We have worked to improve competition in the field additionally as building entrepreneurship. Our aim is to establish strong networks to lead the field of craft, design and hanbok.
The Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) is the main body that promotes the craft and design culture of Korea. The objective is to improve people’s way of life through Korea’s rich cultural heritage in craft and design. For many years we have focused on promoting our cultural assets both inside Korea and also internationally.
Cultural marketing is the future in terms of contributing to the national economy and many of our projects are aimed toward this goal. We organize exhibitions domestically and internationally, promote young makers and develop craft and design related products. We work across many boundaries from artistic expressions, reinterpreting traditional skills, researching on craft materials, preserving cultural heritage and developing entrepreneurship.
Our mission is to communicate with people through craft, design and hanbok.
We believe that culture is the main platform for enriching people’s lifestyle and for developing exchanges to share creative ideas