I was glad to read Josh Spear's article from Core77 today. He introduced MoMA's new line for industrial design products from South Korea. As a Korean, I am so glad to hear the leading design museum MoMA is featuring the 'Destination Seoul collection', including 60 clever industrial designs encompassing housewares, toys, books, etc. Destination Seoul has developed collaborations with HyundaiCard, Korea Institute of Design Promotion(KIDP), and Design Seoul Headquarters of the Seoul Metropolitan Goverment.
The MoMA store website says: "Our new product collection highlights products usually found only in South Korea. Products from young, emerging Korean designers have been selected across a range of categories. The selection reflects Korean's cultural interest in color and nature and puts a modern spin on traditional Korean design and crafting."
Prices on the products start at $3. I should probably go check it out this weekend, since I get paid..
- Picture is from Core77 by Josh Spear