Korean designer Kwangho Lee sits in a lounge chair he made entirely from natural materials - wood, latex foam, cocomat (coconut fibre) and wool. Photo: Jihoon Kang
Korean designer Kwangho Lee sits in a lounge chair he made entirely from natural materials - wood, latex foam, cocomat (coconut fibre) and wool. Photo: Jihoon Kang

After K-pop, K-drama and K-fashion, could Korean design be the next big cultural phenomenon out of Korea?

  • Korean music, TV, food and fashion have been huge in the last decade. Author Fiona Bae says K-design is next, and tells the story of this burgeoning industry
  • From interior designer Teo Yang to Kwangho Lee, an artist making stools from garden hoses, Bae spotlights this wave of talent, and other K-style trailblazers

Korean designer Kwangho Lee sits in a lounge chair he made entirely from natural materials - wood, latex foam, cocomat (coconut fibre) and wool. Photo: Jihoon Kang
Korean designer Kwangho Lee sits in a lounge chair he made entirely from natural materials - wood, latex foam, cocomat (coconut fibre) and wool. Photo: Jihoon Kang
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