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2010 World Design Capital Seoul

Posted in 99.9% of Seoul with tags , , , , , on January 15, 2010 by Lydia

Guess what, Seoul was chosen as the World Design Capital (WDC) for 2010! It’s very cool because the designation allow a distinctive opportunity for cities to feature their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design.

“Forget Tokyo. Design aficionados are now heading to Seoul.” New York Times also selected Seoul as number 3 of the 31 places to go in 2010 and said like that.

World Design Capital Seoul 2010 seeks to create a city of “Design for All!” together with its citizens, based on the 4U : Universal, Ubiquitous, Unique, by U.

You see, Seoul city has adorned itself with off-the-wall ideas and those ornaments are all considering foreigners as well as citizens. Among the all new design elements, considering tiny bits of life is really quite something, don’t you think? How could they think of all that- such as the manhole cover? 🙂

OH! I think I almost forgot. There is another interesting exhibition in Seoul Square, and I went there with my friend last month.

Now, Seoul’s design is definitely worldwide. You should visit Korea and visit Seoul in 2010 to see and feel those ornaments as it is said “Seeing is believing!”

Tips for you : It is said that a highlight will no doubt be the third annual Seoul Design Fair (Sept. 17 to Oct. 7), the city’s answer to the design weeks in Milan and New York, which last year drew 2.5 million people and featured a cavalcade of events under two enormous inflatable structures set up at the city’s Olympic stadium.

For more information on the WDC, visit this site here!