Taking over the Musée des Arts décoratifs in the western wing of the Palais du Louvre in Paris, “Korea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion and Graphic Design in Korea” showcases Korean artists, artisans, and designers. The show is mounted as part of France-Korea Year—a celebration of 130 years of diplomatic ties between the two nations taking place in France from September 2015 to August 2016.
Korea has emerged as a trendsetting center for art, design, and fashion, and not only just in Asia. SEOMI International
, a contemporary art and design gallery based in Los Angeles and Seoul, represents cutting-edge Korean designers whose work embodies the country’s traditional aesthetics and artisanal techniques. Three of these makers—all sharing this similar ethos—have pieces on display in “Korea Now!”