Retro Korean industrial designs hit NY

Exhibition spotlights sociopolitics of 1960s-‘80s economic boom

By Kwon Mee-yoo

Iconic designs of Korea from the 1960s to ’80s are on display at the Korea Society Gallery in New York, before making their way to other major American cities.

Organized by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF), the “Korea Design Heritage” exhibition introduces local items manufactured during the turbulent

industrialization period.


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