Brera Design District

Korean Craft 2022 ''Again,From The Earth’s Foundation''

The exhibition entitled "Again, From The Earth's Foundation" tackles the theme of respect for nature, bringing attention to the value of craftsmanship and the use of raw materials that originate from nature itself, in this particular moment of pandemic, climatic and moral crisis.

To face this challenge, the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Korea together with KCDF - Korea Craft Design Foundation wanted to involve three great names of Italian design such as Michele De Lucchi, Mario Trimarchi and Francesco Faccin. Each with their own approach to design has interpreted Korean aesthetics through works created by the three Korean master craftsmen Gangyong Park, Hyungkun Lee and Sungja Hur, known for their care and skill in the use of natural raw materials.

In the exhibition, the naturalism of "Sobak", the foundation of Korean aesthetics, meets the excellence of Italian design.

The goal is to create empathy with nature in the public through the experience of Korean craftsmanship interpreted by Italian designers. 

100 artworks on display created by Italian designers with Korean artisans (3 works by de Lucchi, 5 by Trimarchi and 3 by Faccin) and by 14 Korean artists, made with metals, fabrics, wood, glass and Hanji (the traditional Korean paper) to show the essence of Korean craftsmanship under the artistic direction of Shinjae Kang


<Artistic Director>  Shinjae Kang

<Curator> Kyuhyun Lee

<Project Consultant> Monica Moonjung Go


*Special Collaboration

Michele De Lucchi × Gangyong Park&Namgwon Lyu

Mario Trimarchi × Hyungkun Lee&Jiho Lee

Francesco Faccin × Sungja Hur

*Korean Artist

Sukkeun Kang, Seungchul Kang, Kyeok Kim, Taeyoun Kim, Hyejeong Kim, Eunjung Ryu, Yoonna Eum, Junghee Yoon, Kyouhong Lee, Neungho Lee, Sangmin Lee, Dahye Joeng, Jaenah Jung, Hyunjee Jung

<Hosted by> Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea

<Organized by> Korea Craft and Design Foundation

<Supported by > Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Milan


Activities schedule

June 6
12:00 — 20:00 Press preview
12:00 — 13:00 Meeting - Press conference with Michele De Lucchi, Mario Trimarchi, Francesco Faccin
18:00 — 20:00 Private party - invitation only
June 7
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition
June 8
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition
10:30 — 12:00 Workshop - Special collaboration with Mario Trimarchi and Hyungkun Lee. 8 June 2022, 10:30 - 12:00 / Library room, 5F (reservation required)
June 9
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition
June 10
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition
June 11
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition
June 12
10:00 — 20:00 Exhibition

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Korea Craft & Design Foundation

The Korea Craft & Design Foundation is a public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, established for the promotion, development and internationalization of traditional crafts, design and culture.


Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli

Viale Pasubio, 5 - Milano

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Free entry