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Special Exhibition Explores Versatility of Korean Alphabet-inspired Design

Special Exhibition Explores Versatility of Korean Alphabet-inspired Design

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A special exhibition by the National Hangeul Museum kicked off its five-month run Monday to explore the Korean alphabet’s potential as a design motif. The exhibition, “Transformations: Experiments in Hangeul Design,” brought together some 300 creative visual works by 22 Korean designers and design teams. They include graphic design, [...]

Gwangju Design Biennale Kicks Off 2-month Run to Explore Human-centered Design

Gwangju Design Biennale Kicks Off 2-month Run to Explore Human-centered Design

GWANGJU, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gwangju Design Biennale kicked off its two-month journey in the southern city of Gwangju on Friday to explore and experiment with innovative design ideas under this year’s theme, “humanity.” Running till Oct. 31, the design festival will bring together 650 designers from 50 countries and 120 corporate entities. [...]

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

S. Korean Customers ‘Disappointed’ by Blue Bottle Store’s Interior Design

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Blue Bottle Coffee Inc., an American coffee brand that recently opened its first flagship store in South Korea, is stirring up controversy among South Korean consumers for the new store’s interior design. Also known as the ‘Apple of the Coffee Industry,’ Blue Bottle Coffee is well known for its [...]

Seoul to Introduce New Taxi Design by 2022

Seoul to Introduce New Taxi Design by 2022

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has announced plans to develop vehicles specially designed to serve as taxis, with the goal of introducing the new design by 2022. The city included in its four-year plan a new taxi design to better resemble the city with inclusive features, benchmarking Britain’s signature Black [...]

EPAM Acquires Continuum, Expanding Global Innovation, Design and Physical Product Development Capabilities

EPAM Acquires Continuum, Expanding Global Innovation, Design and Physical Product Development Capabilities

NEWTOWN, Pa., Mar. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE:EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, today announced its acquisition of Continuum, an innovation design firm headquartered in Boston with studios in Milan, Seoul, and Shanghai. Continuum partners with Fortune 500 clients in the healthcare, financial services, travel [...]

Court Rules in Favor of Korean Fashion Company in Hermès Copyright Dispute

Court Rules in Favor of Korean Fashion Company in Hermès Copyright Dispute

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A Seoul appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of South Korean fashion brand PLAYNOMORE in a copyright lawsuit filed by Hermès, upsetting a previous ruling in favor of the French luxury brand.  The dispute goes back to November 2015 when Hermès filed a lawsuit against the Korean company, [...]

KINTEX Hosts Design Korea 2016

KINTEX Hosts Design Korea 2016

GOYANG, South Korea, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Korea’s biggest design business exhibition, Design Korea 2016, kicked off Wednesday at KINTEX.  With this year’s theme of “DESIGN KOREA, Beyond Asia”, the five-day event has been categorized into exhibits, business conferences, and other design-related events taking place both at KINTEX and across the country.  The main [...]

Samsung Calls for Fair Reading of Design Patent Law in Supreme Court Battle with Apple

Samsung Calls for Fair Reading of Design Patent Law in Supreme Court Battle with Apple

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard a rare design patent case Tuesday in one of the last-remaining legal battles between Samsung and Apple that could reimburse the South Korean smartphone giant up to nearly $400 million in damages it already paid Apple.  Samsung paid Apple US$548 million in damages awarded [...]