Future value discovered in Asia Only with industry and technologyit is not enough to tell the future.We can find another direction for the future in near and familiar culture of Asia.Asia the Future is an exhibition to explore the future value and philosophy in the Asian design. Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and so on. make authentic handmade design with traditional techniques and natural materials. Various products, combining traditional designs with modern design are displayed with Asian traditional type of space, which make people feel the natural pursuit of happiness.
Asia the Future introGwangju Design Biennale
The attitude toward life reflected in the Asian design philosophy asks us to question on what true happiness in life is all about and what role design should take in the face of changing futures.
Curator Eun byung soo's interviewGwangju Design Biennale
Curator Eun byung soo's interview
Lee Eunil is an international fabric designer based in the Philippines. Lee mostly uses natural materials, but alongside the addition of futuristic elements.
According to the Nepali custom, these small vessels are broken after a single usage, representing the spiritual ideologies of Nepal and embodying the natural cycle of human lives.
This collection of objects is a comprehensive display of around 100 materials, patterns, colors, samples, photographs, and accessories that symbolize Asia
The beauty of minimalism is demonstrated through the dress culture in Southeast Asia, in which Sarong completes a stylish outfit simply by wrapping the body.
Friends N Stuff, a social enterprise program that consists of a home-based production and training program as a means to seek sustainable ways to provide economic support for underprivileged.
The whimsical and ingenious design that draws inspirations from nature casts a theatrical backdrop to any space, and the seemingly delicate fronds wrapped in microfiber provide supple back support.
lifestyle concepts with unique Asian characteristics mixed with modern design concepts, and created with the most eco-friendly materials.
Merdeka means “independence” in Malay, and this chair carries significant meaning as a legacy of the 60s and the modern history of Malaysia.
This housing culture is symbolic of Southeast Asia's eco-friendly, practical and minimal sense of architectural aesthetics.
This photograph captures the scene of a mobile barbershop, a rather common sight throughout the streets of Southeast Asia. It shows a barbershop culture where only the bare minimum is needed.
Natural untreated silk cocoons were one of the first natural materials. much of the magic stems from light being refracted by the light at different angles, so producing subtly different colours.
This photograph captures the leisurely scene of a barber reading a newspaper while waiting for customers at the corner of an art street in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Nala’s colorful, timeless, and distinctive collection is completed by the modern reinterpretation of the motifs discovered in Malaysia’s unique traditional culture.
Royal Selangor presents sophisticated products in various collections with the sensibility of contemporary design suited to today’s lifestyle, based on Malaysia’s historic tin craftsmanship.
inspired by the mosaic technique of the Thai temple and the organic lines of nature and is actualized through the revival of skillful crafts techniques with the help of modern design sense.
This exhibition introduces products that add the sensibility of modern design to Thailand’s rich production base and traditional handicraft techniques.
The theme of “Museo to Sell” reflects the spirit of craftsmen and the techniques of the times.
Inspired by the surroundings in local towns as the foundation of local residents' livelihoods, Korakot produces lighting products that combine natural materials such as bamboos and hemp ropes.