Message from the President


The Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) leads
the excellence of Korea’s culture in craft, design and


The Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) is the main body that promotes the craft and design culture of Korea. The objective is to improve people’s way of life through Korea’s rich cultural heritage in craft and design. For many years we have focused on promoting our cultural assets both inside Korea and also internationally.
Cultural marketing is the future in terms of contributing to the national economy and many of our projects are aimed toward this goal. We organize exhibitions domestically and internationally, promote young makers and develop craft and design related products. We work across many boundaries from artistic expressions, reinterpreting traditional skills, researching on craft materials, preserving cultural heritage and developing entrepreneurship.
Our mission is to communicate with people through craft, design and hanbok.
We believe that culture is the main platform for enriching people’s lifestyle and for developing exchanges to share creative ideas

Thank you!

Tae Hoon KIM
Korea Craft & Design Foundation