Design Festival to Host Daejeon Design Festa in 2023

오재경 Oh Jae-Gyung
7 Dec 2023

More than 160 works, including award-winning works, will be on display until the 15th at the Daejeon Design Promotion Agency

The opening ceremony of the 2023 Daejeon Design Festa, the largest design exhibition in the central region where you can see the present and future of Daejeon design together, was held at the auditorium on the first floor of the Daejeon Design Promotion Agency on the 6th.

Hosted by the Daejeon Design Promotion Agency and sponsored by Daejeon City, the event was organized as a venue to display the achievements of this year's Design Promotion Agency project under the theme of "Design, Better Growth" and for design officials to exchange the future of the design industry such as design technology and trends.

The opening ceremony, which opened splendidly with Calibac's drawing show, was held in the order of ▲ welcoming speech and congratulatory speech ▲ commendation of merit in design development ▲ award of the 32nd Daejeon Design Award winner ▲ Park Jeong-so's special performance ▲ joint performance of staff.

In particular, the Dreamdoll Character Contest, which was held on a special theme, was an attempt to reinterpret the image of the 30-year-old dreamdoll to match the image of Daejeon today and to attract civic sympathy, and it was enough to positively change the perception of Daejeon and increase interest, with more than 100 works being submitted. 

In addition, under the theme of "Better ESG Design," "Greensumer Discovery Design Ideation," "Rediscovering What's Abandoned," and "Sharing My Greensumer Plan" were held as side events, and participating citizens suggested ideas and experienced activities for design and consumption for the environment. 

Meanwhile, on the 7th, Kang Dae-hoon, CEO of Walk Into Korea, and Oh Sang-jin, a professor at Kyung Hee University, will give an in-depth lecture on the theme of "How Design Changes Our Lives."

In addition, more than 160 works, including winning entries in the contest and exhibitions on the business performance of the agency, IT-convergence exhibition, bio-healthcare exhibition, brand exhibition, CMF exhibition, and Dreamy Family (Dreamy House), will be on display at the Daejeon Design Promotion Agency until December 15.

Daejeon Mayor Lee Jang-woo said in a congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony, "The role of design in improving the competitiveness of the urban environment, industry, and culture is increasing," adding, "The role of the agency armed with creative challenges and renovations is enormous for the future leap into Daejeon as a luxury city, and close cooperation between Daejeon City and the Design Promotion Agency is needed."


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