Brands Korea Craft & Design Foundation (KCDF)

Korea Craft & Design Foundation(KCDF) is a Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism affiliated public institution established for promotion and development of craft - design and traditional life culture. KCDF is trying hard to spread the superiority of Korean crafts and design culture to the world.

We provide all the persons engaging in craft and art including craft artists, designers, employees of the industry and academic experts with an opportunity to experience Korean culture through craft and design that can be enjoyed in daily life. We also implement businesses with partner institutions in various fields such as research, exhibition, education and publication.


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.


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53, Yulgok-ro Haeyoung Building 5th floor, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

South Korea