Korea Craft & Design Foundation(KCDF) is a public institution under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. KCDF is committed to domestic and international exhibitions and fairs, research and publishing, education, collaboration with other organization, and other businesses and projects for the development of public design.
KCDF is fully aware of the value of crafts that have long been passed down with culture. Korean design is increasingly recognized around the world, rendering the role of KCDF ever more inportant for promotion of Korean crafts and design.
As a center of cultural heritage of Korea that enhances cutural and artistic capacity in collaboration with craftspeople, designers, experts, and young artists, KCDF will fulfill its role and responsibilities to make Korean design globally competitive.
President of Korea Craft & Design Foundation
“Designing our environment”
This motto summarises the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas objective: interpreting material culture and the ideas, values and attitudes associated with it –both past or present– to actively disseminate and contribute to creating a quality living environment from the perspective of social responsibility.
We want to build the museum around design, considered not as a professional speciality that emerged in the 20th century, but as a structural aspect of the social, cultural and productive system. It is an extended concept of design that we could call “design as a basic concept”, used to analyse past and present life and history.
Today, design is more than a methodology for creating consumer objects; it is creation and communication, the visual construction of human life. It is the functionality of knowledge. It is “designing our environment”.
Director of Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Felix de la Fuente
Vice-Director of Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Project Manager, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
The Korean Culture Center in Spain is a public body which is part of the Korean Culture and Information Service under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea. The center mentioned represents the cultural section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Spain, and it is dedicated to spread the Korean culture in that country and work to strengthen cooperation and exchange in the cultural and artistic sector.
President of Korean Cultural Center in Spain
Team Manager, Korean Cultural Center in Spain