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EXHIBITION
<WORD PLAY: OBJECTS> at Riviera, Milan, Italy
2024.04.15 - 04.21 (MDW 2024)

KUO DUO’s first solo exhibition in Milan was held at the creative space Riviera curated by Simple Flair, powered by Laplama. KD presented a collection of selected works grouped into the category of ‘objects,’ reflecting the exploration of the practice over the past few years, along with unseen works presented specifically for this occasion. 



LAUNCH & EXHIBITION
SFRIDO collection launch at Convey, Milan, Italy
2024.04.15 - 04.21 (MDW 2024)

Sfrido Estate is a new Italian marble brand as a part of Euromarble Italy group. A new innovative brand with a very specific purpose: to create unique products in nantural stone using the waste from fabrication. Under the creative direction of Simple Flair, the first collection that includes KUO DUO’s shelf were presented at Convey during Milan Design Week 2024.



EXHIBITION
<URBAN FABRIC> at Gallery Collectional, Dubai, UAE
2024.03.02 - 03.31

Seven next-generation designers and artists from across Asia present editions for Gallery Collectional curated by Yoko Choy. KD presented special edition of KERF PLASTIC Chair & Lounge chair set.


PRESS
ACUMEN Magazine
2024.02

KERF PLASTIC Armchair and Chair are featured in 2024 February issue of Acumen Magazine, a quadrilingual digital magazine dedicated to art, architecture, design, fashion, trends and photography.



EXHIBITION
<WEKINO With> at Stockholm Furniture Fair, Sweden
2024.02.06 - 02.10

WEKINO is participating as the first Korean living brand to be presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2024.


PRESS
BOB Magazine
2023.12

KUO DUO's latest works are featured in Korean architecture publication BOB Magazine's No.233 issue.



LAUNCH
Hem X
2023.12.06

MIX WOOD VESSEL for Hem X curated by Modern Design Review. Full story︎︎︎



EXHIBITION
<Limbo of image> at N:News Museum, Seoul, Korea
2023.11.24 - 12.03

Korean marble company, Total Marble, reached out to international designers to create products using offcuts of marble slabs and organized an exhibition to showcase the results. KUO DUO designed a low table collection called SEN.



PROJECT
Paloma Wool World Tour 2023 Seoul
2023.10.05 - 10.15

Barcelona-based fashion brand Paloma Wool has teamed up with Seoul-based design studio KUO DUO to create special pop-up space for the brand's first showcase in Korea. KD contributed to the entire scenography including display of clothing and accessories, hanging system, window screen, changing rooms and seating areas.  Full story︎︎︎



EXHIBITION
<Reversion by NIKE> at Alver, Seoul, Korea
2023.09.04 - 09.09

To celebrate circularity of NIKE's new sustainable shoes project called ISPA Link Axis, KUO DUO participated in an exhibition organized by NIKE Seoul and created a FOLD PLASTIC Collection which is a new experiment to create sofa by folding the recycled plastic boards.



PRESS
FRAME Magazine
2023.08.24

KERF PLASTIC featured in FRAME Magazine as a exemplary design of sustainable chair. "The Kerf Plastic chair stems from Kuo Duo’s experimentation with recycled plastic boards, which revealed plywood-like characteristics. The adaptation of the kerf bending woodworking technique – traditionally used on wood – allows Kuo Duo to bend thick plastic boards into graceful curves without heat, glue or chemicals."  Full article︎︎︎


EXHIBITION
<Book and Space> at Amomento, Seoul, Korea
2023.08.04 - 08.13

MIX WOOD Shelf presented for Urbanlike Magazine's 10th anniversary exhibition.


PRESS
Stir Pad
2023.08.01

KERF PLASTIC Collection featured in Stir Pad. “KUO DUO lends bendability to plastic boards through the 'Kerf Plastic’ series.” Full article︎︎︎


PRESS
Design Boom
2023.07.19

KERF PLASTIC Collection featured in Design Boom. Full article︎︎︎



PRESS
Stir Pad
2023.06.26

<SOMETHING TO PUT SOMETHING IN> featured in Stir Pad. Full article︎︎︎



EXHIBITION
<SOMETHING TO PUT SOMETHING IN> at Place by Method, Tokyo, Japan
2023.06.09 - 06.28

Duo exhibition with Japanese designer Shigeki Fujishiro and Korean design team KUO DUO, held in the center of Tokyo. Two designers used their respective techhniques and various materials to create own objects such as basket, vessel and vase. KD presented their new work ‘Weave Plastic Basket’ alongside their existing work, ‘Reel Basket’ and ‘Fire Wood Vessel’.


LAUNCH
WEKINO
2023.06.01

REEL HANGER designed by KUO DUO has been produced and launched from Korean furniture brand WEKINO. Available in 2 sizes, 5 colours. For purchase︎︎︎



LAUNCH
WEKINO
2023.06.01

BOOK WORM designed by KUO DUO has been produced and launched from Korean furniture brand WEKINO. Available in 2 designs, 5 colours.  For purchase︎︎︎



PROJECT
Re;code Cheongdam flagship store
2023.05.24

Korean upcycling brand Re;code and their collaborative space designer Jo Nagasaka commissioned KUO DUO to design a platform bench for the brand's first flagship store in Cheongdam.



EXHIBITION
<PUBLIC ACCESS by Furnishing Utopia> at Head Hi, New York, USA
2023.05.18 - 06.03

Furnishing Utopia has launched a new platform Public Access, a collective of works by diverse international designers exploring ways in which design can inspire communal acts of sharing. KUO DUO presented MIX WOOD Stools which can be transformed into various configurations according to different situations and uses of public spaces. Full story︎︎︎


EXHIBITION
<RE;COLLECTIVE MILAN> at DROP CITY, Milan, Italy
2023.04.15 - 04.23

Re;Collective exhibition, held by Korean fashion brand Re;Code, is a collection of works by international designers under the theme of ‘Upcycle’. For Milan design show 2023, the brand has team up with Jo Nagasaka and Schemata Architects for the curation of the show and site installation. KUO DUO showcased new piece of furniture called KERF PLASTIC CHAIR & ARMCHAIR, the result of their current experiments using recycled plastic.



PROJECT
SENADE
2023.02.22 - 02.26

KUO DUO designed a collection of bed frame and furniture for the new bedding brand called SENADE. Soft launched during Seoul Living Design Fair 2023.


STUDIO
Move to new place
2023.01

New studio in Hanam-si, Gyeoggi-do



PRESS
Monthly Design
2022.12

MIX WOOD and PEEL WOOD Series have been featured in Monthly Design's 2022 Korea Design Annnual issue Vol. 534.



EXHIBITION
<PLASTICS™> at Seoul Design Festival, Korea
2022.12.20 - 12.23

Recycled plastic manufacturer Just Project and No Plastic Sunday has collaborated with furniture designers to promote the material by creating objects and showcasing it through exhibition. KD designed 12 modular stools to highlight the material’s diverse colors and textures, like as the physical color wheel. A multitude of configurations can be created by mixing and arranging the modules.



PRESS
Design Boom
2022.10.14

First solo show <WORD PLAY> is featured in Design Boom. "Kuo Duo experiments with traditional woodworking techniques in 'Word Play' furniture series." Full article︎︎︎



EXHIBITION
<WORD PLAY> at Supply Seoul, Korea
2022.09.22 - 10.22

KD’s solo show <WORD PLAY> is the first exhibition they introduce the concept and three results of ‘WORD PLAY’. It consists of MIX WOOD, PEEL WOOD, and FIRE WOOD, conducted through the act of ‘mixing, peeling, and firing’ the material ‘wood’, as the name of each work refers to. It is an experimental collection of furniture and objects that they have studied how one material, wood, interpreted into different archetypes through different methods.  



PRESS
THE STEIDZ
2022.09

REEL BASKET is featured in the publication of French magazine THE STEIDZ No.8 Issue.



EXHIBITION
<Seating Seoul> at DDP, Seoul, Korea
2022.09.02 - 10.02

MOUNT CHAIR presented at Seating Seoul's exhibition at DDP.


WORKSHOP & TALK
MMCA Seoul, Korea
2022.08.24 - 08.27

The MMCA Performing Arts 2022: Museum-Carbon-Project is a reflective program in the form of a series of multidisciplinary events, all of which question how we should respond to climate change in the Anthropocene. KUO DUO operated the programme of workshops and talks featuring the material ‘Mushroom Mycelium’, organized in the framework of  Future Materials programme of the Jan van Eyck Academie. Each Encounter features a specific material of the online Bank, creating an opportunity to share knowledges, experiences, and perspectives between online and offline communities of creative makers.


EXHIBITION
<NEW FOLK> at Vitra, Weil am Rhein, Germany
2022.06.15 -

REEL BASKET was selected to be presented at Vitra Haus for ‘New Folk’ exhibition curated by Connie Hüsser of Object with Love. KUO DUO was invited to the Vitra Summer Party during Art Basel 2022.



LAUNCH
Edition Ventile
2022.04.28

For the special collaboration with Swiss-based self publishing house Edition Ventile, 11 pieces of BOOK WORM are colored in this brand’s symbol colors and being sold at new place in Switzerland. Full story︎︎︎


PRESS
Monthly Design
2022.04

Mushroom Mycelium Mask has been featured in Monthly Design's 2022 CMF Design Dictionary issue Vol.526.



PROJECT
STORE Projects
2021.05.18

KD joined MAKERS MANUAL project which is a series of open learning resources that can be downloaded free from Store Projects website. These manuals give practical guide to experience the materials and making methods for beginners and experts.



PRESS
Design Boom
2020.11.17

Mushroom Mycelium Mask is featured in Design Boom. Full article︎︎︎