The Singapore Furniture Industries Council (SFIC) signed its very first MOU with Seoul Design Foundation (SDF) to foster stronger collaboration in the field of design, in a bid to encourage talent development in the furniture industry.
Under the MOU, the two parties will boost innovation in design especially in furniture for “Smart Cities” in both Korea and Singapore. The MOU will also see both countries collaborating on design-related activities such as competitions, Seoul Design Week and SingaPlural – the anchor event for Singapore Design Week.
Mr Ernie Koh, president of SFIC, said, “This maiden partnership with SDF will not only boost the level of creative craftsmanship among our design community but also open up access to new, refreshing ideas for our local furniture designers through cultural exchanges and participation in various design events to promote Asian talents.”
He added, “SFIC also hopes to help the local designers expand their global reach and to create new innovations for the global market.”
Mr Keun Lee, CEO of SDF, said, “This MOU is a milestone for us as we are working hard to promote Seoul’s reputation abroad as a design city by creating a global network. And partnering Singapore with its strong reputation as a UNESCO Creative City of Design, is certainly a big plus for the SDF and the Seoul design community.”