When Ung Svensk Form 2017 was shown in Seoul in connection with IKEA Democratic Design Days, a seed was sown for a new design competition: Korea Sweden Young Design Award. In 2019 it is time for the first competition and in the jury there are several connections to Ung Svensk Form. The former Ung Svensk Form winner Kyuhyung Cho, now based in Seoul, is the jury chairman.

Several members of the jury are also members of the Ung Svensk Form jury:
– Mats Widbom, CEO Svensk Form
– Petra Lilja, industrial designer, curator and researcher in design
– Tor Lindstrand, Architect and co-owner at LLP arkitektkontor, senior lecturer at Interior Architecture and Furniture Design, Konstfack

About Korea Sweden Young Design Award:
The award is always centered around innovation, sustainability and a better future. But there’s a special theme each year, too. And this year it’s “inclusiveness”.

“Inclusiveness” means that great design should be available for everyone. Age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race or nationality shouldn’t be barriers – all people everywhere have the right to experience and enjoy good design. Inclusive design can help unite us all in friendship and understanding. So this year the inspiration will flow from innovation, sustainability, a better future, and inclusiveness – design for everyone!

Kyuhyung Cho, jury chairman