Living and working from home

October 2021
Dutch Design Week Eindhoven
Together with Dutch Design Foundation & Seoul Design Festival

Exhibition design by: Studio Jeroen van Veluw

Last year the coronavirus suddenly forced millions of people worldwide to work from home. Some people find it disastrous; others see benefits. The boundaries between work and private life have become blurred, and communication lost a certain spontaneity. At the same time, the new reality saves people hours of travelling per week and gives more freedom to organize the working day to personal needs.

The situation has led to new insights into how we work and brought significant change that cannot be reversed simply. What if we have to work from home on a structural basis? This brings new dynamics and challenges for which ready-made answers do not yet exist. Design can make a big difference in realizing an effective and pleasant environment to do so.

Four months ago, three Korean and three Dutch designers met each other online and were challenged to work on the subject: Living and working from home. The designers formed teams, matching a Dutch and a South Korean design studio. In the past few months, the international teams collaborated digitally on one of the themes: workplace, public/private, and phygital.

The Netherlands and South Korea are organizing various projects in 2021 to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between both countries. Dutch Design Week collaborated with Seoul Design Festival on a cross-cultural design programme: Living and working from home.

Studio Pesi x Studio Jeroen van Veluw
Hyunjung Kim x Cream on Chrome
Dayoung Hwang x Studio Kontou