World Hope Forum Korea
Curated by Diana Kloster, WHF ambassador for Korea,
accompanied by Chanki Park
Sunday April 24th
8:00 – 12:00 (Paris CET)
16:00 – 20:00 (Seoul KST)
Vice President of CMF Design, Hyundai Motorgroup
Hyundai’s vision and philosophy to put the human in the centre in an environment that respects the diversity of cultures is initially what drew Diana Kloster to the company in the first place. Their focus to think and react sustainably, was Diana’s motivation to move to Korea, to be more responsible, empathetic and caring, towards mother-nature and towards each other. Surrounded by Korean aesthetics where everything is done with style, Diana entered a fantastic environment to create calming spaces for self improvement and personal wellness.
Re;code, Vice President of Kolon FnC
Re;code is a Korean brand specializing in upcycled fashion. Launched in March of 2012, they started from a place of consideration for the environment, and the realisation that dead stock fabric and garments from major brands, including that of their own umbrella corporation, was being incinerated to protect brand integrity. A sub-division of Kolon Industries, known for revolutionizing the contemporary fashion market, re;code creates something new from waste to create value, re;code is challenging the mainstream industry by reinterpreting design, and giving back to the environment.
Creative Director, Sonolee
The philosophy of Sonolee is based on conceptual approach inspired by the unexpected and on an extensive iconographic and visionary background. Generating results that are one-of-a-kind. Sonolee´s works are recognisable by their strong iconographic identity, based upon experimenting, continuous research on colours and materials and the contamination between various contemporary languages with the intent to provide a solution that is uniquely special and respectful of each client´s individuality.
CMF Designer, Hyundai Motorgroup
Chanki Park began working for Hyundai Motorgroup during the IONIQ 5 project, entering the opportunity with an unsustainable mindset that blossomed into something else entirely. Chanki started to embark on life that was filled with “experience” rather than “consumption” an ethos he adapted during this project, now him and his wife aim to live a zero-waste life, heading towards animal rights and veganism.