In 1986, designer Chang Eungbok opened her first shop, Mono, in Seoul, which was changed to Mono Collection in 1993. Since then, Chang has established a strong presence in textile and interior design in both Korea and abroad. She is recognized for her unique ability to blend traditional Korean motifs with stunningly original designs, and for her use of well-established and innovative techniques. Though her work is rooted in textiles, she also creates furniture and ‘soft interiors’, or non-standardized living spaces that are highly evocative and sublimely restrained.

She has designed for hotels in South Korea, Vietnam, Morocco, and China, and for restaurants and private residencies throughout South Korea. Mono Collection participated in Heimtextil (2000-2001) and Maison & Objet (2012).

Chang has exhibited her work in art galleries internationally, including the Mori Museum, Tokyo (2005) and Seoul Museum of Art (2013). She also worked with Roche Bobois in France (2008-2009), and designed a highly successful bedding line for CJ Korea (2011-2013).

  • 1961 Born in Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 BA (Hons) Textile Design, Hong-Ik University, Seoul
  • 1985 – present President of MONO COLLECTION

Solo Exhibition

  • 2018 ‘Chang Eungbok in Residence 2, Boanstay , Art Space Boan, Seoul
  • 2014 ‘Chang Eungbok in Residence’, Art Space Boan, Seoul
  • 2013 ‘Chang Eungbok’s Boutique Hotel, Peach Blossom Dream’, Seoul Museum of Art, Living Arts Museum, Seoul
  • 2010 ‘Hidden Flowers’, Art Link Gallery, Seoul ‘Easy Living’, Yido Gallery, Seoul
  • 2009 ‘Table Ware’, Sigijang, Seoul ‘Solo Exhibition’, Space Movin, Seoul
  • 2001 ‘Table’, Gallery IHN, Seoul

Group Exhibition

  • 2017 Philadelphia Craft Show
  • 2017 Jung Jeong Gallery new space Opening exhibition
  • 2016 ‘Storage Showcase’, Seoul Museum of Art
  • 2015 Seoul Focus ’Festival of Hands’, SeMA Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  • 2015 ‘Since 1970, Where, In What Form, Shall We Meet Again’, Whanki Museum
  • 2015 ’Une journée seduisante, Paris au XVIIIesiecle’, Special Exhibition of The Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, Hangaram Design Musuem (Seoul Arts Center), Seoul
  • 2011 ‘Korean Craft and Design’, Design Museum Helsinki, Finland ‘Dosirak’, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Seoul
  • 2010 ‘My Dear Object’, Lotte Gallery, Seoul
  • 2009 ‘Sulaeim’, Salon Mage, Seoul
  • 2008 ‘Jang, Soban and Chair’ with HA Ji-Hoon, Banyan Tree Club & Spa, Seoul MasionStyle Fair’, Kring, Seoul
  • 2005 ‘The Elegance of Silence’, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Company Promotion& Design Fair

  • 2016 Home table Deco
  • 2015 ‘Tap-dori. Our patchwork pagoda’, Domaine de Boisbuchet Summer Workshop, Lessac, France
  • 2015 Craft Trend Fair, ‘Discovery and Expansion of Korean Life and Cultural Space,’ Seoul Seoul Design Festival, ‘Designer’s Lab,’ Seoul
  • 2013 Seoul Living Design Fair, ‘Contemporary Korean Designer, Chang Eungbok,’ Seoul
  • 2012 Seoul Design Festival, ‘Designer’s Lab,’ Seoul ‘Maison& Object,’ Paris
  • 2011 ‘Open Week 2011’ MONO COLLECTION Head Office Showroom, Seoul ‘2012 Fabrics’ MONO COLLECTION Head Office Showroom, Seoul
  • 2008 ‘Blend’ with HA Ji-Hoon, Craft Trend Fair, Seoul
  • 2007 ‘S/S Collection Exclusive Design’, Roche Bobois, Paris
  • 2001 ‘Heimtextil 2001’, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt
  • 2000 ‘Heimtextil 2000’, Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt
  • 1999 ‘Living Design Fair’, Seoul