(For Immediate Release)
Introducing +250 Designers, Unveiling +250 Works, Design and beyond - Taiwan
Designers' Week 2008
Press Release 2008/06/27
Historically Taiwan has been an island associated with the production and manufacturing of
electronics for clients all over the globe. Hence, the local design talents have not had
many opportunities to exhibit their unique skills.
The birth of 2007 Taiwan Designers' Week was a natural step to showcase locally and
internationally the ever thriving and ever evolving design scene in Taiwan. In 2007
designers from Taiwan demonstrated their flare for lifestyle products, a move that clearly
illustrates their multifaceted design skills that go beyond designing electronic
After the monumental success of 2007 Taiwan Designers' Week we discovered the local
and international communities' passion towards discovering design talents from Taiwan.
In 2008 Taiwan Designers' Week will hold even more events and design activities all
tied to the theme of "Design & beyond."
Taiwan Designers' Week 2008 - Design and beyond
The "Taiwan Designers' Week 2008" exhibition takes place at the Xinyi Public
Assembly Hall, formally known as "Si-Si Nan Cun", was originally used as housing
for family members of soldiers. It is situated next to the world's tallest building,
the Taipei 101 and across the street from the Taipei World Trade Center (Hall 1). From
June 28th to July 4th, < Play with the Eating Culture >, < Wall >, < The
Story of Paper-Cutting >, < Basket >, < Between On and Off >, < 50
Pleasures in the Study --- Dian Shin Refreshment 2008 >, < Reincarnation >, <
NoName Design > will be exhibited in Hall A, D, Xrange will create a giant floating
cloud at Central Square. < CITY YEAST 2008･BALCONY PROJECT > will exhibit at Xue Xue
Institute from June 26th to July 8th, and < Having A Perfect Life Is Easy > will
exhibit at Taipei Artist Village – Barry Room from June 27th to July 7th.
Heat up the design activities with Taiwan Designers' Week
Summer is the hottest season in Taiwan, also fiery design events are all being held during
this period of time. 30 places-to-visit recommended by designers are listed in "2008
Taiwan Designers' Week Guidebook," from design spots to boutique stores &
galleries, all over in Taipei, Taichung, and Tainan.
Lifestyle design works designed by Taiwanese designers will be offered in 7-11 shops in
Taiwan from June 25th to July 22nd for pre-ordering. Limited styles of ceramic tableware
and furniture are available for design fans to collect.
During Taiwan Designers' Week, Starbucks "Mobile Coffee Cart" will provide
free cups of coffee at the site everyday. Moreover, co-organized by National Taipei
University of Education / Nanhai Gallery, Design Bazaar will be held during the weekend of
June 28th to June 29th at Xinyi Public Assembly Hall. All the chosen works are created by
local designers, artists, and craftsmen in Taiwan. ¬
Open House - An Invitation to Visit Taiwan's Leading Design Studios
Seeing is believing. During July 7th and July 9th, 8 of Taiwan's top design studios
welcome those interested in design, to visit their studios and participate in the design
process: PEGA Goldsmith Shop, ASUS Industrial Design Center, XRANGE, TECHART GROUP, IPEVO,
Apogee, ndd (Tainan), and Opening United Studio (Tainan). Limited to 20 people for each
company; please sign up at the counter of Xinyi Public Assembly Hall.
July 7th 3PM-4:30PM Xrange, IPEVO, AsusTeK
July 8th 3PM-4:30PM TECHART GROUP, OU Studio (Tainan), PEGA
July 9th 3PM-4:30PM Apogee, ndd (Tainan)
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