[Wikinews-l] 2008 Taiwan Designers' Week Press Release

Rico C. Shen @ Wikinews ricoccshen at wikinewsie.org
Fri Jun 27 11:14:10 UTC 2008

(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 products.

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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