2008 Taiwan Designers' Week shows potential of innovations
Monday, June 30, 2008
Vastly different from the YODEX, mainly focused on students' designs, the 2008 2nd Taiwan Designers' Week, a collective show organized by Taiwan Designers' Web for industrial designs and individual design studios, took place at the Xinyi Public Assembly Hall, formally known as "Si-Si Nan Cun (in Chinese: 四四南村)" and entitled the theme of "Design & Beyond".
This professional exhibition featured topical designs including "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", and "NoName Design", at Xinyi Public Assembly Hall; "City Yeast 2008･Balcony Project" at Xue Xue Institute from June 26th to July 8th; "Having A Perfect Life Is Easy" at Taipei Artist Village from June 27th to July 7th. In addition, The XRANGE Studio also created a giant floating cloud at Central Square of Xinyi Public Assembly Hall.
Innovative designs in this exhibition showcased different topical elements on environment, modern lifestyle, current incident, and subculture. Those reflect the achievements by professional designers in Taiwan as Taiwan's designs were affirmed in several international design competitions including G-mark, Red Dot, and iF.
After this exhibition, Taiwan Design Center, the show co-organizer, scheduled several upcoming competitions and shows from this August to October including "Taiwan Design Expo", "Taiwan Design Award", "Taiwan International Design Competition", and "Creative Taiwan".
- 2008 Taiwan Designers Week Starbucks Coffee Car-1.jpg
A Starbucks Coffee Car.
- "2008 COMPUTEX Taipei: Another insight of "Design"" — Wikinews, June 9, 2008
- "2008 YODEX Review: Varied competitions, Vast creations" — Wikinews, May 26, 2008
- Press Release: "Introducing +250 Designers, Unveiling +250 Works, Design and beyond - Taiwan Designers' Week 2008" — , June 27, 2008