DESIGN & BEYOND
“Design & beyond” was the theme of Taiwan designers Week’08, it represents the constantly evolving and adaptive nature of Taiwanese design. With more exhibitors this year, more than a hundred designers presented their new works here. The venue design was based on sustainable concept and incorporated recycled material to reduce waste.
Connecting with the world and promoting traditions are other key subjects for TWDW’08. Japanese graphic designer Saihei Makinami, Taiwanese graphic designer Ken-Tsai, Lee, and lacquer master Lee-Shu, Huang were all invited to give a talk and interact with design lovers at Taiwan Designers’ Week’08.
“Taiwan Design Week’08” organized 6 programs including “Theme Zone”, which contains 10 curated exhibition; “Design Market” a weekend market full of design goodness, “Let’s Talk Design” contained 3 talks shared by 3 designers; “Open House”, 8 studios opened their door to make friends with the public; “Buy Design” an online pop-up shop collaborated with Seven-Eleven; “Go Design”, selected design spots covering Taipei, Taichung and Tainan. With more than 200 designers participated and exhibited more than 300 original works, Taiwan Design Week’08 has attracted more than 30000 visitors. As this year’s theme, “Design & beyond”, Taiwan designers’ Week and Taiwan designers strive to grow together, hoping to take the design across the borders of Taiwan, go longer, further, to a broader place.
28th June- 4th July, 2008
Xinyi Public Assembly Hall