Over 1,000 designs on display at Taipei expo
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Over 1,000 design works are now on display at the Taiwan Design Expo x Taipei Design & City Exhibition, which kicked off Sunday in Taipei.
September 10, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
The expo features product, visual communication, multimedia and interior design work from a multitude of countries, including Taiwan, Britain, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Lithuania, Iran and China, according to the Ministry of Economic Affair's Industrial Development Bureau, one of the event's organizers.
Among other exhibits, visitors can marvel over the bureau's 16 top picks from among the hundreds of Golden Pin Design Award winners, including a sleek, minimalist take on an LTE mobile router and a flexible but durable tissue box made from wood.
This year's expo, which runs through Sept. 29 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, focuses on the concept of an “adaptive city,” or one which can maintain innovation and vitality while enhancing the well being of its citizens, according to event organizers.
In addition to introducing fine design works from around the globe, organizers said the expo also aims to help visitors understand how Taipei has integrated design into city governance and the lifestyle it is promoting.
The “adaptive city” theme is the same one adopted by Taipei in its bid to become the 2016 World Design Capital. Taipei was the only city to submit an application and it has entered the final round of the bid last month.
Officials from the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design will conduct an onsite evaluation in Taipei in mid-September, including a visit to the expo, to further assess the city's application before announcing their final decision, which is expected later in the month.