Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 16 September 2011
The show kicked off Friday, featuring 500 products by 50 design brands from six countries -- the biggest display since the exhibition was launched five years ago. "We hope this year can be the start of a new era for the design industry in Taiwan as it coincides with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China," said Timothy Liao, the event's convener and executive director of the Taiwan Designers' Web.
The exhibits are on display in two exhibition halls and another area in the park, and for the first time, are also on show at galleries, boutiques and stores throughout Taipei. "With the rising popularity and growing scale of the show, we hope people will associate the month of September with design," Liao said.
The goal is to bring Taipei on par with design capitals such as Milan, Paris and Tokyo, he added. The theme this year is "WISH -- a view for the future" and the show revolves around four concepts, namely well being, interaction, sustainability and humanity.
The event, which will run until Sept. 25, comprises 12 forums, six workshops and assorted displays. Visitors to the exhibition will have an opportunity to hold face-to-face discussions with designers from Sweden and Hong Kong and also to try making their own designs, the organizers said.
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