Taiwan by Design (Book)

88 Products for Better Living

The influence of Taiwan on contemporary design is strong and growing. Focusing on the vibrant and cutting-edge designs being created in Taiwan today, curator Annie Ivanova offers here the first comprehensive compendium of the elements and influences of the growing Asian design aesthetic emerging from Taiwan. Ivanova has chosen 88 objects that exemplify Taiwan's design excellence, in which centuries of craft traditions continue to be practiced alongside the latest developments in digital media. Among the objects discussed are technological innovations such as the smart scooter, digital helmet and reengineered skateboard, in addition to ecofurniture, Ming–Dynasty-inspired objects, and even a burial urn. Ivanova shows how Taiwanese designers are finding inspiration in the vanishing worlds of night markets and temples and how classical elements from colonial architecture and are being reimagined for the home. Taiwan by Design showcases the best in Taiwanese product design, revealing that it is undoubtedly among the most interesting and innovative work in international design today.

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Based in Taiwan, Annie Ivanova is an award-winning Australian curator and entrepreneur with extensive experience in creative exports. She has worked with such institutions as the Centre Pompidou, Beijing World Art Museum, Ars Electronica, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Shanghai Zendai MOMA, Taipei 101, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Foreword

Introduction

 

88 PRODUCTS

01 3X3

02 4th DIMENSION

03 ADER CHAIR

04 AEOLUS 

05 AKIAK

06 ANIMAL CHAIRS

07 APERATIF TIME

08 ATOM 2 

09 BENCHES CHAIR

10 BI.DU.HAEV

11 BRICK PLAN

12 CENTERPIECE

13 COLLAPSIBLE KETTLE

14 COLORUP

15 COMMEMORATING DAILINESS

16 CRANE

17 DINING TABLE

18 ECO BLANKET

19 ESPRESSO

20 FABRIC GARDEN

21 FLAMENCA

22 FLEXIBLELOVE

23 FLOW

24 FLUID BUBBLE

25 FOFOCUP

26 FOLDING BOOK

27 FORWARD

28 FRUIT & VEGETABLE PEELS CUPS

29 GOGORO

30 HALFWAY

31 HAPPINESS

32 HERE I AM!

33 HONEY HILLS

34 IN YOUR TIME

35 INTERLACED

36 INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN

37 JARVISH

38 JING SI 

39 JUMP FROM PAPER

40 JUN

41 KUNG FU MASTER

42 LITTLE QIANLONG

43 LONG PURSE

44 LOOP CHAIR 

45 LUNA

46 MACARON

47 MEET THE FAMILY

48 MING BAMBOO GLASSES

49 MOORE DOLL

50 MOXOR

51 MUSE

52 O-KEY

53 OCEAN LIFE

54 POLAR ICE TRAY

55 POLLI-BER BRICK

56 PRECIOUS

57 QUMI Q6

58 RANDOM

59 RECOFFEE

60 RETURN

61 RICE

62 RIPPLE

63 RIVER STONE

64 ROLLERBALL PEN

65 SENSALIGHT

66 SHAKE WEIGHT

67 SKOG

68 SONICMAZE!

69 SPREADTHAT!

70 STAIR-ROVER

71 SUKORI

72 SWALLOW

73 TATUNG RICE COOKER

74 TEALEIDESCOPE

75 TEYEWARE

76 THE CHANGE

77 THE OLD NEW LIGHT

78 THE PRIME GOD

79 THE SEA IN GOLDEN LIGHT

80 TOGERTHER RICE

81 TRIP VIEW BOWL

82 UNDER THE SEA

83 ÜPON

84 URBANCAGE 

85 USEFULESS TABLE

86 VINAERA

87 WOLF 300 CLASSIC

88 ZENWATCH

Designer Profiles

Credits

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