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Over 1,000 design works will be freely displayed at the "Taiwan Design Expo x Taipei Design & City” exhibition from Sept. 9 through 29 at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei.
The admission-free expo will feature product, visual communication, multimedia and interior design works from a multitude of countries, including Great Britain, Germany, Lithuania, Mexico, Iran, China, Japan and Taiwan.
Among other exhibits, visitors will be able to marvel over the 16 top picks from 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 of wood.
This year's expo will focus on the concept of an 'adaptive city,' e.g. one that can maintain innovation and vitality while enhancing the well-being of its citizens. Last year's expo saw 360,000 visitors, with the organizers expecting an even higher turn out this year.
In addition to introducing fine design works from around the globe, 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.
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