"Foreign Design Rhapsody,” an exhibition co-organized by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage and the Taiwan Design Center, will be displaying over 80 design works from Europe, America and Asia at the Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park from June 16 to July 13.
Similar to the "A+ CreativeFestival,” which the bureau previously hosted at the park, the exhibition provides a platform for the display of creative designs and the applications of aesthetics in one's daily life, said Shy Gwo-long, deputy director-general of the bureau.
Good design helps to stimulate people's minds and broaden their perspectives, added Oliver Lin, deputy CEO of the Taiwan Design Center.
The venue has three sections dedicated to works from three foreign countries - Russia, Japan and France - and a special section featuring nine classical chair designs.
Among the classic chairs is the 'Eames Lounge Chair,' a well-known collectors' favorite that is both functional and beautiful. The design became part of the permanent collection at the New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1956, and tech gurus such as the late Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs, Microsoft Corp.'s Bill Gates and Yulon Motors vice chairman Kenneth Yen all bought one.
A surreal design known as "W.W. Stool” that French product designer Philippe Starck designed for German film director Wim Wenders two decades ago is also on display. The mysterious and avant-garde design of the three-legged chair is reminiscent of alien life forms and evokes a sense of wonder.
Also on display at the Taichung Cultural Park is Italian designer Gaetano Pesce's "UP 5 Chair,” a classic design inspired by the female body. Its soft texture and round shape aims to remind people of a mother's warm embrace.
For more information on the month-long exhibition in central Taichung, please visit the event website at http://tccip.boch.gov.tw/