On April 3, Taiwan Design Museum launched “The Shape of Taiwanese Living” that features daily objects and vessels, inviting local brands and designers to participate in the exhibition, and showcasing one hundred Taiwanese designs from everyday memory. For this exhibition, Taiwan Design Museum invited PiliWu-Design Studio to be the curating team, which grouped 100 daily objects into 50 pairs to display a comparison of past and present that forms the core of the exhibition, conveying the idea that objects will not always remain unchanged, and that they evolve and progress with time.
The exhibition also hopes that viewers would consider: “What is the relationship between us and objects, and why do objects evolve? Is it because of natural selection, human creation, or the nature of objects?” The exhibition uses year 2000 as the entry point, and explores the evolution of objects from three directions—refined function, construct of design, and research and development of material; the exhibition gathers new contemporary designs of Taiwan, and hopes that these objects and vessels will continue to write new chapters of Taiwan’s theory of creative evolution.
The main visual of the exhibition manifests the concept of “elongated days and time,” where the shapes of characters are stretched to represent the passing of time and changing of space, while using layered silhouettes of objects and vessels to symbolize annular rings. The “little squares” are what make the design even more intriguing, as they are the editing nodes designers use to modify shapes in drawing software. The curating team specially invited Whitelight Motion to produce the dynamic visual video for the exhibition as an extension of the main visual image. Objects and vessels continue to change shapes with time and lifestyle, and these changes manifest everyday living of each and every era, becoming our daily life.
“The Shape of Taiwanese Living” takes place from April 3 to August 5 at Room 01, 02, and 03 of Taiwan Design Museum. The exhibition features six posters, which will be posted on the wall at the entrance of the exhibition. Free posters will be given out with limited availability! Furthermore, some of the exhibits are sold at “Design Pin” store! In addition to the exhibition, “Taiwan Design Museum” and “Not Just Library” will co-host 4 seminars on the theme of the exhibition (5/12, 5/19, 6/16, 7/7), and through the speakers’ sharing, visitors will further understand the charm and beauty of the product designs!
Dates｜2018.04.03 (Tue.) – 2018.08.05 (Sun.)
Venue｜Room 01, 02, 03 of Taiwan Design Museum
Opening｜09:30~17:30 (Tue. to Sun.)
Closed｜Mondays and conditions.
Fees｜Adults NTD 80; Students and Groups NTD 60. (Ticket booth located in Design Pin)
About this Exhibition
Organizer: Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Executive Organizer: Taiwan Design Center
Curator: PiliWu-Design Studio
Brands & Designers
HMM / TATUNG / DAQICONCEPT / Show Ba / Ateliea Tea /ZISHI / XIAN / JUST TIME / miincasa / Kamaro’an / Pili-Wu Design / Wu Duen-Hou Lantern Workshop / KEV Design Studio / THAT! / Y Studio / Woo Collective / Pinyen Creative / JIA Inc. / YHHY Design Studio / Spring Pool Glass / KIMU design studio / TZULAï / UIDcreate / Paper Shoot/ Acera / Niko Leung / Shiang Ye / danzo studio / Lin’s ceramics studio / Fushan Steamer / The Affairs / iThinking / iroda / uanuan / Lo Lat Furniture & Objects/ GEARLAB / mininch/ Studio Lim / Tsung-Lien Han / DRILLING LAB / Unipapa / Allrover /Beyond Object / Five Metal Shop / GOGORO / HAN Gallery / no.30 / REnatolab /urban prefer