About 2 weeks ago, the Taipei World Design Expo was held between 30 September to 30 October 2011 at Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, a beautiful baroque architecture which used to be a tobacco factory.
Despite the queues, I had a lot of fun browsing. Its free entrance was definitely a huge plus point. There were many different themes on display: interior design, industrial design, graphic design, craft design, and as well as a special focus on the works of Taiwanese designers.
It was really hard taking pictures of the exhibition on film because it was too dark most of the time. I’m glad I took these, though, they are my favorites amongst the smaller exhibits.
The following picture is a shot of a really awesome art project called We Will Fly No Matter What, made up of 36000 pieces of drawings by 36000 elementary school students. You can watch the video of the exhibit here and read more about the wonderful project here.
I didn’t think I was able to capture much on my Golden Half because it really doesn’t work well in low-light and indoor situations but I’m so glad I did take the ones below. The first three are beautifully designed light fixtures on exhibit and the last one outside a boiler-room-turned-theater.
All in all, a pretty inspiring experience. I’ll be looking forward to next year’s exhibition!