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Brief Published: 28 Jul 2014

Fresh Taiwan at Maison & Objet

Clockwise L-R: Drii Design, Kimu Design, Woo Collective

Nineteen designers and brands from the Republic of China, selected by Taiwan Design Centre, will exhibit at September’s Maison & Objet homeware trade show, highlighting the vast wealth of talent from this region. Pieces displayed in Fresh Taiwan will include modern takes on traditional design and hand techniques, featuring materials such as bamboo and lacquer. 

A wall-mounted storage unit from Drii Design emulates the natural landscape – the gently undulating line of bent wood provides a hanging space for clothing items, while pools of bamboo on either end create storage trays. A circular mirror placed on the wall behind represents the setting sun. 

Woo Collective’s unusual vessels combine tin and white ash wood – mixing advanced 3D-printing processes with traditional tin-crafting techniques. Similarly, Kimu Design reimagines the conventional paper lightshade in its New Old Light – spotted previously by Stylus at Ambiente 2014

An increasing number of designers and brands from this region are finding a platform on the international design stage. For more on these key influencers and how they are shaping the design landscape, see Chinese Design: A Fresh Blend

Maison & Objet will run from September 5-9. Look out for more coverage later this year. In the meantime, see our full coverage of the January 2014 edition of the show.