The International Pavilion in Tainan (Taiwan) has invited Dutch designers to revisit the age of discovery with the historical international trading system as a background. The goals were to investigate the Dutch activities in Taiwan and India, to explore the religious beliefs and rituals in Taiwan and to co-create works with local artists and craftsmen in Tainan.
The focus of the International Pavilion is also on trends in the Circular Economy, showcasing pioneering works from Taiwan along with works of designers from the Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan. The exhibition is divided into five sections: Material Innovation, Product Design Innovation, Manufacturing Process and System Innovation, Waste Recycling, and R&D and Branding. In addition to displaying designed objects, the exhibition illustrates the dynamic conditions of the industrial system as well as the design and manufacturing process.
Dutch designers represented in the exhibition are: Alei Verspoor, Gerard Jasperse, Lilian van Stekelenburg, Christien Meindertsma, Simone Post, Marleen Kaptein and Michelle Baggerman.
Report by Lilian van Stekelenburg
‘Betwin Ocean’ is part of Taiwan Design Expo 2017
International Pavilion, C-Hub at NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan
30 September – 15 October, 2017