London Design Festival 2015: minimal stationery, rippled-glass lamps and traditional steamers by Taiwanese studios are amongst the pieces on show at Tent London’s Eataipei exhibition .

Clamp collection by Drilling Lab Clamp collection by Drilling Lab

The pieces are portion of an exhibition searching for to explore Taipei’s history, meals and culture, ahead of its 2016 title as World Style Capital. It is part of Tent London’s group of nation showcases, which also includes function from Norway, Australia, Korea and Ireland.

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Drilling Lab – whose aluminium vessels Dezeen covered in 2014 – is showing a new take on the common industrial clamp with a assortment that unites polished and matt metal surfaces.

Desktop Collection by Beyond ObjectDesktop assortment by Past Object

Past Object’s minimum metallic stationery collection is on display, developed by Poetic Lab, who are also showing a set of lamps with rippled, purposefully uneven glass exteriors.

Ripple by Poetic LabRipple by Poetic Lab

Design studio Kimu has also contributed lighting, with a lamp held in a frame consisting of a single wire attached to a circular base.

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Homeware getting proven consists of Gina Hsu’s scallop-edged bowls that have embossed lacy surfaces, and industrial designer Pili Wu’s assortment of plastic, ridged tableware. Wu is also exhibiting a white ceramic vase, dotted with brightly coloured illustrations.

Lighting by Kimu Lighting by Kimu

On the more classic front, Woo Collective has designed a series of handmade tin containers, with a surface pattern that was developed by burning incense on the surface. Homeware brand JIA Inc – who released a versatile condiment set last year – are showing a wood and ceramic steamer set.

Vase by Pili Wu Vase by Pili Wu

Wood also features in Y Studio’s brass and walnut pens, which have bodies that echo the hexagonal form of a traditional pencil.

Pen by Y Studio Pen by Y Studio

A series of “immersive” tasting experiences are also currently being hosted in the mesh-covered exhibition room, with a menu curated by designer Shikai Tseng and architect Rain Wu. These have been designed to lead the audience on a “narrated journey” that will give visitors an insight into Taipei’s background and culture.

Inheritance by Woo Collection Inheritance by Woo Assortment

“We needed to produce an intimate dining atmosphere inside of an open plan trade demonstrate,” Tseng and Wu told Dezeen. “The principal attribute of the room is a ceiling that aims to implicate the threshold of three practical spaces: kitchen, dining table, and exhibition display. The wire mesh is crumpled up to produce volume and intricate light and shadow.”

Steamer set by JIA Inc Steamer set by JIA Inc

“We hope that individuals will be in a position to experience each Taiwanese hospitality and also to achieve an knowing of the influences of Taiwanese design and style,” they added.



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