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2015 Taiwan Designer Week
: WOOD VILLAGE / 木作聚落

日治時代就已經相當繁榮的台北「木材街」,台語原名「柴寮阿」,自民國36年起改名為寧夏路。

現在如果提到寧夏路,最知名的可能是寧夏夜市的小吃或建成圓環,但較少為人知、位於錦西街以北的區塊,從日治時代起,便是台北最重要的木工產業和木料供應集散地區,因此有木材街的稱呼。木材街區段的寧夏路以及鄰近街區,目前總共有20家左右的木工裝修行、五金行、油漆行、木材行等店家。

為表現該區的特色,這個區段的寧夏路,向東南方走不到200公尺,就可連接到興城街的五家加工區域,接著再向南走不遠,就可以到達太原路的材料密集區。這個狹長三角形區域的連接,形成了我們所稱的「台北創意加工街區」。此計畫專案,希望藉由設計,重新的針對現存的寧夏路店家,整合公部門資源進行資源盤整與再造,提出「木作名片計畫」「木作地圖設計」與「木作聚落+商品計畫」,以現成素材作為設計切入點,建立新的街區識別系統,活化瀕臨沒落的老舊木材街。

2015 Sit Down @ 松山機場

2012 / 7 / 10

ROUND-and-FULL-NESS in a Contemporary Sense 當代圓滿

July 25~Aug19, 2012
21, sec 1, Mingshen East Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan

After a long journey exhibiting at the Designmuseo Helsinki and Ventura Lambrate Milan, the first collection of HAN Gallery finally travels back to Taipei, Taiwan to make its first public appearance in its hometown.

The phrase "Round-and-full-ness" in Chinese language means "fulfillment in every aspects of life". It is an idiom commonly used by elder generations, traditionally referring to the overall success in the mundane aspects of life.

The idea of "Round-and-full-ness", so powerful as it has been regarded the ideal way of life for the Chinese, however, is outdated because it is associated with the values of the past generations.

The curating focus of the exhibition follows the central philosophy of HAN Gallery, to re-interpret Chinese culture and to translate them into contemporary contexts with a fresh eye, also to comment on the superficial “modernistic” approach that is overwhelming not only in Taiwan but also in many parts of Asia.

Eight concepts, which were proposed by participating designers in order to contribute to the central theme, are divided into four groups to articulate the phenomenon from their unique, contemporary angles. The themes and the works are, respectively:

VALUES / ATTITUDES
-Plastic Classic, by Pili Wu
-Plastic Ceramics, by Pili Wu

MEMORY / TECHNIQUE
-Mirror Lattice by Tong Ho
-Bamboo Steel Tables by Nendo

SENSIBILITY / DIVERSITY
-Lace Bowls by Gina Hsu
-Brick Plan by Rock Wang

CARE / SUSTAINABILITY
-Bubble Chair by Kevin Yu-Jui Chou
-Calligraphy Screen by Poching Liao

http://www.han-gallery.com/news-round-and-full-ness-in-a-contemporary-sense.php
( photo credit : HAN Gallery )

2010 / 4
Pili Wu will present "GloballyLocal" project
with new Taiwanese Brand "Yii"
during the Salone del Mobile Milano 2010 @ Triennale di Milano.
http://www.designboom.com/design/yii-design-ikea-plus-tertial-by-pili-wu/

2011 / 4
Pili Wu’s work will be presented and sold at Ilivetomorrow gallery. H.K
-“ Industrial Craft ” Apr 20- May 10.

http://ilivetomorrow.tumblr.com/