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3 Taiwanese lighting designs exhibited for the first time in Vitra Design Museum.

October 14, 2013 Attraction No Comments Email Email

On 27th September was the grand opening for the light design exhibition “Lightopia” ( 

Following the recommendations from Taipei Design Center Düsseldorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Taipei Design Center, the “Lightopia” selected 3 lighting designs by Taiwanese designers to be exhibited for the first time in Vitra Design Museum:

Ripple by Poetic Lab

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Ripple is a project studying the beauty of glass material. While a focus beam of light projected through a gently rotating mouth-blown glass dome, shadow and light form a breathtaking, ever-changing pattern, where the aesthetic goes beyond the material itself.

Ripple was shown in SaloneSatellite 2013, claimed winner of the design report award, and third prize of Salone Satellite Award.

Shadow Clock by Poetic Lab

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Time is always closely related to light, either conceptually or experientially. It is the most intimate sense of time elapsing to see a beam of shadow gently dancing through the space. Shadow Clock is a lamp that utilizes intangible shadows to describe the philosophical concept of time, creating a simple object with poetic functionality.


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LUXIFER is the first time that a one-piece molded plastic bulb has been employed in a light design. It uses the dual-plastic injection molding method to take advantage of the properties of different materials, and replaces the original metal connectors with partial electroplating on the surface of the lamp. LUXIFER represents a clean break with past light bulb manufacturing methods. It greatly reduces use of parts, which lessens lamp weight and simplifies the production process. It is a low-cost, environmentally-friendly, and very appealing light bulb design.

Following its presentation at the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition will travel to other museums around the world.

Poetic Lab

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Hanhsi Chen (left), Shikai Tseng (Right) Chief designers of Poetic Lab 

Poetic Lab is a London-based joint studio founded by Taiwanese designers Hanhsi Chen and Shikai Tseng after they met and graduated from Royal College of Art in London. The duo share a central design philosophy of the studio – poetry of objects and materials, while they acquired very diverse experiences before they decided to work together, which enables them to shape an object from multiple perspectives.


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Jung-Ya Hsieh, founder and CEO of GIXIA Group 

GIXIA Group is the most influential and innovative design consultancy in the Greater China area. With more than 20 years of extensive design experience, GIXIA Group has been serving its clients from the Greater China area, United States, and Europe in a wide spectrum of industries. In the same year, the GIXIA team has won the highest honors at iF, Reddot, and IDEA. By achieving this, GIXIA has put Taiwanese design on the global map. Within 2 years, GIXIA has been recognized as one of the top 100 creative companies in the world on iF ranking.

Vitra Design Museum

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The main exhibition hall for “Lightopia” is designed by Frank O. Gehry 

The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world’s leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design’s relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions. Smaller parallel shows are presented in the Vitra Design Museum Gallery, a neighbouring exhibition space. Often developed with renowned designers, many of the museum’s exhibitions cover highly relevant contemporary themes, such as future technologies, sustainability or questions like mobility and social awareness. Others address historical aspects or protagonists.
The work of the Vitra Design Museum is based on its collection, which encompasses not only key objects of design history, but also the estates of several important figures (including Charles & Ray EamesGeorge NelsonVerner Panton and Alexander Girard). The museum library and document archive are available to researchers upon request. The museum conceives its exhibitions for touring, and they are shown at venues around the world. On the Vitra Campus, they are complemented by a diverse programme of events, guided tours and workshops.

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