2008 YODEX Review: Varied competitions, Vast creations
Monday, May 26, 2008
The 27th Young Designers' Exhibition 2008, recognized by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as the largest show of student creations, recently ended Sunday May 18. It was held at the Taipei World Trade Center. Improvements and expansions were seen with 107 academical and industrial units. Different design competitions participated and showcased their products and also received awards.
It's no doubt that companies related to design and cultural industries want to discover creative talents from academical units in this exhibition. However, most companies still try to showcase different conceptional and applicative products in order to promote Taiwan's designs into the world market. A typical example is Fora Series, a photo-voltaic product series by the Tsann Kuen Trans-nation Group.
Before entering into their careers, students participated in this show and showcased varied styles that differ from the usual industrial businesspeople. To get more opportunities and in order to interact with the design and cultural industries, students also participated in vast competitions and tried to get the top places. Some students also tried to design conceptional products in conjunction with industrial designs, especially in some design competitions.
In summary, not only did the 2008 YODEX, have companies which can discover talents and showcase achievements of industrial design in the exhibition, but students can make their stages to showcase excellences from their creations in several competitions related to YODEX.
Highlights in images
Roland MDX-540 design machine, often used in industrial design.
"EasTea / WesTea", Gold Award winner from "2008 Wow Taiwan Design Award".
"Rely On" the chair, designed by National Cheng-kung University, won the Gold Award in the product design of "2008 the 8th-annual Young Designers' Competition".
"Play", a conceptional motorcycle by Suzuki.
Fora "Catch", an energy-saving product applied with photovoltaic.
Not only "The 2011 IDA Congress", the TDC also set up a conceptional sculpture to promote "The 2009 Taipei Cow Parade".
Kun-shan University of Technology won "2008 the 8th-annual YODEX Interior Design Competition" with main theme "Beyond Reality".
Chang-jung University participated in this exhibition with "Bamboo" theme.