To increase worldwide recognition and boost exposure for Taiwan's design brands, the Fresh Taiwan pavilion will return to Maison et Objet Paris, one of the world's leading lifestyle fairs taking place in the French capital from Sept. 6 through 10.
Organized by the Ministry of Culture, a total of ten Taiwan design brands will bring an extensive range of products spanning homeware, crockery, stationary, lighting, and lifestyle accessories this year to procure business opportunities with international buyers.
[bi.du.haev] crafts designs with primeval features made from all natural materials such as wood, glass, and brass, with unique sleek silhouettes that tie together all its products. It will bring sensibly designed tea sets and coffee brewers that can be disassembled to make cleaning and storage even more convenient.
Kanari is a home accessories brand with a fondness for metal. Through careful observation of the symbiotic relationship between objects and their users, Kanari aims to create modern home accessories such as bottle openers and candle holders that redefine the environment by bringing simplicity, quality, and beauty into everyday life.
CELIA & PERAH represents quality audio engineering — a promise and commitment not taken lightly as the brand is named after the two daughters of the company's founder. Combining fun and functionality, its DIY Bluetooth Radio offers both customization and a top-class auditory experience.
Eguchi Toys is a maker of wooden games and accessories for children that takes into consideration the capability and size of their hands, intelligence, and safety. Its collection ranges from baby mobiles cleverly shaped after storks, pelicans, and seagulls to puzzle pieces that introduce the art world of Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian missionary and painter who served at the imperial courts of Qing.
Studio Smoll was founded upon the twin aspirations of eco-friendliness and self-fulfillment. Its patented method of assembly eliminates the need for chemicals and adhesives, creating backpacks and phone tots from vegetable-tanned leather that can be folded like a piece of paper.
Yenchen & Yawen design studio makes handcrafted objects by manipulating unorthodox material combinations with traditional and experimental techniques. Take, for example, its "Landscape of Oxidation" series whose Jesmonite surfaces have evolved over time, or jewelry trays repaired with the Japanese Kintsugi blend of lacquer dusted with powdered precious metals.
HMM — which stands for human, mechanic, and method — specializes in high-quality and fine-crafted coffee ware and office accessories. Of particular note is its "W Glass" made from amber-dyed recycled glass to realize the unlimited prospects of the circular economy model.
Studio Lim is a material-driven design brand powered by innovation and desire to benefit the environment. Authentic craft traditions and modern manufacturing have given rise to home accessories and lifestyle products made from upcycling wood shavings from local carpenters in Taiwan, and layering coatings of sustainable flax fiber and old newspapers.
Paper Shoot is an exciting and vibrant eco-friendly company dedicated to creative digital photography. It develops and distributes an exciting range of cameras that can be designed and edited by the user. Exhibition-goers can choose from high-texture wooden classics, fashionable metals, or a special edition inspired by the National Palace Museum's jadeite cabbage collection.
Mordeco, a portmanteau of "more than décor," aims to make everything easier by providing practical and easy solutions. For example, its patented magnetic sliding lid was developed after research showed that over 90% of people weren't satisfied with the way they organize their everyday carry-on items.
‘Fresh Taiwan’ at Maison & Objet