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Belgian official praises Taiwan's design achievements

Belgian official praises Taiwan's design achievements

Brussels, May 27 (CNA) A Belgian provincial official on Thursday praised Taiwan's world-renowned commercial and industrial design strength and expressed hope Taiwan's participation in the upcoming International Design Biennial in Liege, Belgium will help enhance exchanges between Asian and European designers.
Taiwan will make its debut at the three-week event when it opens at the Ansembourg Museum Oct. 1, with the country showcasing more than 20 works selected by the national-level Taiwan Design Center.
Paul-Emile Mottard, provincial deputy in charge of cultural affairs and a member of the Liege provincial council, told the Central News Agency that the biennial, set to enter its fifth edition this year, has won world acclaim.
Mottard said that Taiwanese designers have emerged as important players in the international arena over the last few years with their design skills and creativity.
He also voiced hope that Taiwan can serve as a springboard for creative collaboration between Europe and Asia.
Taiwan's exhibits will be showcased under the theme "Focus on Taiwan," according to event organizers.
Mottard and event organizers also said they have great interest in attending the Taiwan International Design Expo next year in Taipei.
Mottard said that he was looking forward to visiting Taiwan to gain an understanding of the country's achievements in commercial and industrial design.
More than 35,000 visitors visited the 2008 event, in which a wide variety of works from Britain, Germany, Spain, France, Hungary, Switzerland, Palestine and African countries were on display.
(By Y. F. Chao and Y.L. Kao)




Updated : 2021-04-23 11:20 GMT+08:00