GTO Wirtschaftsstammtisch in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Taipei: Exhibiting "100 Years German Werkbund 1907\2007"

29.03.2018 | 07:00 PM
- 10:00 PM
National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI)


Linda Blechert
Phone: +886-2-8758-5804
Email: blechert.linda(at)


The German Trade Office Taipei and the Goethe Institute Taipei would like to invite you to the event

Wirtschaftsstammtisch "Business Meets Culture"- Exhibiting "100 Years German Werkbund 1907 | 2007"

Date: March 29th, 2018

Time: 19.00 - 22.00

Venue: Taipei Branch, National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute, No. 41, Nan Hai Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei 

Price: 1200 NT$ p.p. (incuding 5%VAT) with prior registration
Walk-ins without registration: 1500 NT$ (incuding 5%VAT)

You will be given the payment details once you completed the registration process (Payment via bank transfer)

 About the Event:

Under the slogan "Business meets Culture", the German Trade Office Taipei and the Goethe Institute Taipei will jointly host a Wirtschaftsstammtisch event for the first time. We invite you to join us for a visit to the exhibition "100 Years German Werkbund 1907 | 2007" which is currently displayed at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI). Mr. Axel Limberg, Executive Director German Trade Office Taiwan, and Mr. Jens Rösler, Director Goethe Institute Taipei, will give welcome remarks. The evening will be concluded with the renowned  Wirtschaftsstammtisch with a variety of food provided by the Sherwood Hotel Taipei as well as a free flow of Erdinger beer and other drinks. The Wirtschaftsstammtisch always offers a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet other members of the extended German-Taiwanese business community.




About the Exhibition "100 Years German Werkbund 1907\2007":

In October 1907, twelve artists and architects along with twelve Munich firms joined to form the German Werkbund. The aim to refine the entire industrialized world "from the sofa cushion to urban development" from an artistic point of view and to "educate" the populace with "well"-formed objects defined the German Werkbund’s work until the last third of the 20th century. When today’s businesses strive for uniform appearance, a Corporate Identity, and when there is world-wide understanding about designing industrial products and "industrial design" is taught at universities, developed by international companies and exhibited in museums, then this is to a very great extent to the credit of the German Werkbund.

Many of the Werkbund’s achievements, like the “good form” of industrial products and corporate design are taken so much for granted throughout the world today that the links with their source are no longer perceived. Similarly, landmarks like the pioneering demonstration of modern architecture in the 20th century, the first early appeal in 1959 to heed the effects of industrialization and urbanization on environment and ecology, and the new awareness of resources and the use of technology are scarcely identified by the public any more as initiatives of the Werkbund. It still seems prescient and stimulating today.

This exhibition is designed to mark the hundredth anniversary of this organization’s existence, and it describes the efforts, successes and achievements of one of the most important and influential institutions of the 20th century- an institution that helped to shape cultural life in other European countries as well.


Getting there:

1. Please follow the outer wall of the museum towards the left end 

2. Enter the gate of Nanhai Academy (南海學園)

3. After entering Nanhai Campus, walk straight. The main administration building will be on your right side.

4. Please press the intercom to enter.