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PARKHOTEL MONDSCHEIN

A Rich Cultural History Combined with a Refined Design Aesthetic at this Modern Luxe Hotel

FUFU KYOTO

An Intimate Luxury Hotel that Entwines Traditional Japanese Dining, Architecture and Hospitality with Modern Elegance

JACQUEMUS PARIS

A Pure Interior Led By Playfulness and Surprise

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre

The Charred-Brick 'Black Box' Presenting The Beauty Of Theatre & Performance

GAIA

British Artist Luke Jerram’s Explores The Vastness of Our Earth

Honouring ISSEY MIYAKE

The Legacy Remains: Merging Art & Fashion, East & West, Tradition & Technical Innovation

UNITED PLACES BOTANIC GARDENS

Local and Luxurious, A Melbourne Boutique Hotel That Gets It Right

Naoshima Ryokan ROKA

Designed by Okayama-based studio Nottuo, a New Modern Stay on Japan’s ‘Art Island’

Restaurang ÄNG

NORM Architects Creates A Light-Filled Glasshouse For The Michelin-Starred Restaurant

JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP: BAMBOO WEAVING

In The Quiet Backstreets Of Kyoto's South Higashiya, Find A Master Craftsman

HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE SS23

As Ever, The Joy Of Movement & Ease of Pleats Prevails

Serpentine Pavilion 2022

Artist Theaster Gates Designs the 21st Pavilion

BRUT-AL

Argentinian-Australian Designer Alexander Lotersztain's Ode to Brutalism

Serpentine Pavilions 2000-2021

A Champ Online Retrospective Of Two Decades of The Radical Architectural Event

PURE FORM

The Art Gallery of South Australia Presents Japan's Avant-Garde Ceramics

KABIRA & KANGRI

The Beauty Of Indian Textile Craftsmanship In ISSEY MIYAKE Sub-Brand HaaT's SS22 Collection

PON DING

Taipei's Best Creative Hub for Books, Magazines, Design & Art

January, 2020
Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁

Situated in the quiet backstreets of central Taipei in a former residential block, lies creative hotspot Pon Ding. With three floors of art, design and creative culture and an active team that instigate exhibitions and workshops throughout the year, it is one of the city’s most integral creative community platforms.

Opened in 2016 by Japanese owner Yoichi Nakamuta, Pon Ding is also led by General Manager Yichiu, whose own passion and insight for Taipei’s local arts and design has created a vibrant and bustling space.

Order a coffee from the ground floor cafe space, and enjoy a browse through the local and international magazines and publications found by the entrance. Find art, design and fashion titles sourced from across the world; including Ala Champ Magazine, Pin-Up, The Gourmand, Alla Carta, ToiletPaper, Riposte, Victory, and niche publications including Fat Brad The Cookbook, to Eggs & Rarities by Paul Kooiker co-published by Dashwood Books and FOMU.

On the second floor, discover local design products ranging from handmade ceramics to leather made goods with a timber stool seating area to offer a quiet recluse. The third floor plays host to photographic and art exhibitions, in a spectacular space – original wall and tile remnants remain that are reminiscent of the buildings history. Recent exhibitions include Japanese photographer Takashi Homma, to artist Eller Liu Cecena, ensuring Pon Ding’s ever-revolving door of design and creative inspiration.

Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁
Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁
Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁
Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁

PON DING
No. 6, Lane 53, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road,
Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10441

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Pon Ding, Taipei, Taiwan ©︎ 朋丁
January, 2020