World Design Partners

In support of World Design Capital Taipei 2016, the World Design Partners are proud to have collaborated with our official partners Rado and BMW. Since 2014, both companies have generously supported our aim for excellence in design.


Design-driven Swiss watchmaker Rado was announced as a World Design Partner® 2015-2016 in support of World Design Capital Taipei 2016. A collaboration between Rado and Taiwanese designers produced two watches for the Rado True series. Rado True Taipei, designed by Leslie Chan, and Rado True N25E121, designed by Aaron Nieh. They’ve also brought the Rado Star Prize competition to Taiwan. This edition of the Rado Star Prize – an established platform that promotes the work of young designers in several international competitions every year – took place during the Signature Events in October 2016. The winner of the Rado Star Prize Taiwan was Alex Yeh, with his designs for the Good Lock Mirror.


BMW, the 2016 Supporting Partner, was given the title of Official World Design Partner® and the WDC Taipei 2016 branding, visibility and promotional opportunities, recognition and VIP invitations to Icsid and/or WDC Taipei 2016 events. In addition, an indoor auto display and VIP shuttle service was organized by BMW Taiwan Importer, Pan German Motors Ltd, exclusively for the WDC Taipei 2016 International Design House Exhibition from 13 to 30 October 2016.