Industrial design works made in Japan: Installation art unveiled at the zoo
Students from Department of Industrial Design, Han, Chieh and Wu, Hung-Te's "Animal Parade Band" made in Japan was showcased at the entrance of the Omoriyama Zoo in Akita, Japan. The installation was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the zoo and to create a festive atmosphere.
As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Omoriyama Zoo in Akita, Japan, the zoo called for entries from Taiwanese, Japanese, and Korean students. The works of the two design students from the Department of Industrial Design stood out and were selected. After more than six months of preparation, the installation was assembled by Japanese students and unveiled on March 18th, the day of the anniversary celebration, welcoming visitors to the zoo with its cute and eye-catching design.
Han, Chieh and Wu, Hung-Te chose popular "star" animals from the zoo such as otters, meerkat, pandas, and beavers as the main characters, and their personal favorite was the "otter," which they thought was "super cute." Using geometric lines and block-style elements, they created a parade band with a "lively party atmosphere."
The two students participated in the "Cross-Campus International Program" jointly offered by our school's Design College, International College, and Akita Public Art University. They competed against works from Japan and Korea and stood out from numerous design works and won first place for their design of the "50th Anniversary Monument" and installation art for the Omoriyama Zoo in Akita, Japan.