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Droog show Taiwan fruits

Dutch design collective Droog have presented four new products developed in workshops organised by Taiwan's National Palace Museum and Taiwan Design Centre.

Conducted by Droog co-founder Gijs Bakker in Taiwan last August, the workshops involved 30 designers and were intended to generate ideas for new products for the museum's gift shop.

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Each design interprets something from the museum's collection. Sugar Cube (above) is, indeed, a sugar cube, but with a miniature model ship concealed inside that floats to the surface of the drink when the sugar melts. This refers to a tiny model ship in the museum.

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Renew Palace Museum in Your Home (top) is a kit for applying an antique floral pattern to things like empty Absolut bottles; Vase with a Design of Flowers and Fruits (above) is a set of five vases and bowls that stack to form a replice Ming vase; while Ming Dolls (below) are a Manga-meets-Barbie take on a famous terracotta statuette of a voluptuous Chinese woman.

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