You are going to inhabit in a design ecosystem with benign cycle, in which you will experience Taiwan design in the form of “living,” learn in-depth about Taiwan culture through design works.
Each room here is a microcosm of creative thinking, art, and technology, indigenous culture. Thought the forms of Guest Selection Room, Thematic Curatorial Room, and Art Project Room. You are encouraged to build your own experience, to record thoughts and stories during your stay.
Play Design Hotel and the meaning of design will continue to expand and evolve. You are going to co-create a unique moment with us on this exciting journey.
LIVE & CURATION
Hotel space is not only a place for sleeping, but an experiencing space structured by the design items with cultural meaning, and even as space for people to envision the possible image of contemporary Taiwan Design.
住宿 = 了解
e.g. Local Fun Room
We center on design in the hospitality experience,
and further, use indigenous design works to communicate lodgers with local culture and design community.
In Play Design Hotel,
the meaning of a space is recreated by each indigenous design item.
Hotel becomes a dynamic space manifesting different meanings in accordance with the constitution of furnishing items and stories.
住宿 = 參與
e.g. Future Lab Room
旅客房間也能轉化為生活實驗室 (Living Lab)，
By transforming a hotel room into a Living Lab,
we demonstrate the compatibility of a hotel space in both private and public areas.
Guests from different countries are provided with plenty of time to enter the experienced scenario, operate the design probes, and contribute feedback.
The design objects are not just the stylized furniture or accessories,
but also the research artifacts that enable the guests to learn and participate,
and/or help the designers to collect comments and feedbacks.
住宿 = 支持
e.g. Crowd-funding Room
Your stay can also incubate design products.
Examples such as Crowd-Funding Selection Room have helped the first trial of mass production and the commercialization of certain custom-made design.
By facilitating designers’ brand or product development in different stages,
Play Design Hotel becomes a design incubator for you,
and offers a "real world" for design research and commercialization.
The perfectly smooth concrete walls of the He-tai Hotel, exposed after the 38-year-old wallpapers were removed, are the hotel’s skins wrapped in stretch fabric. The hotel’s concrete walls carry the history and design and interact with it as humans do with their skins, feeling the aesthetics and culture of the design.
The passing seasons left their mark on the unmasked concrete foundation – different colors, different textures, and different patterns.
Iron window grill, metal roof, and the abandoned pipelines, materialize the traces of daily life, shared by Play Design Hotel in the past 40 years.
Through the recycled iron windows, and two hanging tables, we create the harmony between design thinking and local context and landscape.
The objects and space are parts of your travel experience,
carry the unique stories you created during the journey.
Attached to the front desk of reception and coordinated with the halls, we provide a select shop for buying, ordering, and consulting about the design furniture and accessories you experienced in your room.
玩味旅舍採用五星級飯店等級 King-size 雙層床墊。
每間客房都有 LG 洗脫烘衣機，大大減輕外出行李負擔。
Not only the joy of design at Play Design Hotel, the excellent room features will also make you feel at home.
We use king-size mattresses as 5-star hotels for your utmost comfort.
Silent, high-efficiency inverted frequency air-conditioning from Japan’s No. 1 brand, Daikin, will make you sleep like a baby.
Panasonic WisperWarm system provides room-warming comfort with bathing time.
The LG washing-drying machine in every room allows you to travel light with minimum luggage.
42 至 50 吋 BenQ 液晶電視、全球獨創全實木、台灣老師傅手工打造箱體的高音質音響 minfort，同樣以策展概念嚴選的在地沐浴用品、知名品牌茶包、冰箱內免費罐裝飲料等，邀請您實際親身體驗台灣在地素材與文化。
All the rooms are equipped with local designed facilities:
42-and-up LCD TV screens, minfort handmade speakers, compact refrigerators, and various select bathroom items, and tea bags from Taiwanese brands. We are keen to enrich your experience of local design and material.
West of the Play Design Hotel is the nostalgic Taipei – Dadaocheng, full of the glamor of old Taipei. Closely situated grocery stores, herb stores, snack shops, and tea houses facilitate the conversation between brand building and community experiences, forming an old-town atmosphere unique to Dadaocheng.
West of the Play Design Hotel
East of Play Design Hotel is the youthful Taipei – the fashionable Zhongshan Business District. The designer stores, coffee shops, and clothing stores are testaments of Taipei’s taste, attitude, and interpretation of life.
East of the Play Design Hotel
Zhongshan Business District
Travel Map and Guide Book
We provide our guests with “Travel Map and Guide Book” for the fun exploration of East-West Taipei. Follow our select attractions of design stores and spots, and explore your unique experience of local design in Taipei.