Pon Ding

A chance encounter four years ago at a Bangkok design fair between Japanese designer Yoichi Nakamuta and married couple Indonesian industrial designer Kenyon Yeh and Taiwanese publisher Yichiu Chen led to opening this spring of Taipei's newest cultural hotspot. Pon Ding is a cafe, independent bookstore, gallery and event space all rolled into one. 'It's more of a casual art museum, a creative institution,’ says Chen of the space.