Date: Monday, June 5
Time: 2pm-3:30pm
Location: No. 167 MinSheng East Rd. Sec. 5
**Free; Members Only

Franz Collection peices have been chosen as gifts for many world leaders, including by former Chinese president Hu Jintao to Barack Obama, as well as former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou to Pope Francis. Celebrities Barbara Streisand and Elton John are also fans of the luxury porcelain items.

Join us for a tour behind the scene at its headquarters and hear the story from the Taiwanese founder himself Mr. Franz Chen. Mr. Chen’s story is a successful creation of a homegrown brand from a business that was manufacturing for companies overseas. He was listed on Forbes’ “25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion” list in 2012.

We will be shown their design and sculpting department and showrooms, ending with tea from their most famous “Butterfly” collection cup with Mr. Chen.

RSVP is required. Please write to to reserve a spot before Friday June 2nd. Join us for this cultural outing which hopefully can provide some interesting story ideas, too!