Golden Pin Design Award 2018 launches exhibition today

The Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Exhibition features a euphoric ecosystem of nature, aspiring to raise awareness of environmental crisis within the design community of Taiwan. The pin represents an organic ecosystem, containing an ocean, tectonic plates, plants to represent birth, and bones to represent death; symbolizing an endless cycle. Golden lava erupts with inspiration, signifying the innovative ideas that emerge from the Golden Pin Design Award.

By Nora Chang

Taipei, Nov. 17 – The Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Exhibition (2018金點設計展) starts exhibition today till Jan. 13, 2019, showcasing more than 100 of this year’s award-winning designs from the Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Design Award at the Taiwan Design Museum in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

This is the 38th exhibition and it has been the most reputable design award in huaren world, which only begins receiving international entrants in 2014 and now opens to any companies worldwide for the very first time.

The Golden Pin Design Award consists of three separate award competitions – the Golden Pin Design Award, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, and the Young Pin Design Award, each targeting a different demographic to serve different purposes of innovative creations.

The concept of this year’s award ceremony is Nature Knows (自然知道), inspired by the relationship between human beings and nature and the importance of sustainability that comes along. The curator is Keng-Ming Liu (劉耕名) , Founder and Creative Director of Bito (甲蟲創意), which is Taiwan’s leading motion design studio, and he transforms the interior of Taiwan Design Museum into a bamboo labyrinth, combining the exhibits with nature.

This poetic and philosophical concept aims to raise the environmental awareness within the design community in Taiwan. “The cycle is the most original design of nature. Everything has worked according to its principles for hundreds of millions of years. I hope to bring the beauty of nature to everyone,” says Liu.

Award-winning designs

Printing on the Tiny (昆蟲印刷指南) is among one of the award-winning designs, it is a printing guidebook for beginners, which features and demonstrates simple, practical and educational methods of printing through the body, image, and texture of insects.

Printing on the Tiny (昆蟲印刷指南) is one of the top three designs of Golden Pin Concept Design Award’s this year. The winner receives a certificate, award trophy, and a cash prize of US$13,000.

The book is printed with a multitude of colors and patterns, matched with related theoretical knowledge about printing.

ScreenBar, the design adjusts the brightness level automatically and instantly and ensures zero reflective glare off the screen.

ScreenBar (螢幕智能掛燈) is a series of product of BenQ, which is an e-reading LED task lamp with auto-dimming and hue adjustment features. It reflects zero glare off the screen and saves spaces by directly attaching the lamp on the monitors with a clip.

Not Just Library 2018 Admission Ticket.

Not Just Library 2018 Admission Ticket is launched by Not Just Library (不一樣圖書館), which redesigns recycled magazines and transforms it into library tickets.

It uses 22 outdated magazines, recombines and prints 1,667 pieces of paper, and turns them into 10,000 library tickets, successfully redefining and creating possibilities for design variations.

Exhibition Information:

WHERE: Taiwan Design Museum (01-03) in Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (133 Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei)

WHEN: Opens daily (except Mondays) from 9.30am to 5.30pm,  November 17, 2018 – January 13, 2019

*The ticket price is NT$150 (general) or NT$130 (students and concessions).