Final call to join Golden Pin Design Award!

The organizer of the annual design contest recently highlighted some exciting entries

This “Junior High School Contact Book,” designed by HOUTH, Taiwan, is used as a communication book between students, teachers and parents in Taiwan. (Courtesy of HOUTH/Golden Pin Design Award)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — The clock is ticking down for submissions to the 2020 Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Design Award!

The former honors exceptional designs that have already been brought to market or actually executed.

The “Ginkgo Chair,” designed by Side Design in mainland China, features steam-bent woodwork and butterfly mortise-and-tenon joints in place of commonly used plastic materials. (Courtesy of Side Design/Golden Pin Design Award)

This year, in light of the global pandemic, entrants with epidemic prevention-related designs may qualify for a registration fee waiver. The submission deadline for the award is 5 p.m., Thursday, July 9.

The later calls for innovative design concepts that have not yet been mass-produced, sold on the market, commissioned by a client, or otherwise commercially executed.

“LivinGreen” from 2byWu&Chen, Taiwan, transformed a 60-year old Japanese-style police station and dormitory building into a Taiwanese diner with lush greenery dotted throughout the premises. (Courtesy of 2byWu&Chen/Golden Pin Design Award)

Cash prizes totaling NT$1,2 million (approx. US$41,000) await visionary designers from around the world. The submission deadline for the award is 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 15.

Don’t wait any longer though. The organizer of the design contest recently highlighted 12 exciting entries to promote the awards’ final call for entries this year.

Taiwan’s Grass Jelly Studio has submitted the “Spaceman” music video it produced for Wu Qing-Feng, one of the renowned singer-songwriter in Asia. The production team created an otherworldly visual experience that blends reality with fantasy to intensify the emotions of the story told through the song. (Courtesy of Grass Jelly Studio/Golden Pin Design Award)

Since the two awards opened for submissions in March, the organizer has received thousands of entries from Canada, Japan, Thailand, the United States, Singapore, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Iran, Kenya, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Brunei.

Regarding submission, please visit the Golden Pin Design Award official website (https://www.goldenpin.org.tw/en/) for more information!
“Air form” from Japanese designer Xiu-Lai Zhou is a concept chair that drew inspiration from vacuum storage bags. (Courtesy of Xiu-Lai Zhou/Golden Pin Design Award)

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