Read on to learn about seven of the winning designs and concepts, dissected in more detail, diving into each designer’s background and the creative journeys behind their winning work.
Mistroom, a studio known for its smoothly textured book covers, has won several awards in book design in the past. Their entry, “Not Just Library 2018 Admission Ticket”, also won glowing praise from well-known Japanese designer Kashiwa Sato.
With economies of scale plundering limited resources and the global trends on environmental policies, it is foreseeable that the cost of extracting raw materials will be greater than that of using renewable resources. To keep business for long term success, designers or manufacturers should be involved in circular design as early as possible, as it is unavoidable yet crucial.
Based on this sagacious industrial model, the current exhibition “Circular Design – Are You In-Circled?” outlines the globally trendiest pioneering circular design.
Craft and Digital Technology Combined: YenTing Cho’s Stunning Textile Designs Make Waves on the International Stage
Taiwanese designer Yen-Ting Cho designs stylish accessories with patterns that are generated through his own interactive software. The luxury scarf collection has been sold through the Museum of Art and Design Store in New York since 2017, and was first retailed by the SFMOMA Store in San Francisco this summer!
The visionary behind the new font, Tom Liou, could hardly contain his excitement as his font received public recognition for the first time, crying out, “No way! I can’t believe it!”. Besides a genuine interest in font design, he was also motivated by the chance to prove himself—and, even more importantly, to create something that would benefit society.
Taiwanese graphic designer, Bo-Han Shih, created a clean and elegant new font to add variety to the dismal number of Chinese fonts currently available in the market. This distinctive characteristic inspired the ‘Cream Mincho’ name, and set this innovative new font apart from the rest to win Best Design in the “2017 Golden Pin Concept Design Award”. Going forward, Cream Mincho will be renewing its look to re-emerge as ‘Cream Font’, with plans to start.
Different from common impression towards a “cultural center” like “educational” and “serious,” Korjaamo Culture Factory is a cultural and leisure space created from the needs of citizens. While providing meaningful cultural contents, it may surprise you that it can be that commercial, entertaining and even with so much fun. We invited Marianne Mäkelä to share their experiences in operating such an urban cultural space.
Explore the Minimum and Maximum Values of Design—Design M/m Taiwan at the Presidential Office Building
Many exhibitions have been held in the name of design over the years, and design and curation have become prominent subjects. However, by planning an exhibition in the theme of design inside the Presidential Office Building, Design M/m Taiwan provides a fresh exhibition experience to design fans.
Siam Piwat began the operations of Thailand’s first international-caliber shopping mall in 1973. Although modern management systems have been introduced and adopted across the business, the shopping malls endeavor to maintain a proportion of local merchandise through setting up select shops such as The Selected and Objects of Desire Store (ODS) to safeguard Bangkok’s own innovative brands.