Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Special Annual Awards – Green Design & Social Design
Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Finalists
The Final Selection jury selected a shortlist of 80 Finalists from among the Golden Pin Design Award 2018 Design Mark winners. The Finalist list includes design companies from six countries and regions, including 44 from Taiwan, 24 from China, 3 from Japan, 7 from Hong Kong, 1 from Macau, and 1 from Singapore. There are 38 Finalists in the Product Design category, 26 in Communication Design, 10 in Spatial Design, and 6 in Integration Design. Below is a selection of seven designs from the Finalist list.
3D Ceramic Tile
– Designed by Architchen (Taiwan)
Architchen combines new technology with traditional pottery processes to turn computational information into immersive, multi-sensory experiences. The product is 3D Ceramic Tile, which varies infinitely in form and texture; perfect for consumers in search of a modern and unique ceramic tile.
Maglev Train of Beijing Line S1
– Designed by CRRC TANGSHAN CO.,LTD (China)
Suspended above the track, with no contact between the train body and the track, the Maglev Train travels at speeds of unto 100km/h. This 6-car train makes no noise or vibration, giving passengers a stable and comfortable travel experience.
– Designed by TRUNK DESIGN INC. (Japan)
An 85-year old match manufacturing company in Japan’s Harima Province collaborates with an incense company established on Awaji Island in 1936. Together, they have developed a new type of incense stick, which is strong enough to be struck like a match.
Not Just Library 2018 Admission Ticket
– Designed by Mistroom (Taiwan)
Reusing 22 expired magazines, Mistroom reprinted and recut 1,667 pages to create 10,000 limited edition tickets. Through a process of reallocating visual languages and patterns from a diverse range of magazines, each ticket is one of a kind.
How do dogs see the world?
– Designed by studiowmw (Hong Kong)
This red packet collection was created for the zodiac calendar year of the dog. Hot stamping, laser cut, and 3D embossing effects are applied for visual impact. Pullout tabs make this packaging fun and interactive; not something to throw in the trash.
Ward with V dots (Renovation of a ward in a historical hospital)
– Designed by B+P Architects (Taiwan)
This is a renovation project at a 70 year old hospital ward in Sanxia, New Taipei City. The original features of the interior are preserved by a zig-zagging steel frame, which divides the space, and acts as an armature for the new lighting and air conditioning units. Part of the space will be a center for minority teenagers to learn new skills, while another part of the space is for commerce.
2017 TNH Center
– Designed by Plan b (Taiwan)
Rice was selected as the theme for the 2017 TNH Center cross-cultural dialogue. Seven media professionals from Taiwan and Hong Kong came together to discuss rice through image and text. In addition, the Association of Architecture brought together architecture students who curated an urban rice field. The whole project of dialogues and exhibitions is recorded in a book called ‘He-Ji’.
Chris Lee (Founder and Creative Director of Asylum) appreciates design that achieves maximum impact from minimal intervention. He feels that many of the Finalists’ found a wonderful balance between the design and the message that it delivers. Similarly, Edmond Bakos (Managing Director at CHAMPALIMAUD Design) is impressed by the technical execution. Beyond technical ability, his advice to designers who want to win over international consumers is to ground their design in the culture of the target market.
Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Finalists
The Final Selection jury selected a shortlist of 11 Finalists from among the Golden Pin Concept Design Award 2018 Design Mark winners. The Finalists include design teams from Taiwan and China, many of whom are students of design, up against design industry professionals. There are 6 Finalists in the Product Design category, 4 in Visual Communication Design, and 1 in Spatial Design. Below are three design concepts from the Finalist list.
– Designed by Mai Wei-Jie and Chen Jian-Kun (China)
When we travel, our clothes are stowed in luggage and inevitably become creased. Traditional irons are hard to carry and it can be troublesome to go to the launderette. The Magic wand portable ironing device is a low cost solution this problem faced by travelers.
▌Visual Communication Design
– Designed by Wu Jia-Xin, Lin Chia-Wei, Chen Yueh-Chen, and Huang Jhu-Yu (Taiwan)
Diversified landforms and cultures have led to the evolution of toponyms (names of places) in Taiwan. These toponyms connect people with the land. Tao Tao raises awareness about remote coastal regions through a set of story cards based on toponyms.
– Designed by Yu Cheng-Han, Chien Hung-Da, Huang Yen-Fen, and Anna Uborevich-Borovskaya (Taiwan)
RobloX is an investigation into the use of digital design and prefabricated building blocks. Robotic arms for automatic assembly, and state-of-the-art UHPC (Ultra-High Performance Concrete) building material, are both crucial technologies applied in this project.