Taiwan students grab the 3rd place at iF concept award

Taiwan students grab the 3rd place at iF concept award

Two design works by Taiwan students ranked the 3rd place in the concept category of 2010 iF Product Design Award, recognized as “Industrial Design Oscar,” with 15 pieces selected in top 100 among 5,577 works submitted worldwide, the Chinese-language Liberty Times reported Sunday.

Liao Tian-min, currently studying at Graduate Institute of Design, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, grabbed the 3rd place with her creative work “Animal Rights.”

“I’m absolutely terrified seeing accessories made of animal furs,” said the 22-year-of-age Liao. Insisting on the idea that “animals are not supposed to be utilized by humans,” Liao’s Animal Rights reversed the roles of human and animal.

Shocking image of animals carrying accessories made of human skins won her iF concept award, along with a prize of NT$ 86,000, according to the report.

The other winning piece positioned the 3rd place is “20kg weight limit,” a baggage that warns overweight with red lights, by a team consisted of four students from different schools.

Chen You-jen, a student of Graduate Institution of Innovation & Design, National Taipei University of Technology, along with his team members came up the idea through investing into problems encountered in daily life. It’s always my belief to regard design my life, noted Chen.

“whirlplate” by Ho Hung-ju, a graduate of National Cheng Kung University and his younger brother, with special angle designs, helps people to spoon food up, was positioned the 7th place at the iF concept award.

Taiwan Design Center Deputy CEO Michael Lin analyzed that the core of competition consists in innovation and creativity. Design works from Asian countries accounted for eighty percent of overall pieces submitted to compete for the iF concept award, according to the report.

Updated : 2021-02-26 15:39 GMT+08:00