Taiwan’s international Golden Pin Concept Design Award announces 2017 Design Mark recipients

Projects from Taiwan, Chile, China, Lithuania, and Singapore explore design concepts that have the possibility to change lives and environments

The Taiwan Design Center announced The 2017 Design Mark recipients for the Golden Pin Concept Design Award on Thursday, August 31.

This year, 31 projects from Taiwan, Chile, China, Lithuania, and Singapore made the cut–their designers earning the right to use the Golden Pin Concept logo, NT$ 10,000 in prize money, and are in the running to take home one of three coveted Best Design trophies at the Golden Pin Design Award ceremony in December.

Secondary Selection for the Golden Pin Concept Design Award took place in Shanghai, China on August 26, then wrapped up in Taipei, Taiwan on August 30, with a total of ten jury members across the two cities participating in the selection process.

“The Golden Pin Concept Design Award aims to provide a platform for talented designers from various industries to express their ideas in their works. I’m very impressed with the creativity witnessed amongst the projects submitted in 2017, which fully embody the sprit of this year's award: "In craziness lies genius,’” says Tung-Jung Sung, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center, the executive organizers of the Golden Pin Concept Design Award.

This year, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award received a total of 4,395 entries, with 190 products and projects passing the Preliminary Selection stage. Today, September 7, the first of two bilingual presentation classes were held to help Design Mark recipients prepare for Final Selection judging, where they are expected to present their ideas in-person or on video to an expert international jury panel by video or in-person.

Final Selection, in which the 2017 Finalists and Best Design winners will be chosen, will take place on September 27 in Taipei, and the award ceremony, in which the Best Design winners will be revealed, will be held in Taipei on December 7.