NPM unveils winners of creative design competition

Taiwan Today
Date: November 26, 2015

The winners of a creative design competition were unveiled Nov. 24 by Taipei

NPM unveils winners of creative design competitionA set of sauce dishes and chopstick holders by Liao Ting-wan inspired by a porcelain vase from the Ming dynasty is the winner of the Daily Items category in a creative design competition celebrating NPMSB’s trial operations Dec. 28 in Chiayi County. (Courtesy of NPM)

NPM unveils winners of creative design competitionA set of sauce dishes and chopstick holders by Liao Ting-wan inspired by a porcelain vase from the Ming dynasty is the winner of the Daily Items category in a creative design competition celebrating NPMSB’s trial operations Dec. 28 in Chiayi County. (Courtesy of NPM)

City-based National Palace Museum, which is currently celebrating its 90th anniversary and the upcoming trial operations of the institution’s southern branch Dec. 28 in Chiayi County.

Themed around the new NPMSB structure and pieces planned for the 10 opening exhibits, the competition was comprised of three categories, namely Daily Items, Figures and Illustrations. The winners have been awarded a cash prize of NT$80,000 (US$2,450), NT$50,000 and NT$20,000, respectively.

The top prize in the Daily Items category went to Liao Ting-wan, who designed a set of sauce dishes and chopstick holders inspired by a porcelain vase with dragon patterns hailing from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in the museum’s collection.

While the dinnerware’s concave shape contrasts with the outward curves of the original vase, the set is for practical use when dining on dumplings and dim sum.

The Figure prize was earned by Li Chih-wei, whose leaf and flower decorations resemble that of a two-handled jade urn made in the Mogul Empire (1526-1857), which spanned from what is today southern India through central Afghanistan.     [FULL  STORY]

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