Date: November 26, 2015
The winners of a creative design competition were unveiled Nov. 24 by Taipei
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]