Date: December 11, 2015
Taiwan swept the field at Golden Pin Design Award Dec. 10 in Taipei City,
claiming 16 out of 29 top honors in four categories attracting 2,384 entries from 17 countries and territories.
Notable Design of the Year winners include EHS ArchiLab’s spatial planning for Toyo Ito’s Eslite Hotel; Gearlab Co. Ltd.’s highly durable and eco-friendly Akiak Greenland Paddle; National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute’s breakthrough technology for mass production of bamboo chairs; and Qisda Corp.’s Viva Pro Ultrasound Tablet for medical checkup.
In addition, young local designers Bryan Leung and Yeh Shih-yu were named inaugural Concept Design Award honorees. They each picked up a cash prize of NT$300,000 (US$9,153) along with a certificate and trophy. [FULL STORY]