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Taiwanese design a big winner at Golden Pin Design Award

2018/11/30 20:55:52

Photo courtesy of Taiwan Design Center

Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The design "Not Just Library 2018 Admission Ticket" from a Taipei-based design house won two 2018 Golden Pin design awards, making it a big winner of the top design award in the global Mandarin-speaking market.

The design by Mistroom, an award-winning studio, took a Golden Pin Best Design Award and a Special Annual Award for Green Design at the award presentation ceremony in Taipei on Thursday, according to a statement on the award's website.

The design recombined and reprinted 22 old magazines to create 1,667 pieces of paper, which were then cut into 10,000 admission tickets, "making each ticket completely unique," according to a press release by the award's organizer, the Industrial Development Bureau.

There were 34 Best Design and three Special Annual Award winners at the 2018 Golden Pin Design Awards, and three Best Design winners at the Golden Pin Concept Design Awards.

While the winners generally came from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong, most of them were Taiwanese designers, who claimed a total of 26 trophies for best design, special annual awards and best concept design this year, the organizer said.

The winners were selected from more than 7,000 works from 26 countries by a jury of 76 local and foreign design experts.

The Golden Pin Design Award, established in 1981, celebrates products or projects expressly created for and within Chinese-speaking communities. It offers entrants "an unprecedented opportunity to prove their prowess in the world's largest market," the organizer said.

(By Zoe Wei and Elizabeth Hsu)