golden pin design award 2021 exhibition

From 30.11.2021 to 06.03.2022 Exhibition

Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

The Council is pleased to announce the Member Event Golden Pin Design Award 2021 executed by the Taiwan Design Research Institute and organised by the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Exhibition will take place from 30 November 2021 to 06 March 2022 at the Taiwan Design Museum, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

The annual Golden Pin Design Award is the longest-running international design award that celebrates products or projects expressly created for Chinese-speaking communities, offering entrants an unprecedented opportunity to prove their prowess in the world’s largest market. The 2021 Golden Pin Design Exhibition─UPLOAD Kicks Off is now on view at the Taiwan Design Museum.

The Golden Pin Design Award is hosted annually to exhibit the award-winning works of each year, showcasing excellent designs from both Taiwan and worldwide. The 2021 Golden Pin Design Award Exhibition kicked off at the Taiwan Design Museum, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park (in Taipei) on 30 November. This year’s exhibition features the nearly 200 entries that were selected as winners of this year’s Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Award under the theme of 'UPLOAD', and also integrates immersive exhibition space and interactive experience to encourage audiences to share and exchange their design imaginations.

To echo this year’s theme, Ling-li Tseng, the curator of this year’s Golden Pin Design Exhibition, transformed the exhibition into a platform where designers can upload their wonderful designs. Tseng and Serendipity Studio have organized many well-received exhibitions over the past few years, including 'The Tales from where the Land Emerged' at the 2021 Creative Expo Taiwan – Hualien, which created a majestic and spiritual immersive experience to showcase Hualien’s local history, nature, and human culture and has garnered numerous domestic and international awards, including Germany’s Red Dot Design Award of the year and Japan’s Good Design Award. This time, Tseng and Serendipity Studio will once again be treating visitors to an awe-inspiring viewing experience through their organization of the Golden Pin Design Award Exhibition.

This year’s exhibition features nearly two hundred entries that have previously won the Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Design Award, breaking the record for the number of exhibition entries displayed. The entries come from regions such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Germany, India, Poland, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. Many exhibition entries designed by Taiwanese firms have caught the attention of the public with their innovative designs, including PEGATRON’s “MAGNETO dual-screen laptop,” an item that uses a unique magnetic induction-based sliding keyboard combined with a full-frame dual-screen and a touch panel to enable users to switch between multiple interfaces or different modes easily and offer a higher-performance laptop experience; and PEI HUA DESIGN’s “CVM™ carbon fiber belt trail bicycle” that revolutionizes modern bicycle designs and application technology, evokes a sense of geometric beauty through the staggering of extremely thin and extremely thick steel pipes, and engenders new urban bicycle aesthetics through the creation of minimal frame designs via careful welding.

The award-winning products from other countries are equally mesmerizing, including Casio Computer’s “D’z IMAGE’DERMOCAMERA DZ-D100 & DERMOSCOPE DZ-S50,” which applies a dermoscope and camera designed using original, self-developed image processing technology to take close-up or full-view shots of affected areas and with its lightweight and easy-to-operate characteristics helping to improve the accuracy and efficiency of dermatology diagnoses and treatments.

The 2021 Golden Pin Design Exhibition─UPLOAD will run from 30 November 2021 to 06 March 2022, and audiences are invited to get a glimpse of this year’s award-winning designs from Taiwan and around the world. 

All images: courtesy of the Taiwan Design Research Institute.