Golden Pin Design Awardのウェブサイトから
In the annual Golden Pin Design Award, Taiwan led the way, taking 14 of the total 23 Best Design trophies, followed by China (8) and Macau (1). This is the third year that the Golden Pin Design Award opened to entries from beyond Taiwan, and 2016 saw a record breaking number of submissions: 3,005 design products and projects from 13 countries and regions. In some way, all of this year’s winning products and projects embody the Golden Pin Design Award’s mission: to showcase cutting-edge design specifically created for and within huaren (Chinese-speaking) communities.
Oki Sato–founder and creative director of renowned Japanese design studio, Nendo, and Jury Chair for the Golden Pin Design Award 2016 Final Selection–said in an opening speech that the level of the quality of the projects entered into the award exceeded his expectations, and that he really enjoyed the judging process, despite how painful it could seem at times. “Along the selection process, we took into consideration important elements, such as function and aesthetics. In addition to this balance, we paid attention to particular elements such as the emotion. After all, design needs to connect people to people, as well as people and space,” he explained of the 2016 jury experience.