Taipei-An exhibition opened in Taipei on Friday that is showcasing over 100 designs that have won or made it to the finals of the Golden Pin Design Award and Golden Pin Concept Design Award Design Mark.
Among the works on display are a mechanical arm by the company Techman Robot with a built-in intelligent vision system, a 4th dimension mechanical watch by 22 Design Studio, and 3-wheel scooter 3D-350 by Aeon Motor.
Also on exhibit are "Elbow," a portable cassette player created by Lithuanian designers Andrius Zemaitis and Marius Maulikas, and "Bamboodia," a low-cost prosthetic made from bamboo by Tunghai University students that was designed for teenagers injured by landmines.
The exhibition will run until Feb. 25 at the Taiwan Design Museum at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.
The Golden Pin Design Award, now in its 37th year, was introduced by the Ministry of Economic Affairs' Industrial Development Bureau to recognize innovative designs in the Chinese-speaking world and is implemented by the Taiwan Design Center.
This year, close to 3,000 designs were submitted, and only around 20 will be honored with best design awards at a grand ceremony in Taipei on Dec. 7, according to the Golden Pin Design Award Group.
Meanwhile, the Golden Pin Concept Design Award, previously known as the Taiwan International Design Competition, honors designers and companies around the world that hold society-changing ideas.
Over 4,000 design concepts entered the competition this year, and the best design winners will be announced at the Dec. 7 ceremony, according to the group.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel