Since its transformation in 2014, the Golden Pin Design Award has received the support and coverage of domestic and international media over the years. This year, twenty-three iconic media outlets serve as the media partners of the 2020 Golden Pin Design Award. Hailing from Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Italy, some of these iconic media outlets are new additions to the Golden Pin Design Award’s network of media partners, including Mainland China’s Topys and Taiwan’s Shopping Design, BIOS Monthly, MOT TIMES, Damanwoo, and uDesign. Outstanding designs discovered by the Golden Pin Design Award will be given coverage provided by our media partners, allowing for the obtainment of greater international exposure.
This year’s Golden Pin Design Award has fifteen Taiwanese media partners: Shopping Design, BIOS Monthly, uDesign, La Vie Magazine, MOT TIMES, Damanwoo, DesignWant, Living & Design, Interior, XinArchi, Dspace, MyDesy, Oneday, Very Mulan, and QDY. Shopping Design was established in 2006 and specializes in the three major topics of design & lifestyle, lifestyle economy, and cultural innovation. The quarterly magazine covers both knowledge content and tried experiences, is available both as a hard copy and electronically, and helps readers discover interesting and meaningful stories and individuals in the design community and as thus, is a highly influential content platform for design and lifestyle in the global Chinese community. Established in 2011, BIOS Monthly is a media owned by the BIOS Group that specializes in the creative arts covering the fields of film, music, literature, and design. Its in-depth interviews of creative individuals, discussions of modern creative culture, and a purview into Taiwan’s unique creative landscape provide readers with authentic lifestyle experiences in different fields of creative arts.
Established in 2014, uDesign is a cultural and creative platform that unionizes design media with e-commerce. The platform contains four major pillars: Design Reading, Design Shopping, Featured Articles, and Limited-Time Group Buying Offers, and its website covers domestic and international design trends while convening a multitude of international design brands. The La Vie magazine is dedicated to the exploration of lifestyle and the latest trends in art and design, meeting readers’ needs for aesthetic knowledge as well as practical methods for their application. The magazine underwent a redesign this year to give it a more modern and humanistic brand identity and hopes to present readers with richer and more diverse content.
MOT TIMES is a professional media outlet for furniture and architectural design that provides readers with firsthand design news and trends, as well as featured interviews and analyses content. With its in-depth observations of international design trends, MOT TIMES is a winner of the 13th Click! Awards (an online advertising award held for both sides of the Taiwan Strait) and has been the only or one of two media outlets from the Chinese-speaking region to secure an exclusive partnership with major international design expos (e.g., Maison et Objet, Dubai Design Week). Damanwoo is a website that specializes in the lifestyle topics of design, creative culture, arts, crowdfunding, and technology trends. It uses a more casual writing style to share and promote the latest artistic and cultural news in Taiwan and around the world. At the same time, it explores new horizons in the field of creative lifestyle through the use of in-depth interviews, special-topic articles, and short, easily consumable articles for readers.
This year’s Golden Pin Design Award resumes its partnership with LMG Media Group, which specializes in the fields of architectural and spatial design. DesignWant, an online media brand of the group that focuses on the topics of interior design and home decoration, shares exceptional design cases from design teams around the world daily, thereby enriching and providing inspiration to its readers. The Living & Design magazine, another media brand of the group, collects residential interior designs from around the world and provides firsthand international design news as well as exhibition information, and thereby provides readers with a multifaceted perspective.
The Interior magazine is an interior design magazine that provides comprehensive insight into design, the humanities, and lifestyle. It not only commits to introducing international trends and ideas, but also presents the current state of Taiwan’s diverse and internationally recognized design scene in detailed accuracy, thus serving as an important medium for the West in understanding Taiwan’s spatial culture. XinArchi, a content platform for architectural design under XinMedia, is in its fourth year as a media partner of the Golden Pin Design Award. The platform aims to appease the vast audience of “architecture lovers” by showcasing global design cases, providing trend analysis, and guiding its readers in experiencing the glamor of architectural and spatial design. Additionally, it serves as a platform for the learning and sharing of easily consumable knowledge.
Dspace is a Taiwanese bimonthly interior design magazine established for the purpose of the enhancement of professional value and status in the Taiwanese interior design industry. It gathers international cases and interdisciplinary information on interior design and commits to serving as a major channel for industry professionals to understand global trends, in addition to a platform for the interdisciplinary collaboration between the public, industrial, and academic sectors. MyDesy is a famous online lifestyle media outlet that focuses on the development and nurturing of young designers. The website covers many topics, including cultural arts, creative design, advertising & marketing, and aesthetic lifestyle. Every day, the editing team finds and picks out exceptional design cases from around the world to fuel designers and creators with new inspirations.
Oneday is a lifestyle magazine deeply rooted in the local Taiwanese community. With a spotlight on Taiwanese social issues and human stories, it aims to write stories worth telling and covers a wide variety of topics, including design, architecture, food, music, film, and literature. The magazine and its brand of the same name are widely popular among younger audiences. Very Mulan is a feminist media platform dedicated to covering stories of women’s participation in social innovation and exploring the many aspects of design from a feminist angle. The QDY magazine is Taiwan’s first multi-faceted Japanese culture magazine, combining the fields of lifestyle, arts, design, history, and technology. The magazine is a recipient of the 2017 Golden Pin Design Mark and a winner of the Golden Tripod Awards, the highest honor in the Taiwanese publishing industry. It is popular among Japanese culture lovers and readers with an interest in Taiwan-Japanese cultural exchange.
This year’s mainland-Chinese based media partners include Sina Real Estate Design Channel and Sina Home. Both media partners operate under Sina Corporation, the fourth largest internet portal site in Mainland China, provide exemplary cases of architectural and interior design as well as other practical information as part of an ongoing effort to make inroads between designers and local industries. Another media partner returning this year is Tencent Home, a renowned business-to-business information platform in the Chinese home industry that provides the latest industry news and abundant information on interior design, home decoration, construction material, and furniture. Topys is a first-time media partner in this year’s Golden Pin Design Award. The website focuses on the core topics of creativity, aesthetics, educational experience, and museum economics, and has interviewed over 100 top creators around the world since its establishment in 2003. With over thirty thousand original articles, which have accumulated roughly one billion views and over one million visitors, Topys is one of the most renowned creative content platforms in China.
There are four international media partners in this year’s award: DesignWanted, CUTOUT, IdN, and Indonesia Design (iD). The Italian-based DesignWanted originally shared design cases via its Instagram profile and has garnered over eight hundred thousand followers from around the world to date. In 2015, it expanded its operations and transformed itself into a professional media outlet focusing on design, architecture, and technology. Now a highly influential online media platform, the website provides in-depth trend analysis on branding, marketing, and business development. The Malaysian-based CUTOUT is a top design magazine that provides graphic design and popular culture content along with interviews and innovative ideas. The half-yearly magazine has received several international recognitions and is a winner of the 2014 Golden Pin Design Award’s Design of the Year Award.
The Hong Kong-based IdN is a Chinese-English bilingual magazine that is published six times a year. The magazine features international designs related to a diverse range of selected topics, including packaging design, infographics, and brand identity, and serves as a valuable design handbook for designers and design lovers. The Indonesian-based iD, a bimonthly English magazine that has been in print for over sixteen years, mainly reports on the topics of architecture, arts, interior design, and product design. One of the most renowned and influential design media in Southeast Asia, iD was the winner of the bronze award for Best in Magazine Overall Design at the 2015 Asia Media Awards.
The awards ceremony will be held on December 11th, during which the two top honors—Best Design and the Special Annual Award—will be presented to the winners. For the latest news, stay tuned with us on social media and official website.