Taipei Cycle Design And Innovation Awards Winners
TAIPEI, Taiwan – An international jury selected 49 entries from 9 countries for a Taipei Cycle design and innovation award. The 5 gold winners will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Taipei Int’l Cycle Show next March 5.
The other 44 silver winners will be awarded at the Taipei Cycle TAIPEI CYCLE Pre-Show Press Conference Show on March 4. All winning products will be on display at the Show from March 5 to 8 on 1st and 4th floor of Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.
The Taipei Cycle design and innovation awards are organized by TAITRA and TBA (Taiwan Bicycle Association). Judges indicated several industry trends revealed by entries this year like the design for folding bikes which become even more compact and quick to fold. Another trend is the technology integration and software applications, such as mobile devices holders on bike frame, apps that monitor blood pressure and heart beats and GPS for bikes.
Future changing originality
The jury also noted that although some entries are still at prototype level, they reveal originality that could change the future in bikes. Judges suggested that future development should leap out of traditional cycling industry bounds and create cross-overs with other industries.
This year’s judges included Tony K. M. Chang (Taiwan Design Center/Taiwan), Shikuan Chen (Compal Electronics/Taiwan), Stijn Deferm (Stijn Cycles/Taiwan), Norbert Haller (IDberlin/Germany), Martin Kessler (Process Design/Switzerland) and Michael Steen (Nike/Taiwan).