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This December, visitors to Taipei’s Songshan Cultural and Creative Park will have the rare opportunity to walk through China Airlines’ latest cabin interior design, peruse the 416 Golden Pin Design Mark winning products and projects for 2014, and hear from local and global design industry leaders–such as Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed Studio, Jung-Ya Hsieh, Founder of GIXIA Group, and George Arriola, Founder and COO of Monohm Inc.–in a design-focused TEDxTaipei salon. The Golden Pin Design Award 2014 Exhibition, which features the most innovative huaren (Chinese-speaking) market products and projects from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Malaysia, has been designed to be a multimedia experience. Videos and projections of large industrial design products and interior design projects sit alongside real winning design objects. Design works are accompanied by information on the history and future direction of the Golden Pin Design Award. China Airline’s will provide a special display worth US$700,000 of genuine cabin components from their most recent carrier, the 777-300ER, including the Sky Lounge–a unique Business Class feature that includes a library and three cafe-style bar areas–as well as First, Business, and Economy Class seats. China Airline’s Chief Designer, Ray Chen, led the innovative interior design project. VVG Lifestyle Village, another local 2014 Design Mark winner, will recreate one of their heartwarming restaurants and retail businesses inside the exhibition space, allowing visitors to experience the company’s successful interior design concept in miniature. A new video by experimental design brand, I’MPERFECT, which is the brainchild of Hong Kong-based CoDesign Ltd and CoLAB, will premier at the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to see some of the company’s “imperfect” products, such as their I'MPERFECT MUG, which celebrates rather than covers up the black dots or scars in glaze that are the result of the mass manufacturing process. The exhibition opens on December 11, 2014, and closes on March 1, 2015, at the Taiwan Design Museum in Taipei’s Songshan Cultural and Creative Park. Members of the public can visit the exhibition for FREE until December 31. Also taking place on 11 December is TEDxTaipei Salon: Designed Transformed, an event that brings design industry leaders from around the world together for the very first time in Taipei. Attendees of the event will have the rare opportunity to hear the stories behind the success of eight locally and globally renowned design industry and business leaders including Eric Pan, CEO of Seeed Studio, a Forbes China’s “30 Under 30” entrepreneur and a driver of “maker culture” in China; Jung-Ya Hsieh, Founder of GIXIA Group, which includes the newly founded, highly innovative THAT Inventions Co.; and Japan and San Francisco-based George Arriola, Founder and COO of Monohm Inc. and a former UX designer for Sony and Apple. Taiwanese contemporary dance group Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) will open the event. People working at companies that have entered the Golden Pin Design Award this year or in past years and for members of Taiwan Design BOCO ( can register now. Visit The event runs from 10am-4pm at Performance Hall at Eslite Spectrum Songyan Store.