Yilan Chair International Design Award 2018

We are looking forward to designers who consistently discover features from local landscapes, living styles, folk festivals, traditional workmanship, natural materials, and manufacturing techniques and transfer these concepts into the “Seating Design” and “Seating Design for Children”.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Furniture
Country Yilan County, Taiwan
Registration Deadline 23 August 2018 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 23 August 2018 (via Online)
Eligibility All
Target Field All participating works must be original, never previously made public or sold.

The Yilan Chair International Design Award came about as a vehicle to convey the passion and hospitality of Yilan people as well as the natural beauty of the county’s mountain forests. Yilan County Government has linked the local natural features and living styles to fit the goals which Yilan County Government is striving for: a “children’s dreamland” and a “city of innovation” through the power of creative design. The Yilan Chair International Design Award was born for these purposes. The competition has also become the backbone of the local cultural and creative industry: a local design industry featuring furniture, stationary and toys.
The Yilan Chair International Design Award is a brand of design competition based on a city. In the past five years, more than 4,000 works registered, and in 2017 a new record was reached: the works came from as many as 35 countries. Through the competition, the participation of eminent designers all over the world, the design observation and learning activities, the outreach of the exhibitions, and the collaboration with elaborate traditional workmen and local wood industries, the competition has been elevated to a worldwide platform for the communication of professional designers and an eminent international brand of creative furniture design competition
Culture, environmental sustainability and tourism are the core spirit of Yilan County. The county government has established the unique Yilan experience by supporting cultural inheritance, sustainability and zero-carbon tourism industry. The International Yilan Chair Design Award will carry out the core concept of “Green Design and Forest Aesthetics ”, and we believe that design is the power of warmness which will bring happiness and changes to different group individually. The target issues have been expanded to cover “the respect and care of the multi-cultural society” and “the sustainability and the balance of the environment” and create a real sustainable living area, and the dreamland for living.
Categories: Seating Design for Children (Group A) and Seating Design (Group B)

Not yet announced

- Awards Categories
Gold Award: 1 winner receiving NT$200,000 and a certificate
Silver Award: 1 winner receiving NT$90,000 and a certificate
Bronze Award: 1 winner receiving NT$30,000 and a certificate
Merit Awards: 5 winners, each receiving NT$10,000 and a certificate
Honorable Mention: 5 winners, each receiving a certificate
Award for Top Popularity: 1 winner receiving a certificate
- Special Award from Taiwan Furniture Properties Association (TFPA)
1 winner receiving NT$50,000 and a certificate
- Woodwork Progress Award (Scholarship from Furniture Foundation, HDG)
The total scholarship for the 3 winners is NT$66,000.

Entry Fee
If the submissions pass primaryreview, the submissionswill enter final review and selection.A design mockup of each submission is required to be delivered, and we subsidize each mockup NT$8,000. The ratio between the mockup and the real work should be 1:1.

Finalist Announcement: Mid-Sep, 2018
Mockup Submissions: Before 5pm, Oct 26(Fri), 2018
Award Ceremony: Nov 10 (Sat), 2018(provisional)
Exhibition of Selected Works: Nov10~Nov 30, 2018 (provisional)

Past winners

Cultural Affairs Bureau, Yilan County, Lanyang Cultural and Educational Foundation

Official Website