Taipei Talk to Champion Design for Sustainability

26 Oct 2019

The annual Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Forum returns on 5 December with talks from four international design luminaries at Songshan Cultural and Creative Park in Taipei.

Featured speakers are Mr. Huat Lim, Ms. Haruna Yamada, Mr. Hirokazu Kobayashi, and Ms. Luisa Bocchietto, with guest panellist, Mr. Tony Chi. Live translations of the entire talk will be available in English, Chinese or Japanese.

Ms. Haruna Yamada & Mr. Hirokazu Kobayashi are artists/designers at multi award-winning design firm SPREAD in Japan. The Tokyo-born and Nagaoka Institute of Design-educated duo combines specialisms in landscape design and graphic design.

Their talk will introduce SPREAD's latest projects and design philosophy under the title, ‘Think the Past, Create the Future’. They served on the Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Final Selection jury.

Mr. Huat Lim, managing director of zlgdesign in Malaysia, has worked with the likes of Zaha Hadid and Ron Herron. After graduating from the prestigious AA School of Architecture in London, he co-founded zlgdesign with Susanne Zeidler in 1992, and went on to design several landmark projects including National Library Singapore.

His talk is titled ‘Beyond Sustainability: Biophilia and Productive Architecture’. Mr. Lim previously spoke at the Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Salon in Kuala Lumpur. 

Architect and industrial design expert from Italy, Luisa Bocchietto was president of the World Design Organization from 2017 to 2019. Born in Italy and educated at the school of architecture at Politecnico in Milano, Ms. Bocchietto also served as president of the Industrial Design Association in Italy from 2008 to 2014.

Her talk, ‘Design for Humanity’ sews together thoughts on human-centered design and sustainability. Ms. Bocchietto served on the Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Final Selection jury.

Mr. Tony Chi is an illustrious Taiwanese-American founder of NYC interior design firm tonychi. His design harnesses the intangible allure of time and place, and his wide-ranging portfolio includes iconic names like the Rosewood London, Intercontinental Geneva, Andaz Tokyo, Park Hyatt Shanghai, Rosewood Hong Kong and New York's Carlyle Hotel.

He will join the panel discussion after the talks. Mr. Chi also served on the Golden Pin Design Award 2019 Final Selection jury.