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俯瞰Overlooking

Overlooking

[ Gold Award ]

 

Create the Yilan scenery in your mind by the free combination! The lego composition is applied on the cushion for the children to arrange their creativity into beautiful scenery, which means every chair is an unique artwork. Green farmlands, clear rivers and streams, meandering path and azure ocean are the elements of Yilan that are used in the work to recall the pure and fine Yilan from the memory.

 

Designer: LIN, TSAI-YING

豐收小鹿Lalikid

Lalikid

[ Silver Award ]

 

“Lalikid" means harvest festival in Kebalan language. The “deer" also represent harvest. We combine the work with traditional concept of the instrument “wooden drum" of ancient Kebalan. The antlers can be unplugged as drum sticks, and the children will be able to make a sound by hitting the chair surface. The work is not only made into a chair, but also a Kebalan traditional instrument.

 

Designer: WU, WEN-YU

竹圍Bamboo

Bamboo

[ Bronze Award ]

 

Bamboo contains the unique local customs of Yilan, along with Yilan ancestors through the history, and branded Yilan people’s hard working traces of life. Witnessing the history of the past, and highlighting the field view of the bamboo farmhouse has been reduced. The design by bamboo weaving combined with the coated shape, tells the significance meanings of bamboo style and function. The break-wind function was turned into a storage space, it also allows children to experience the memory of the entertainment under the bamboo during hot summer.

 

Designer: HE, JIA-FONG

田園樂Rural-Le’

Rural Le’

[ Excellent Work ]

 

TWhen you go to Yilan, you are going to see the glossy and green field, which is the magnificent Yilan plain. The design idea comes from the farmlands of Yilan. Pieces of cushions symbolizes acres of rice fields that is the most natural and beautiful scenery in Yilan. The childlike element “pinball” is added into the work, children are able to enjoy the pastoral beauty through playing game. The older generation who grew up in the farm will share their memory about rice fields and childhood in Yilan with children of modern days.

 

Designer: CHEN, JIN-RU

運蔥樂Rolling-Scallion

Rolling Scallion

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Rolling Scallion is a child’s seat with the shape of the truck.The trunk’s bright red color and the scallion’s emerald green color bring young children a colorful childhood! Children can ride on the back of the truck, which is a soft and comfortable scallion, to drive the car around at home. The green scallion is not only a cushion, but also can be played as an independent toy. By lining up the scallion-shape bowling bottle and using the ball in the driver’s seat as a bowling ball, you can try to knock down all the green scallion with friends!

 

Designer: LIN, FELIX-ALAN, CHENG, TING-SYUAN

山水田間Beauty-of-Yilan

Beauty of Yilan

[ Excellent Work ]

 

The design concept of “Beauty of Yilan" comes from the landscape of Yilan. We mainly divide our work into three parts, the mountain, water and plain. The concept is based on the three-sides surrounding mountain, and the front figure is also made into mountain shape. The cushion has two parts, the concept of Yilan plain is conveyed by the upper part with matching color. It can be removed as an expansile cushion, and it can be used as children’s puzzle game. The lower part of the cushion shows the water resources of Yilan plain, so that children can learn about the terrain of Yilan while playing.

 

Designer: YAO, TI-WEN, AN, WEN

翠蔥搖落趣-Rocking-Fun

Rocking Fun

[ Excellent Work ]

 

The work begins with the attitude of children’s toys, and the most representative scallion color of Yilan as decoration. It is a children rocking chair when it is quiescence, but a parent’s small stool when it is inverted. It is a chair that makes parents and children to share the joy with each other.”Rocking Fun” is a chair which allow more interaction between parents and children in a relaxing and happy situation, and the parents accompany the playing children.When the parents recall their childhood, they will recall the beauty of Yilan as well. It is a child rocking chair when sitting from the front, it is a stool that adults can sit on it when it was turned 90 degrees.

 

Designer: CHEN, SHIH-YI

牛舌椅Cow-Tongue-Chair-(2)

Cow Tongue Chair

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Ox-tongue-shaped pastry is the famous local souvenir in Yilan, and it was first invented by a small bakery at Central Market in Yilan; It was an inspiration from an old master who learned baking techniques in Xiamen City, Fujian Province, and the idea of ox-tongue-shaped pastry was realized after the master was back in Taiwan, it was named because of the shape. The chair’s design is according to the long and thin shape of the pastry, and ropes are used to represent the honey in the middle, which also help to increase the permeability.

 

Designer: WANG, KUO-FU, HUANG, TENG-WEI

史東先生Mr.-Stone

Mr. Stone

[ Excellent Work ]

 

There was once an invisible playmate in every child’s mind. Collecting stones in different shapes is the familiar memory of those Yilan children who grew up with nature. “Mr. Stone" is like kids’ best friend. The mobility is provided by the rounded shape, and the flexibility is woven by linen. The chair would like convey the strong affectional connection between local Yilan children and the land, and further connect the most familiar memory of the children in Yilan.

 

Designer: CHEN, WEI-CHIH, WANG, FU-HUA

好蔥明Smart

Smart

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Starting with local Yilan elements, the chair cleverly showing the shape of the Sansing green onions, the slightly tilted and crisscross chair legs can stabilize the chair. The legs can be replaced by longer ones, which means it could accompanied children to grow up. It is colored with environmental friendly paint, and it also show Yilan element on the chair surface, duck touring, whale watching, golden spines, rain and Lizejian bridge. Some spaces were left empty for the kids to place the building blocks, it not only helps to train their hand-eye coordination ability, the child can better understand the characteristics of Yilan.

 

Designer: CHUNG, HUI-YOU

亭仔腳Pavilion

Pavilion

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Tou-Cheng old street is the first town in Yilan plain, which was the most important economic center at the time. Nowadays, it’s the only old street in Yilan. The old houses beside the old street was built by
red bricks, which is famous of its arch roof and the collocation of red or white bricks that is called the “Pavilion". The red and white bricks building beside arch roof is the feature of the chair legs, and the bamboo texture means the arrangement of the bricks. Red cushion shows the relaxing spot for people on the old street. Children can learn about the cultural history of the old street that enrich their knowledge! “Pavilion" aim to make modern people understand the unique Tou-Cheng old street architectural style, and to pass down the cultural heritage. Though the streets are not as prosperous as before, we hope to educate the next generation by “Pavilion" in order for the precious culture to be inherited.

 

Designer: LIN, KAI-YEN, YIWAN-WUMA

玩轉.宜蘭食光Have-Fun

Have Fun

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

The delectable food in Yilan is known far and wide, people always have wonderful memories about enjoyable food when they visit Yilan. We use a famous delicacy in Yilan— scallion clay oven rolls as the concept of “Have Fun", children can sit on the chair while spinning around and eating Yilan snacks.When the gap on the cake meets the scallion pattern, the internal mortise could be engaged and the chair could be opened. The interior space of the chair can be used as a treasure box. Put your favorite things inside just like you own a treasure box.

 

Designer: WU, SSU-YING, TSENG, CHING-TING, LIAO, YU-CHI

拔蔥Pull-Scallion

Pull Scallion

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

There is abundant rainfall on Yilan plain because of the excellent geographical conditions and climate. Among all of the crops, Sansing Green Onion is the most distinctive one. We use the green onion as the design of chair legs, it symbolizes the collecting of Sansing onions when the chair is being pulled out. The space in chair is for children to accommodate toys, it can help to train children to keep a good storage habit. The action of putting the chair back in the box means re-planting again, and also means the expectation of next harvest. The work is expected to have two seats for now, and hopefully we will develop the single-seat and three-seat version in the future.

 

Designer: TSENG, JAN-YU, LIEN, SZU-YA

虎鯨小凳Orca

Orca

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

The whale as a main concept of the design of the children stool, which mainly shows the spirit about the sea and whale around Yilan.

 

Designer: CHIANG, TUNG-HAN

阿牛啊A-Niu-A

A Niu A

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

There are a lots of fields in Yilan. Although the farming partner of every family “cattle" may have been largely replaced by machine, the image of cattle has been deeply imprinted in people’s mind. The cattle was well the indispensable partner of farmers, I hope the spirit of cattle can be passed down for the children to understand the features of old Yilan, by turning the concept of cattle into rocking chair in this work.

 

Designer: LIN, SHANG-HAO

乘鯨記Dolphin-rocking-chair

Dolphin rocking chair

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

In the sea around Gueishan Island, the whales and dolphins swim freely. I choose the beautiful shape of the whales and dolphins as the appearance of the rocking chair. The children will feel happiness of swimming like the whales and dolphins. You can lie down on dolphin rocking chair or have fun with another person on it, books and toys can also be placed on it. Hop on and take a trip to the enjoyable unknown journey with dolphin!

 

Designer: YEN, HSIU-YU

QQ糖椅Sugar-Q

Sugar Q

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

Wu-Nuan Stone Bridge is the ancient bridge that link Jiaosi and Yilan. Nowadays, it is a valuable sight-seeing spot, and a link of surrounding attractions.
Inheriting the past and developing the futures is the concept of my work, and Wu-Nuan stone bridge is the image of the design. I create these chair legs, chair surface and cushions which can be separated. The children can deform QQ sugar easily according to their own needs and imagination. Is it a long bench? a chair? or a cushion? Infinite possibilities are waiting for the children to create.

 

Designer: Chao-Lung Cheng

牛舌椅Cow-Tongue-Chair

Cow Tongue Chair

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

In the old time, parents must hold a banquet when the baby turns four-month old, and the ox-tongue-shaped pastry will be hanged in front of the baby’s chest as the necklace to wish the baby grow up in peace. Cow Tongue Chair as the continuation of the story, parents will hand over the chair to the children to wish them a happy outdoor life. Recent years, picnic has become a trend in Taiwan, it not only helps to improve parent-child relationships, but also increase the amount of child activity by going picnic. Cow Tongue Chair is both a chair and a picnic box, the carrying handle could be rotated and be fasten by the belt to become a chair.

 

Designer: HUANG, SHAO-HSUAN

翻。接Catch

Catch

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

International Children’s Folklore & Folkgame Festival, Yilan is a significance holiday in Taiwan, children can meet all kinds of toys through time, and family and friends are gather to have fun. The concept of the style “Catch" comes from Kendama, this chair is also a storage box for toys. A “catch" equals to two chairs when the children are with friends or at a play-zone. Besides the appearance, it also tells the spirit of sharing of the children festival, the children is not only sharing toys but also the chair.

 

Designer: LIN, HSIN-YU, PAN, PO-CHUAN

甲仙小凳Rhinoceros-Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

Lots of Rhinoceros beetle appeared up in Jiaosi, Yilan, it symbolizes the good water quality, nice weather and strong forest environment of Yilan. However, it has also attracted unscrupulous people who cast their greedy eyes on them to catch and sale, which is very undesirable to see. The inspiration of “Rhinoceros Beetle" comes from the insect rhinoceros beetle, we hope to let more people know and pay attention to the ecology, so that the people and our children have a little knowledge of the beetle, and further to help to protect the species. The backrest of the chair is like the antenna of the beetle, and it can also be used as a hanger for children’s cloth. Also, the beetle likes to climb on Griffith’s Ash and eats its’ skin, that is why the functional base underneath is crafted into tree-like wood, children can place their books or toys under the chair. I hope Rhinoceros beetle continuous to live with Yilan people happily through the chair’s partcipation in our life, and we can learn how to live with nature.

 

Designer: CHANG, KAI-YANG

逗Fu-To--Fun

To Fun

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

Tofu Cape is the unique coastal landscape of Yilan. The image is showed by the surface of the chair, which is made by wooden building blocks. The bottom of our work is made of bandages, which transcend the stereotype of the Tofu Cape. It not only gives a sense of flexibility as tofu, but also creates more surprises when people sit down. The appearance of the work is also inspired by Nanfanao Bridge, therefore it can be placed upside down to show different appearance. The surfing culture in Yialn is also brought out by the curve design of FU/ TO FUN, children can understand and experience the style of Yilan while having fun.

 

Designer: HAIAO, YU-HSIN, LIN, YI-HUNG, CHEN, PIN-SHIH

鴨•米Yummy

Yummy

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

Ducks are the statesman with great achievements for protecting the crops on the beautiful Yilan plain, the theme of the chair is therefore rice crop and the material is bamboo that has short life period. The aim of the design is to extend the life cycle of the product and make it an all ages available one. The duck on the top can be removed for the children to play, the farmland chair below allow the adult to join the game. People at all ages can enjoy the chair when the both parts are combined, grown-ups can experience the happiness of childhood, which makes the ordinary days become more fun.

 

Designer: CHEN, YING-JUI, SHEN, YU-LIEN

沃Fertile

Fertile

[ Judges’ Choice ]

 

Yilan is surrounded by ocean. Yilan plain as the fertile land facing Pacific ocean, it has nurtured agriculture profoundly. The topography is demonstrated in the form of chaise longue metaphorically, and the seat is made of fabric stitching with embroidery, representing the different agricultural products and the changing seasons of farmlands. The Mandarin name of the work pronounced as “wò", with the same pronunciation of lie-down in Mandarin , which means the chair can be a place for children to play, to read and to lay down to rest.

 

Designer: CHU, YU-CHEN, SU, PIN-CHI

甲仙小凳Rhinoceros-Beetle

Rhinoceros Beetle

[ Silver Award ]

 

Lots of Rhinoceros beetle appeared up in Jiaosi, Yilan, it symbolizes the good water quality, nice weather and strong forest environment of Yilan. However, it has also attracted unscrupulous people who cast their greedy eyes on them to catch and sale, which is very undesirable to see. The inspiration of “Rhinoceros Beetle" comes from the insect rhinoceros beetle, we hope to let more people know and pay attention to the ecology, so that the people and our children have a little knowledge of the beetle, and further to help to protect the species. The backrest of the chair is like the antenna of the beetle, and it can also be used as a hanger for children’s cloth. Also, the beetle likes to climb on Griffith’s Ash and eats its’ skin, that is why the functional base underneath is crafted into tree-like wood, children can place their books or toys under the chair. I hope Rhinoceros beetle continuous to live with Yilan people happily through the chair’s partcipation in our life, and we can learn how to live with nature.

 

Designer: CHANG, KAI-YANG

田園樂Rural-Le’

Rural Le’

[ Bronze Award ]

 

TWhen you go to Yilan, you are going to see the glossy and green field, which is the magnificent Yilan plain. The design idea comes from the farmlands of Yilan. Pieces of cushions symbolizes acres of rice fields that is the most natural and beautiful scenery in Yilan. The childlike element “pinball” is added into the work, children are able to enjoy the pastoral beauty through playing game. The older generation who grew up in the farm will share their memory about rice fields and childhood in Yilan with children of modern days.

 

Designer: CHEN, JIN-RU

亭仔腳Pavilion

Pavilion

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Tou-Cheng old street is the first town in Yilan plain, which was the most important economic center at the time. Nowadays, it’s the only old street in Yilan. The old houses beside the old street was built by
red bricks, which is famous of its arch roof and the collocation of red or white bricks that is called the “Pavilion". The red and white bricks building beside arch roof is the feature of the chair legs, and the bamboo texture means the arrangement of the bricks. Red cushion shows the relaxing spot for people on the old street. Children can learn about the cultural history of the old street that enrich their knowledge! “Pavilion" aim to make modern people understand the unique Tou-Cheng old street architectural style, and to pass down the cultural heritage. Though the streets are not as prosperous as before, we hope to educate the next generation by “Pavilion" in order for the precious culture to be inherited.

 

Designer: LIN, KAI-YEN, YIWAN-WUMA

史東先生Mr.-Stone

Mr. Stone

[ Excellent Work ]

 

There was once an invisible playmate in every child’s mind. Collecting stones in different shapes is the familiar memory of those Yilan children who grew up with nature. “Mr. Stone" is like kids’ best friend. The mobility is provided by the rounded shape, and the flexibility is woven by linen. The chair would like convey the strong affectional connection between local Yilan children and the land, and further connect the most familiar memory of the children in Yilan.

 

Designer: CHEN, WEI-CHIH, WANG, FU-HUA

好蔥明Smart

Smart

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Starting with local Yilan elements, the chair cleverly showing the shape of the Sansing green onions, the slightly tilted and crisscross chair legs can stabilize the chair. The legs can be replaced by longer ones, which means it could accompanied children to grow up. It is colored with environmental friendly paint, and it also show Yilan element on the chair surface, duck touring, whale watching, golden spines, rain and Lizejian bridge. Some spaces were left empty for the kids to place the building blocks, it not only helps to train their hand-eye coordination ability, the child can better understand the characteristics of Yilan.

 

Designer: CHUNG, HUI-YOU

同椅童椅Shair

Shair

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Panna Cotta Roll, one of the speciaties in Yilan. Shair is designed with the round shape and crops-alike green color that makes people want to get closer to it. The design of long bench signifys the image that many children sit and share the cake roll together, also the wonderful scene of children’s joyful smile.

 

Designer: WANG, CHEN-YU

夢想成箏Dreaming-Kite

Dreaming Kite

[ Excellent Work ]

 

Yilan County Dongshan Township, also known as the hometown of kites, and the birthplace of kite, perhaps the kids learn to pursue their dream and to hold their heads up while running. 《DREAMING KITE》is like a kite in the air, which the kite become the chair, the color on the pad is like tangram. It allows children to create their own style. The kite flying ribbon became the titled chair feet, which is like makes the dream of those creative children come ture.

 

Designer: SHIH, PAO-CHENG

玩轉.宜蘭食光Have-Fun

Have Fun

[ Excellent Work ]

 

The delectable food in Yilan is known far and wide, people always have wonderful memories about enjoyable food when they visit Yilan. We use a famous delicacy in Yilan— scallion clay oven rolls as the concept of “Have Fun", children can sit on the chair while spinning around and eating Yilan snacks.When the gap on the cake meets the scallion pattern, the internal mortise could be engaged and the chair could be opened. The interior space of the chair can be used as a treasure box. Put your favorite things inside just like you own a treasure box.

 

Designer: WU, SSU-YING, TSENG, CHING-TING, LIAO, YU-CHI