The 2016 Franz Award Preliminaries Has Successfully Concluded!

The 2016 Franz Award Preliminaries Has Successfully Concluded!
The Most Anticipated International Porcelain Design Competition – Franz Award is celebrating its 10th anniversary! The competition provides USD$35,000 in total and the nominees will be invited to the finals in Beijing! In order to support up-and-coming designers and seek the endless possibility of innovative porcelain design, the competition has attracted contestants from all over the world to compete for the grand prize with the theme – “Shine” that echoes with the annual theme of Franz Collection – “Blossom”.
This year, up-and-coming designers from 31 countries, 1414 groups in total  including China, Japan, Germany, the United States, Italy, Israel, Korea, Spain, Poland, Russia, Norway, Czech Republic etc. signed up for Franz Award.
The esteemed panel of judges of the preliminaries includes 10 professionals from the industrial design and craft  industries; the artworks were being examined by the host to see if they meet the requirements of the competition, on-line voting by the judges and a face to face discussion. Finally, 5 groups each from the porcelain design group and concept design group were nominated, the results will be announced on August 9th .
Esteemed Judges of the Preliminary Round
Concept Design Group

Yu-Fen Lo | Creative Director of CUCKOOlife and Pinyen Creative Inc.
2014 Maison&Objet Asia: Rising Asian Talents winner; 2010 La Triennale di Milano ; 2008 Paris MASON&OBJET.
Xiang-Ru Cheng | Stony-image Creative Inc. Founder and Creative Director
2011 Icograda Honorary Academy Award winner, 2011 Icograda Honorary Academy Award winner. Her contribute at academia and design are continue to receive wide recognitions at Cultural and Creative Design.
Vii Chen | Designer and Cofounder of ViiCHENDESIGN and HNH Living
2014 SALONESATELLITE Rising Asian Talents. ViiCHENDESIGN works with natural materials, advanced workmanship and extensions of memory. Her representative work such as “Interlaced” and ”Fruit and Vegetable peels”.
Wei-Lang Li | AfterainDesign’s Creative Director and Host of Dr.WOW Design Lab
ELLE DECORATION INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS - Hong Kong YOUNG DESIGNER TALENT winner, Taipei World Design Expo Curator and Art Director.
Zhi-Kun Tsai | Senior Designer of Franz Inc.
Esteemed Judges of the Preliminary Round
Porcelain Design Group
Guang-Min Zhang | Taiwan Design Center’s Chief consultant
ICSID Regional Adviser, RedDot design award assessment, G-Mark design award assessment.
Pan-Song Lin | Chinese Industrial Designers Association’s Chairman, chief convener and final reviewer
2011 Icograda Educational achievement award winner. 2005 DFA award winner. 2002Icograda Achievement Award winner.
Jie-Cheng Kuo | Chairman of Taiwan Design Alliance
Yo-Zong Hu | Ndd Design Studio General Manager
Taiwan's major design curator. Six years as the review process, and engaged in traditional craft industry counseling.
Guang-Yu Li | Design Director of Franz Inc.
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