Taiwan-based bicycle design comp gets 1180 entries from around the world - BikeBiz

Taiwan-based bicycle design comp gets 1180 entries from around the world

There were 20 entries from the UK, 99 from the US, 25 from Australia and a whopping 337 from Taiwan itself. The international judges have now whittled the 1180 entries down to just 24. But will scooter-hybrids win again? The winners are announced on March 29th, 2003, the first day of the Taipei International Cycle Show.
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The annual International Bicycle Design Competition – sponsored by the Department of Industrial Technology of MOEA, Republic of China, and organized by the Taiwan Bicycle Industry R&D Center - was started in 1996, when only domestic designers participated.

Endorsed by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design since 1999, the IBDC provides an opportunity for bicycle designers, manufacturers and spoke-sniffers worldwide to create some truly wacky designs. Many are nothing new, some are too revolutionary to even contemplate making, most are plain daft. But some have potential.

This year the IBDC attracted 1180 registrations from 58 countries

The first round of judging has now taken place and twenty-four plans were selected. The evaluation jury was comprised of seven jurors, from the United States, Italy, France and Taiwan.

Chairman of the Evaluation Jury:

Jan-Nan Chen (Taiwan,Chairman of the CIDA

Jurors:

John S. Allen (USA,Nominated by Jay Townley & Associates, LLC)

Wen-Long Chen (Taiwan,General Manager, NOVA Design)

Nai-Wen Kiang (USA,Nominated by the Taiwan Bicycle Exporter's Association)

Pao-Pao Liu (Taiwan,General Director of the Taiwan Bicycle Industry R&D Center)

Alberto Meda (Italy,Nominated by the CIDA)

Patrick Streff (France,Nominated by the Taiwan Bicycle Industry R&D Center)

Here are the names of the 24 short-listed entries:

MOUNTEK-BIKE

EASY

MOMENTUM

m4M-minimal for maximum

BIBI

City-Fun

WHISK

Triple Threat

MANTIS

Free size bike

Sensibility Racing

GROW WITH ME BIKETRIKE

filou

Oie

Procumbent Bike

T3

Dancing Crab

CHILDREN FIT DRUM

T. no

Neo-board

Snow Leopard

Hiking Chair

Tribile

Double

Those entries will be made into 1/3-scale models to go into the Final Evaluation, which will be held next January.

BikeBiz.co.uk will attempt to get some pix of these entries.

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