Exploring Cultural Connections and Innovative Design: The 2024 Golden Pin Design Award’s Salon Tour Lands in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok This May!
May 9, 2021 Sarah

The Golden Pin Design Award’s “Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon” has officially launched its Asian tour this year. Following successful events in Shanghai and Shenzhen in April, the salon is now set for its next stops in Kuala Lumpur on May 14th and Bangkok on May 16th. Both salons will offer a blend of local offline events and engaging online live streaming sessions. Registration is now open, inviting enthusiasts and professionals alike to join this enriching experience!

The lineup of speakers is nothing short of stellar, featuring renowned designers and creatives from diverse backgrounds, such as Johnason Lo (Taiwan), the founder of JL DESIGN; Wei Chen (Taiwan), a project architect at Metahouse Architects & Associates; Yong Siong Yow (Yao) (Malaysia), co-founder of the esteemed design collective 1983ASIA; Thai architect Chatpong Chuenrudeemol, the 2020 Silpathorn Award laureate in the field of architecture; and Thai industrial designer Krit Phutpim, founder of Dots Design Studio. 

This year’s Kuala Lumpur event once again collaborates with Tsubaki Studio and the media partner CUTOUT Magazine, under the theme “Cultural Connections in Design: Exploring New Territories.” The salon aims to delve into how design serves as a bridge for cross-disciplinary collaboration and facilitates cultural exchange while fostering innovation opportunities.

The local speaker invited to this event is Yao, a prominent figure in the Asian design community. Yao, hailing from Malaysia, co-founded the 1983ASIA design company and the Asia Aesthetics Institute with partner Su Su from China. Their work is based on the diversity and symbiosis of Asian culture, and takes a clever union of cultural communication and commercial design. Since its inception in 2012, 1983ASIA has pioneered a unique Asian mash-up aesthetic, receiving accolades internationally and working with clients worldwide across various sectors.

Yao and Su Su are active members of esteemed design organizations such as TDAA (The Design Alliance Asia) and SCCDA (Shenzhen Cultural Creativity and Design Association). They have curated exhibitions, served as judges in design competitions, and contributed significantly to design education and cultural exchange. Their extensive experience and insightful research into Asian culture promise to bring a unique and comprehensive perspective to this salon.

Join the Golden Pin Salon now and be a part of the conversation!

The “Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon” events for 2024 are now open for registration. The Kuala Lumpur event will take place on May 14th (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM Malaysia time (GMT+8), hosted at The Toffee. Following that, the Bangkok event will be held on May 16th (Thursday) at 6:00 PM Bangkok time (GMT+7), at the 4th-floor auditorium of the AUA Language Center, Ratchadamri. Admission to the live events is free, and you can register at the following links: Kuala Lumpur event ( and Bangkok event ( Both salons will also be streamed live, welcoming designers from all around to participate. Stay tuned to the Golden Pin Design Award’s Facebook page for the latest updates and live streaming details.

About Golden Pin Salon

Since 2015, the Golden Pin Design Award has been hosting the “Design Perspectives x Golden Pin Salon” event annually, inviting creative minds from around the world to share their experiences and insights, collectively exploring more possibilities in design, and fostering innovation and development in the design industry and culture. 

Over the years, the Golden Pin Salon has organized over 30 events in more than 20 Asian cities including Taipei, Shanghai, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. Nearly a hundred designers and creative professionals from diverse fields have graced this international stage, sharing their design philosophies. The Golden Pin Salon has not only received acclaim from design enthusiasts but has also become a significant networking event in the Asian design community.

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