World Hardware Capital, A Haven for Design – 19th International Industrial Design Contest for Hardware Products Invites Global Entries

World Hardware Capital, the Confluence of Chinese Design and Industry

In the global landscape of manufacturing, Yongkang, an emerging industrial city nestled in the eastern province of Zhejiang, China, shines like a brilliant gem. Renowned for its profound heritage in metalware and its vigorous growth momentum, it has earned the accolade of being the “World Capital of Hardware.” Serving as a pivotal production base for hardware products both in China and worldwide, Yongkang is dedicated to building a world-class cluster for the hardware industry, aiming to amplify its global impact.

For designers worldwide, Yongkang represents not just a vast stage but also fertile ground brimming with opportunities. Local enterprises here harbor a strong desire for innovative design, seeking to bolster product competitiveness and tap into international markets through the power of design. The thriving hardware industry in Yongkang provides designers with a one-stop platform to bridge the gap from concept to market, enabling the perfect amalgamation of design philosophy and industrial application. Rich practical opportunities and extensive commercial prospects are being nurtured here, offering a rich loam for design innovation to flourish.

Eighteen Years of Cultivating the International Design Arena

Since its inception in 2006, the International Industrial Design Contest for Hardware Products, organized by the Yongkang Municipal People’s Government, has successfully convened for 18 editions, serving as a crucial link between global design talents and China’s hardware industry. This event has not only spanned nearly 30 countries and regions worldwide but also attracted thousands of outstanding design entries. Each contest has been closely aligned with societal trends and cutting-edge technologies, focusing on identifying and promoting innovative designs with industrialization potential that meet the practical needs of Yongkang’s economic development and industrial upgrading, thereby driving technological innovation and industrial progress in the global hardware sector.

2024 Call for Entries: A Global Playground for Designers

This year, the 19th International Industrial Design Contest for Hardware Products officially extends an invitation to designers across the globe. The submission period will conclude at 24:00 (Beijing Time) on October 10th, during which students, faculty, design agencies, companies, and freelance designers from universities and institutions worldwide can register for free. With a total prize pool of 3.63 million RMB, the contest features two primary categories:

1. The “Golden Star” Product Award, aimed at designs with prominent commercial and social value that can be rapidly industrialized, particularly those that integrate deeply with Yongkang’s manufacturing sector.

2. The Creative Sub-Category Competitions, jointly initiated by the organizing committee and six local manufacturers in Yongkang, targeting specific product categories such as outdoor leisure goods, quickly-assembled houses, sports leisure vehicles, health cups and pots, rehabilitation care products, and fitness equipment. Judging will be based on criteria including innovation, feasibility, completeness, and market potential.

The Power of Design, Yongkang’s Future

Whether you’re a budding talent in the design realm or a seasoned veteran, Yongkang awaits your participation to co-author a new chapter in the integrated development of design and manufacturing. Every stroke of your creativity holds the potential to be a pivotal piece in transforming the industry, adding to the luster of the “World Hardware Capital.”

Yongkang, this city renowned for hardware, now opens its arms wide to invite designers from around the globe to join the 19th International Industrial Design Contest for Hardware Products. Together, we shall explore the boundless possibilities of merging design with industry. We look forward to witnessing sparks of innovation from every corner of the earth, blossoming into dazzling brilliance upon the fertile ground of Yongkang, a land brimming with opportunity.

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Company Name: 19th International Industrial Design Contest for Hardware Products
Contact Person: Mei Guowu
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Country: China
Website: www.ykwjdesign.com


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