One of China’s heavyweights in telecommunications, TCL, invited Danish design students to compete against their Chinese counterparts to come up with the best solution for the future design of TCL TVs. The winner was announced on November 13th at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Design School in Copenhagen.
The students in the competition are all from: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design; Tongji University, College of Design & Innovation and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, The School of Design.
The winners are:
1.Yao Qiren from Tongji University (2000 Euros and 6 months of workplacement at TCL)
2.Birgitte Fontél, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design and Elena Xu from Tongji University ( 1200 Euros and 6 months of workplacement at TCL)
3.Jin Hong Min and Qian Lunan from Tongji University (1000 Euros both)
All contributions from students on the future design of television sets are displayed from November 13th till 22th of December 2012: Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53, 1434 Copenhagen K, Building 53, Auditorium 4.
Minister for Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr welcomes cooperation with TCL and see great opportunities for closer cooperation between Danish design and the Chinese manufacturing industry: “There is great potential in linking the Danish design cluster and the Chinese manufacturing industry. When a company such as TCL, which sends more than 10 million TV sets on the market each year, is looking for partners within design, we must work to ensure that they primarily think of Denmark. That can for example be achieved through this type of competition that ensures international exposure of our design institutions.”
“At the same time, Danish students have a unique opportunity to learn from the Chinese and gain the global outlook, which is crucial if we wish to remain innovative and internationally competitive within the design industry in the years to come.”
Facts about TCL
TCL (The Creative Life), was founded in China in 1981, and is now one of the largest electronic companies in China with a global presence. TCL has 60.000 employees and more than 40 sales offices around the world, handling the company’s sales of televisions and mobile phones as well as the Thomson television sets and Alcatel mobile phones. Find more information at .