On 12 December 2014, China Red Star Design Award Ceremony was held in Beijing. 6037 products from 1561 enterprises participated in judgment. The amount of enterprises and products increased by 21.9% and 8.4%. Nearly 300 products are awarded. There are 7 categories of the awarded products: information and communication products, consumer electronics and home appliances, household goods and clothing, arts and crafts and lighting products packaging, medical devices and equipment manufacturing, transportation and public facilities, building decoration and other fields.
This year, China Red Star Design Award presented 3 highlights: Design for APEC of Beijing is awarded of China Red Star Design Special Award; 4 Red Star Release; award-winning products designed to serve the people.
Red Star Release
1. Red Star Index
Using data collection and analysis, Red Star Index researches the industry trend. Red Star Index is closely related to big data. In recent years, Beijing established the first classification standard of design industry in china and started design industry statistics. In order to serve for the enterprises, this year Red Star Design Index released the booming index, 50 index, and creativity index and first released the 50 Red Star Design Indexes.
2. Red Star Ranking list
Red Star Ranking list is based on awarded enterprises from 2006 to 2013 and to rank the awarded data. Executive Chairman of Red Star, Mr. Chen Dongliang said: with the publishing of the list, it can be realized that China Red Star Design Award has been accompanied by China’s economic transformation and growth of China’s enterprises.
3. Lenovo CPS Program
Lenovo is the top one enterprises of Red Star Ranking list, the Vice President of Lenovo, Mr. Yao Yingjia: the CPS program is a comprehensive open resources service platform. Through establishing lab and building industry base, lenovo gathered the global resource to serve the future industry which affects the Chinese life style and quality.
4. Red Star Crowd-funding
Based on analysis of design consumption and creative resources, Red Star Crowd-funding integrates creativity, finance and e-commerce. Red Star Design Award is using new financial strength to help more designers. The start of the project will solve the innovation design project financing and the problem of market channels.
In 2014, the Internet innovation becomes the new hot spot of society. Red Star Release focuses on design transformation, encouraging design to creative new consumer demand and market value, driving the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and promoting the national innovation.
Return to the nature, face the problem and explore the way. There is still a long way for China design. Red Star Award adhering to the concept of design for people, will adhere to encourage innovation to promote economic, social, cultural, and ecological construction.
In 2006, with the supporting of Beijing Municipal Science & Technology Commission, China Red Star Design Award was launched by China Industrial Design Association, Beijing Industrial Design Center, the State Council Development Research Center of New Economy Guide magazine, and jointly held by related industrial association in China. Beijing Industrial Design Center takes charge of organizing work. Through awarded the outstanding products of Chinese enterprises, China Red Star Design Award promotes the development of industry, encourages innovation of enterprises, launches the famous brand, improves market competitiveness, promotes Chinese culture, protects the intellectual property rights, improves the quality of national life and promotes internationalization of Chinese Design.
This Ceremony awarded 1 Best of the Gold Prizes, 9 Gold Prizes, 9 Silver Prizes, 1 Best New Designer Prizes. And Excellent Awards of Original Design Award, Best Designer Award,N Future Star Awards of Original Design Award and 2014 China Red Star Design Special Award.