On July 24th, 2013 China Red Star Design Award First Screening was held in Beijing. 11 jurors from 6 places over China, including Beijing, Zhejiang and Taiwan etc., judged all entry product of the year of 2013.
5,567 products from 1,281 enterprises participated in 2013 China Red Star Design Award. Recent eight years, domestic participants cover 32 provinces, cities and areas, and 29 countries oversea. Among the entries companies this year, it included such Hansgrohe, Bosch, Schneider Electric, Logitech, ABB, Harman, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic as the foreign-invested enterprises, and many national renowned enterprises for instance SANY, LOVOL, Lenovo, Midea, Skyworth, Li-ning and TOREAD.
After this first screening, all jurors agreed that the whole level of entries in 2013 has greatly enhanced and there are lots of new features to be showcased this year. As a juror of 2013 China Red Star Design Award, the professor Liu Zhensheng of Tsinghua University Art School, said that “This year, the entries show that three characteristics: the numerous amounts, the widely range and the whole level of entries boosting rapidly.”; Director of the Northwestern polytechnical university industrial design institute, professor Yu Suihuai said, ”China Red Star Design Award emphasizes the utility of product, and many products make me surprised, especially large equipments that proposed the whole systematic solutions. “China Red Star Design Award will invite more than 10 international design masters and experts to finally screen the products in shortlist, and the final result will be announced when the Award ceremony held in November.