Design and creation, as the process in which the mankind transform the nature into new things, have created countless brilliant heritages reflecting the diverse cultural connotation during the human history. Whenever and wherever, things like the architectures, sculptures, tools and accessories have shown the people’s desires and the results of creating things by using the possible techniques, skills and materials to meet the spiritual and physical needs.
However, design didn’t become the independent profession out of the manufacturing process until that the industrial revolution, led by scientific and technological progress, made mass production possible. Since then, design has been deeply involved in the daily life of the common people. By means of the available materials and manufacturing process, design helps to transform the latest scientific and technological achievements into user-friendly products which provide practical functions and cultural experiences for people's daily life, work and entertainment.
Design industry has now become an important part of the creative economy in developed countries and plays an important role in promoting the sustainable development of economy and society and in maintaining cultural diversity.
Design industry in China started late but growing rapidly. At present, as the increasing awareness about design, it is playing an important role in the effort of transforming “ made in China “ into “created in China “. Valuing design and encouraging innovation have been known as the key path of promoting the great development and flourishing of culture and building an innovative country.
In 2006, China Red Star Design Award was born.
Funded by Beijing Municipal Science And Technology Commission and hosted by Beijing Industrial Design Center, China Red Star Design Award was launched by China Industrial Design Association, Beijing Industrial Design Center and the “New Economy Weekly” magazine. The aim of the Red Star is to recognize outstanding design, to encourage design innovation and to promote the internationalization of China's design, so as to assist the construction of innovative country.
In 2012, China Red Star Design Award Museum opened.
In the museum, a collection of the prize-winning works are displayed along with the history of the Red Star Design Award. You will learn the awakening, feel the progress, follow the thinking and experience the charm of Chinese design. Of course, China Red Star Design Award is not only a national design award but an international one. Domestic and foreign winning entries will tell you the stories.
Design has never so deeply affected our lives like today and it is everywhere. What you see here you could find in your daily life.
China Design Market
China Design Market (CDM) is authorized by the People's Government of Beijing Municipality in 2009, it is a professional marketing platform of design and trade services and Beijing Technology Trading Contract Registry as well.
CDM provides online and offline intermediary services for design rights publicity and centralized trading; approves design contracts and related preferential policies; offers services of intellectual property, legal consultation and financial investment guarantee.