Archive for August, 2011

August 16, 2011

Food For Thought, Quotes from some of our Jury…

Geoffrey Bradfield

Founder of GEOFFREY BRADFIELD INC. OFFICES, designed palatial residences, private jets and yachts, and unique office environments for clients throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia.

I think for an interior to be successful, it needs the following ingredients: harmony, cohesion, comfort and some wit or whimsy. I like the challenge of bringing individual meaning to a room.  To achieve perfect balance and symmetry, I keep in mind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous line about a personality being ‘an unbroken series of successful gestures.

Karen Reuther

President of the Design Management Institute

Successful design is one that connects to the heart and mind of the consumer, that anticipates and responds to an unmet need or want, and integrates into their lives seamlessly, whether it be a product, experience or service. ”

M P Ranjan

Governing Council of the IICD, Jaipur, Professor of National Institute of Design in India

“Design is like a potent seed that can grow if it is nurtured by society and through these collaborative processes produce huge change in the world.”



International Leading Industrial Designer, designed Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Centre Pompidou,Paris and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal

“As far as I know there is nothing that guarantees success. One does not create simply to be successful. One creates to explore the existence of human life and therefore creates censorial, symbolic products, objects and architecture by addressing the cultural needs of people.”

Cathy Huang

Founder and President of CBi China Bridge

Let us raise the awareness of design strategy in the business world, spreading to the masses what truly successful design really is as well as enjoying the transformation of China from “Made in China” to “Create in China!”

Jiangong Zhou

Chair Editor of Forbes China

“A good design delivers both satisfaction and elegance to users. And a consistent style that combines esthetics and efficiency brings sustained trust to users. ”

August 16, 2011

Most Successful Design Awards 2011

Collaborating with Forbes China for the Awards Ceremony…

By the end of October, China’s Most Successful Design Awards & Forbes China, a leading source of reliable business news and financial information will come together to host this years awards ceremony in Shanghai. This a great opportunity for the creative industry to unite with the business world to honor and celebrate the industry of creative designs in China.

The Awards would be recognizing excellence in the strategic and social impact of design, as well as marketing and financial success. Once again China’s Most Successful Design Awards is showcased to the business world and society, bringing higher profit and recognition through the alignment of precision technique and design processes.

New Sponsor…

In addition to our partnership with Forbes China, KOKUYO, Japan’s leading stationery and office furniture company would also be joining China’s Most Successful Design Awards in celebrating creative designs and innovation as one of our new sponsor.

KOKUYO has continuously developed its value to Japanese business customers from work-style and workspace perspective. As a result, Kokuyo has established its innovation and creative value proposition in the office furniture business. Here in China, backed by the concept “people + design”, Kokuyo aims to deliver functional and artistic office spaces and furniture for Chinese business customers.



Download the Participation Guide and Apply on-line now!

August 1, 2011

La Fong Jewelry Design

The Awards Team was lucky to catch up with the creative director from La Fong jewelry and admire a few pieces from their collections.  Melanie, the creative director, explained that she had always been drawn to art, and enjoyed frequent visits to art museums. She first began a career in marketing, but came up with the idea to use enamel designs as a way to introduce chinese culture inspired jewelry design internationally.  The focus for all of La Fong’s design is China.  They are inspired by Chinese history, and have jewelry series drawn from the xi’an clay soldiers, bamboo basket weaving, even the beijing chinese opera.  Melanie explains that she believes chinese symbols are especially representative of chinese culture and are not only beautiful but also meaningful things to put on jewelry.  When asked about successful design, she believes that true success in jewelry design is creating something beautiful that is meaningful to the individual who chooses to wear it. It serves individual creativity as opposed to something that serves the community.  Jewelry is personal, and should tell your story.  The trick, melanie says, is marketing the jewelry and showing the world what La Fong has to offer.  It was a pleasure to meet melanie and see a few of her pieces! Check a few of my own pictures of La Fong’s jewelry below.

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