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Design Success Summit in Shanghai will Amplify the Value of Design

SHANGHAI, CHINA (July 24, 2014) is pleased to introduce the Design Success Summit 2014, a one-day conference highlighting the connection between design and business. The summit expects to attract 800 global business and thought leaders to the historic Portman Ritz-Carlton Theater at Shanghai Center on October 11, 2014. Summit events will include guest speakers, interactive presentations, the Successful Design Awards ceremony and initiation of the prestigious D-Founders Club — featuring influential founders of design or design-centric firms.

Cathy Huang, co-founder of, says, “This summit offers a unique opportunity for international business leaders to get first-hand experience and interaction with development in China and to witness how design thinking is shaping that development.”

Summit events will focus on engagement and connection through:

  • Bringing hundreds of diverse, C-level participants from a variety of backgrounds and industries, including 100 D-Founders, together for dialogue and exchange.
  •  11 TED-style speeches, interactive panel discussions and opportunities to network with a global audience.
  • Discussing, debating and exploring a wide range of topics that examine how design influences business, development and society.
  • Encouraging interaction and cultural exchange with key officials from government, media and consulates in the ideal forum of Shanghai.
  • Roundtable discussions for VIP attendees led by industry and thought leaders.

The summit will be one of the key events of Shanghai Design Week. Summit attendees will move beyond simply admiring successful design to help create the future that design will play in shaping business in China through a truly unique hands-on experience.

For more information please visit:

About is a platform dedicated to building a future where design is measured by the positive impact it contributes to industry, society, environment and the lives of people. The platform began by organizing the Successful Design Awards for the past eight years, as well as organizing year-round events, such as the Sustainability Jam and the Service Design Jam, that encourage design thinking among business leaders and the community. It now has grown to include the Design Success Summit, which will serve as a further catalyst for interaction and innovation among these key stakeholders.


Eileen Wang
T: 86 21 5059 6066 ext.801

GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014

Co-organized by GSMA and 360Fashion Network,, the “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” special performance will be in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 11th June to 13th June, 2014. A fashion visual conversation about 3D printing, virtual fitting, robotics and more cutting-edge technologies, brings you dazzling height of the fashion experience showcasing how fashion and technology fit together perfectly.

On 11th June 2014, 15:30, “GSMA-360Fashion & Tech Runway Show 2014” will raise its curtain on the runway and show the latest fashion design works from Polish Couture and ready to wear Designers, Michal Starov, Monika Figlewicz, along with 5 designs of solar clothing by young Polish students, together with youth designers from China Graduate Fashion Week’s top schools and 3D Printed accessories by Colors of Birtch by Pekka Salokannel.

There will also be a three-day exhibition of fashion, tech and design works in exhibition area. 360Fashion Network will lead the way to the latest trends of the technology industry integrating with fashion through wearable technology by Misfit Shine, Interaxon Muse, Google Glasses, BestShow, IdeaPrinter 3D Printers and 3D scanning to creating even our own “Digital Me”. Our era is fast approaching flexible screens, solar power, and other mobile technologies available today to create industry integrating them into a designed lifestyle.

The future is here—join us!

Please be sure to register:


Bamboo Office – Interior by JW Associates

JW & Associates is a multidisciplinary design firm whose practice includes interior design, product design and architecture.

The initial concept of this design was to create an office environment accommodating diverse emotional and working states from the calm and solitary to excited group exchanges.

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Amplifying The Value of Design

Designers, Design Leaders and Leading Companies are invited to join the 2014 Successful Design Awards, if you and your company are using Design as key success factor and driver to develop products and services that generate real value for society, industry and lives of everyday people then you need to enter this award to ensure your successful design story is talked about in professional and social circles.

Every participant in the Successful Design Awards is granted membership of the Successful Design Platform ensuring you instantly become a key contributor, advocate and important amplifier to a unique community of design leaders, design consumers and design advocates that are both inspiring and increasing the value created through Design for current and future generations.


For 2014, we have extended our categories to accommodate more entries from digital products and services giving you a total of 6 main Design Categories to compete in: Product Design, Space Design, Fashion Design, Visual Communication, User Experience Design, and Service Design.

Review The Participation Guide!  LEARN HOW TO GET STARTED

Enter Your Successful Design Today!  GET REGISTERED

Become a Partner, Sponsor and Advocate!  GET ENGAGED

Examples of Past Participant: Kohler, Phillips, HP, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Aurora, Lenovo, Moen, TCL……


Entry Deadline – Midnight on June 30, 2014

Judging and Final Selection – July 1st to 30th

Design Success China Conference – October 10th-12th

Awards Ceremony & Celebration October 11th

Event Location: Shanghai Centre

Seize the moment, amplify your voice and inspire the world with your Successful Design Story! Visit to learn more.    

BACKGROUND is evolving, we no longer simply recognize excellence through awards, today we are transitioning into an unlimited organization (a platform) that increases the value of design and empowers the individuals, teams, and companies that make up our industry. For the past 8 years, we have raised the profile of Design in China across industry, academia and media circles. We have work with a team of global leaders, to make a difference by recognizing excellence in designs and innovations that create real and positive impact at a social and business level.  


We are powered by a new purpose, a mission to build a future where “Design is to be measured by the positive impact it contributes to industry, society, environment and the lives of everyday people.”   Join us as a Sponsor, Contributor, Partner or an Advocate of Design, or if you want to learn more please contact us.

Organizing Committee, T: +86 21 5059 6066 ext 884/802 WeChat: @successfuldesign Wechat Awards


Successful Design Award 2014

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Shanghai Service Jam 2014! 48 HOURS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

What is Global Service Jam?

Global Service Jam is the world’s largest globally organized, simultaneous, cross-continental, 48 hour innovation event. Participants with diverse expertise will team up to co-create, combine ideas and share tangible solutions for service and social improvements in a dynamic environment. The hosts will provide necessary support including guidance, toolbox and communication platform. During the event, all participants will take part in communication across different cities around the globe. On March 9, 3:00 p.m. Shanghai local time, all the participants shall upload their work onto the platform ( and share them with the rest of the world. Learn more about the Global Service Jam and Results in 2013. click to watch the video last year

How to join?
- The jam is a non-profit event. It is free. Hurry up as places are limited! Register online now
- This event aims to facilitate creativity and knowledge building, aiming at entrepreneurship and development of new service ideas. The participants for this event are selected based on background and experience to insure a diverse, professional and “Outcome Oriented” group that is focused on the tasks at hand.
- Put the dates in your calendar, and bring your funny hats and musical instrument if you have one.

Be a Jammer: Anyone who has an open mind and wants to practice a hands-on approach to creativity and problem solving, make sure you are available to join ALL 3 days to ensure seamless collaboration and team dynamic. Jam is a great place to learn new skills, challenge yourself and meet great people while having fun. Your designs and projects have the potential to create a real impact on a more sustainable future.
See other jammers all over the world

Be an Observer: If you can’t commit to all 3 days, you are also welcome to observe the jam on the Friday opening session and final sharing session on Sunday afternoon.

Be A Spark: Helping to get the juices flowing, be inspiring and share you knowledge about Service Design, New Business Model Generation, Social Entrepreneurship etc… – When: 20 minutes from 4-6pm on Friday March 7th

Be A Mentor: Spending time with the jammers to help guide their directions, brainstorm, plan and prototyping  – When: Sessions Saturday March 8th 10:30-11:30 and 16:00 – 17:00

Be A Juror: Providing feedback on practicability, feasibility and potential scale for what the jammers have created  – When: Sunday March 9th from 3-6pm

Who is hosting?
CBi China Bridge, an insight-based innovation firm, wants to promote sustainability design in China, and introduce people to a design-based approach to creativity and problem solving though this exciting event.  China Bridge’s role will be to provide a public platform for creative minds in Shanghai’s professional community and connect with the world.

When and Where?
TIME:  March 7th-9th 2014
(March 7th 3pm-9pm, March 8th 9am-9pm, March 9th , 9am-6pm)
PLACE :   CBi China Bridge Office;
359 Kangding Rd, 4F, Jingan District/ near Shanxi Bei Rd


Blessed Christmas & Healthy 2014

We wish you blessed Christmas holidays and a Healthy 2014!

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A Review of the Best Product and Interior Design

Business of Design Week 2013, Asia’s leading annual design event, was held from December 2nd to December 7th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. With “Belgian Spirit” as the main theme, it invited dozens of internationally renowned designers and business elite to participate.

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Chinese Art Typography Reprise

Life and work in the age of computers is like entering a freeway without limits; everything seems simple, direct and speedy. Many techniques, articles, skills from not long ago has already become blurry or forgotten. When pictures, colors, sound, communications are all being digitized nowadays, it is hard for the design field to imagine how we can operate without the computers anymore. Therefore, typography might only be another menu option in Indesign or Photoshop to most designers while everything is standardized and homogenized. In addition, even when designers look at font libraries, we often forget to think about the meaning of type design already.

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Introducing: Chinese Car Designers

The words ‘Chinese car designer‘ for too long have been synonymous with Xerox machines, for a while it seemed the Chinese manufacturers skipped the design and R&D stages and went straight to the nearest foreign auto manufacturers dealership to buy a best selling model and then put it into production themselves under their own brand, see the Chery QQ, Laibao SUV, and other famous cloned cars. However in the past few years Chinese car companies, as well as international car companies, have been plucking the brightest Chinese designers from within China and elsewhere and cultivating their talents to a new level. Chinese designers have had a hand in some of the more popular cars on the roads in the past few years, take for example theBuick Lacrosse – a big seller for GM in North America and China but it was designed by a Chinese hand.

Read the profiles of 6 Chinese Car Designers at China Car Times


PLaT architects develop lotus hotel in chinese desert

Situated in the chinese xiangshawan desert, ‘lotus hotel’ uses pioneering and innovative construction techniques, enabling the structure to seemingly float above the landscape. Located between the major urban centers of baotou, hohhot and ordos, the hotel, designed by PLaT architects forms a resort which seeks to establish the area as a tourist destination.

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Made Greener By/For China

In 2014, perceptions of China will take another significant turn, as consumers come to realize China is fast becoming the epicenter of truly innovative, superior green consumer innovations, too*.

* Alongside leading Chinese brands in sectors such as mobile tech, luxury and fashion (from WeChat to Bosideng, from Shang Xia to Xiaomi and more) that are simply MADE BETTER IN CHINA.

That shift will be driven by China’s relentless, large-scale efforts to address massive environmental challenges such as energy, transport, construction and more.

In fact, the idea among many consumers worldwide that Chinese brands and businesses lag behind when it comes to green thinking might just be one of the last great competitive advantages that ‘Western’ brands enjoy.

When that preconception is overturned in 2014, one of the last barriers keeping Chinese brands and global consumers at a distance is lifted. Just another small, yet pivotal moment in the remapping of global consumerism ;)

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The “Belgian Spirit” comes to Business of Design Week

Asia’s leading annual design event returns for its 11th edition from the 2nd to 7th December, 2013, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year, the conference will feature the “Belgian Spirit”, focusing on Belgium’s international importance at the highest level of design and creativity. In selecting Belgium as this year’s BODW’s partner country, the forum aims to showcase the highly influential Belgian and Flemish perspective in exhibitions, forums and programs, as well as their key role in the growing business of design, innovation and branding. BODW is a unique platform for sharing knowledge on design issues and is driven by exchange among participants. It was announced today that Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium has chosen Hong Kong to be her first overseas destination since she ascended the throne in July 2013.

Date: 2-7 December 2013

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Official Website:



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The CBi office was destroyed by a TORNADO!

The CBi office was destroyed by a TORNADO!!(A tornado of creativity, that is.)

On Nov22-24, For 48 hours the force of Forty-two creative and passionate people from widely different backgrounds converged at the CBi offices, diverged into teams, threw around ideas off one another, -and built on what bounced back. Together they created not only a huge mess – but also, brand-new real-world designs, projects and initiatives that will have positive impact on planet earth.

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Studio Fuksas completes Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

Thousands of hexagonal skylights bring natural light into this new terminal that Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have completed at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China

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