Contemporary Good Design Award Gala: CGD Winners and Gold Winners Unveiled on Stage


Grand Opening of the 8th (2019) XIAMEN DESIGN WEEK Highlighted Thousands of Global Creative Ideas

On Nov. 30th, 2019, the 8th (2019) XIAMEN DESIGN WEEK held its opening ceremony in Red Dot Design Museum Xiamen while its events will last till the end of December. Its a great thing that Xiamen has a focus on design, because design is a key element of business success, higher margins and profit. This museum and its activities will have a great future,” the founder and CEO of Red Dot, Professor Dr. Peter Zec stated at the opening ceremony.


Experts and Elites Discussed about Design Trends and Concepts at the Main Forum

As the main speaker, Professor Dr. Peter Zec started the Design Week Main Forum with his speech on Tendencies & Strategic Developments in Design. He elaborated on Function, Seduction, Use, and Responsibility, “What is good design? What is Red Dot looking for when we talk about good design? For me, good design has 4 qualities, and you can see the 4 qualities in the exhibition here.” Most importantly, he spoke on the collaboration of design tendencies, strategies, and corporate business. The other two guest speakers were Ren Tian (Deputy Chairman Design Committee of Xiaomi Group) and Chen Yan (General Manager of Tencent User Research and Experience Design Center), who gave lectures on topics including “Design as a Corporate Strategy” and “Design Empowers”, and shared the best business practices of design.


Meet the Jury One-on-One and Design Matchmaking Boost the Design Industry

Meet the Jury One-on-One invited 5 Red Dot jurors to hold private meetings with the designers and gave the CGD winners a precious opportunity of consulting service. Design Matchmaking collected domestic well-known brands’ latest design needs, thus created the chance for designers and design firms to connect with the demand side. Meanwhile, CGD partnered with e-commerce and copyright agencies to provide CGD winners the sales channels and copyright protection.


2019 Contemporary Good Design Award Ceremony at the Xiamen International Conference Center Music Hall

Contemporary Good Design Award (CGD) is an international design award organised by Red Dot and Xiamen Culture Media Group since 2015. CGD aims to select good design for the contemporary society, and provide the best award service to the winners. Based on more than six decades of Red Dot’s expertise experience, it is guaranteed the award is professional, serious, and authorized. On the night of Nov. 30th, 2019, CGD Award Ceremony officially started after Professor Dr. Peter Zec’s opening speech, gathering winners and guests from all over the world to recognize and celebrate the winners of CGD 2019. This year, CGD increased its categories to 49, while innovative and quality award-winning products have shown rich emotional content and ecological compatibility.


Winners and the Newest Global Design Trends Revealed

The brightest spotlight of the award ceremony shined on the winners of CGD 2019. Only 174 out of the 873 nominated works won the award, among which 160 were CGD Winners and 14 were CGD Gold Winners. Some of the winners were from well-known leading brands such as BMW, Audi, Philips, Siemens, Baidu, Lenovo, Dell, Honda, TCL, Hisense, ABB, Tsingtao Beer, Midea, Li Ning, etc.


First Look: Exhibition of Winners CGD Award 2019

Following the award ceremony was the Exhibition of Winners CGD Award 2019 where almost 200 award-winning designs were displayed for the first time in Red Dot Design Museum Xiamen. The exhibits range from interior design, mobile smart financial capsule and bicycles, to earphones and packaging. The exhibition, which will last till Feb. 9th 2020, has shown contemporary designers’ outstanding design works to the public from different categories and perspectives.


Designers’ Night in Red Dot Design Museum Xiamen

The celebration continued with Designers’ Night in Red Dot Design Museum Xiamen where Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Ms Xu Huan (Vice President of Xiamen Culture Media Group), Red Dot Jury including Gordon Bruce, Mario Selic, Vincent Créance, Dr. Joseph Francis Wong and Leon Sun, CGD winners and design industry leaders enjoyed the night together. Designers’ Night not only welcomes designers to take a first peak of the latest exhibition, but also provides a platform for them to share experience and networking.