Best Production Design - Tang Fanxi/Tao Liang, Nanchang UniversityAs the title suggests, this award - handed over by Wu Peng of CH Auto - goes to the project the judges feel could most feasibly be produced, while retaining its overall design. This JAC project was admired for its integration of the brand’s logo throughout, with JAC’s Lou Tik calling it a “perfect interpretation of the brief.” “A lo
Best Production Design - Tang Fanxi/Tao Liang, Nanchang University
As the title suggests, this award - handed over by Wu Peng of CH Auto - goes to the project the judges feel could most feasibly be produced, while retaining its overall design. This JAC project was admired for its integration of the brand’s logo throughout, with JAC’s Lou Tik calling it a “perfect interpretation of the brief.” “A logical response to the brief, creating new brand attributes in a smart package” agreed Gustavo Guerra during judging.
Best Virtual design - Zhao Guangyuan/Zhang Gaolei, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts
Simon Loasby called this project “Daniel Simon stuff”, while Steffan Kohl called it “Very reduced, but still precious”. “Amazing visuals of a unique product” added Guy Burgoyne. Congratulations to this duo whose presentation stood out for its use of computer renderings. Fittingly this category award was presented by Wacom’s, Raymond Liu.
Best Lifestyle design - Qiu Zhen/Du Chuansheng/Guo Xuyang, Jiangnan University
The final category winner this year focused on the needs of young urban families, which caught the imagination of many on the judging panel. “Simple and practical,” Lou Tik called it., while Tim Pilsbury of Qoros described the design as an “alien-inspired machine with a modern Mercedes aesthetic”. Daniel Darancou of CH Auto also praised the students for their “out of the box thinking”.
2014 Student Design of the Year - Guo Jiayi, China Central Academy of Fine Arts
In a change to previous years, Guo Jiayi’s winning project did not win any specific category, but instead excelled across such a broad range of criteria that it quite simply stood out as the most complete, well executed and convincing design in the entire competition.
Adding to this extraordinary achievement is the fact that this victory makes Guo the first ever back-to-back winner of the CDN China Awards. It’s a testament to the old adage that ‘cream always rises’ to the top - not to mention the tutoring excellence of the China Central Academy of Fine Art.
Most Successful School Award - China Central Academy of Fine Art
This new category recognizes the institution that has entered the most prize winners and finalists into this year’s competition, celebrating its excellence at nurturing the design talent that is the life’s blood of the automotive industry.
Thanks goes to all our sponsors and our superb panel of judges:
Daniel Darancou, chief designer CH-Auto Technology Corporation; Gert Hildebrand, head of design Qoros Auto; Tim Pilsbury senior manager design program Qoros Auto; Gustavo Guerra, chief designer Volvo Group Design Center Shanghai; Tooru Sekiguchi, chief designer UD TRUCKS Corporation, Volvo Group Product Design; Lou Tik design director JAC Italy Design Center; Sooshin Choi Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Design College for Creative Studies; Olivier Boulay vice president design Daimler Northeast Asia; Steffen Kohl director of Global Advanced Design Mercedes-Benz; Guy Burgoyne, chief designer interiors Geely; Simon Loasby, director of design Volkswagen China; Ryuzo Kubo, chief designer Lear Asia-Pacific; Richard Chung, vice president, Industrial Design, Craftsmanship, Consumer Research - Asia Pacific Johnson Controls; Shizuki Kajiyama, design studio manager Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd.; Brian K Pour, vice president North Asia, IAC Group.
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