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Exclusive interview of winning works:SUPOR T6 Vacuum Cleaner

Organizing Committee of CMF DESIGN AWARD : First of all, congratulations to SUPOR T6 Vacuum Cleaner for winning the CMF DESIGN AWARD, and share the story behind the works with us and introduce the winning products.

SUPOR:The home furnishing of products has always been a subject, especially the environmental home furnishing category, and how to integrate into the home environment is particularly important. De-electrification and furnishing seem to be relatively short-cut solutions. When we are doing environmental home furnishings, we try to deal with these problems from different angles, including our Fan Dai ironing machine, air purifier, steam mop, T6 lightweight vacuum cleaner products, the feelings conveyed to consumers are the same, what you choose is no longer an infinite stack of functions, but a living aesthetic.


When making the T6 vacuum cleaner, we advanced the CMF process of the T6 vacuum cleaner to the product concept stage, and fully explored the application possibilities of various materials. Early proposals also included spray-free injection molding, metal brushed texture, etc. In the end, I chose the Chinese red that is more in line with the preferences of Chinese people. In the entire design, the most eye-catching bright spot is no more than the use of special technology in the dust cup. The dust cup is the first vacuum plating finishing in the industry. The difficulty of this finishing is that the depth of the vacuum plating color is difficult to control. In the repeated proofing process with the supplier, the number of vacuum dust cups in a furnace was up to 105. It is necessary to use a 21mm length aluminum wire for vacuum plating.

The part of the decorative part is applied with brushed metal effect and rich contrast in materials, which enhances the quality of the product while echoing the high-tech attributes of the product to a certain extent.


The display interface adopts full-screen technology, which can display functions such as battery percentage, dust full, and filter cleaning in real time.                     

Organizing Committee of CMF DESIGN AWARDCan you tell us about your company's CMF department? For example: Approximately when was it established? Group background? Attention? Main work etc.

SUPOR:Supor's CMF module was planned into the industrial design system when the industrial design team was established in 2010. However, due to the scale at that time, an independent department was not established. A full-time CMF designer was recruited around 2014 and began to be dedicated. Full-time engaged in the development and promotion of CMF. At that time, the work of CMF was still only on the promotion of innovative materials from excellent supplier resources. The real R&D from scratch was only in the field of pattern & texture. With the overall development of the electrical industry and the evolution of consumption patterns, the influence of CMF in the field of industrial design has become higher and higher. Gradually, we began to invest in more full-time personnel, more professional systems, and more resources to build on CMF. A relatively complete system.

Supor's CMF team is not only responsible for CMF management at the corporate PI level, but also grafting and designing innovative CMF finishing, and advance the CMF process even before the traditional industrial design process.


Organizing Committee of CMF DESIGN AWARD: How do you pay attention to the CMF DESIGN AWARD? What's your intention of participating in CMF DESIGN AWARD?

SUPOR:Because of the need to build an independent enterprise-level CMF laboratory, We had an intersection with Mr. Huang Mingfu, the sponsor of the CMF DESIGN AWARD. Since the first CMF DESIGN AWARD, we have been paying attention to the CMF DESIGN AWARD and were lucky enough to get some awards.

The work of the CMF system is a long way to go, requiring a large amount of resource input, but the output is full of many uncertainties, so a major premise is to be recognized, not only by consumers, but also by enterprises. The CMF DESIGN AWARD is a good platform. With the opportunity to speak, you will get attention, get resources, and then start a positive cycle. Especially in such an age of subdivision of all things, as the most direct part of dialogue with consumers, CMF needs a steady stream of rapid development.

On the other hand, the commercial promotion of products also needs the support of professional awards. At the same time, we also want to discuss some application areas with the best friends and merchants to promote the positive development of CMF.

Organizing Committee of CMF DESIGN AWARD: Your message to CMF DESIGN AWARD

SUPOR:We will continue to pay attention to the CMF DESIGN AWARD, and hope that the award organizing committee will not be sad, not prematurely commercialized, and ensure the authority and professionalism of the award, which is bound to be an evaluation standard in the design industry.

At the same time, in addition to the grafting of the industry chain in the industry, We also hope that more energy can be invested to forge and polish the CMF industry. This industry is still young, requires more people to cultivate carefully, and requires more patience.

wish the CMF DESIGN AWARD become better and better and become the industry benchmark.


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CMF DESIGN AWARD 2017 GOLD AWARD Volkswagen TERAMONT | Share the story behind

CMF DESIGN AWARD 2017 Silver | Share the Story Behind

Evaluation of previous winners:

The CMF DESIGN AWARD was introduced and launched for the first time to the audience and gives a special honour to the sensorial and aesthetic design of products.

CMF is until now an underrated and sometimes marginally treated component of good design. But facing the overcrowded and fast changing market full of hundreds of brands and products, the visual and haptic design is more important than before.

CMF DESIGN AWARD 2020 is being solicited

Details are as follows:


CMF DESIGN AWARD:is the first global special award dedicating to CMF (color, material, finishing, pattern), which aims to promote people's awareness of CMF design, to improve people's recognition and attention to CMF design, and to think commonly about the innovative value, social value, humanistic value and commercial value of CMF design.

For designers, the CMF DESIGN AWARD is an upgrade of professional level and career; for enterprises, the  CMF DESIGN AWARD is a proof of quality and R & D strength, and a guarantee of design quality recognized by the media.

CMF DESIGN AWARD is evaluated by the judges of the world's famous experts from design, industry and research institutions. It will be a design feast, a unique marketing tool, and have more value to be explored by the participants.


The products, designed and developed by global manufacturers and designers in the color, materials, molding process, surface treatment, pattern texture, five senses and other elements related to CMF design,CMF innovation, mass-producible and achievability, can be registered. 

The marketing time of the participated products cannot exceed 3 years (Which means the regular registration date couldn’t exceed 3 years since the product launch date). The number of products that registered by each participant/enterprise is not limited.

Scope of Participation

Products (Auto Makers): automobile, home appliances, home furnishings, mobile / consumer electronics, clothing, packaging, cosmetics, shoes, hats, bags, medical devices, robots, intelligent hardware, aircraft, ships, trains & high-speed rail, jewelry, toys, gifts, traditional crafts, lighting, textiles, baby products, sports / outdoor products, game hardware / virtual reality technology products、building / interior space, etc.

Samples (suppliers):  materials, processes, equipment, technology, raw materials, consumables, color tools (color cards, color instruments, color equipment), etc. Materials such as: plastic, metal, ceramics, glass, rubber (elastomer), membrane material (membrane), chemical industry (coating, ink, dye,), textile (fabric,), leather (natural, artificial leather), plate (color board, household board, composite board, aluminum plastic board, fireproof board, ceiling board, etc.), paper (decorative paper), consumables (powder, liquid, wheel) , composite materials.

Evaluation Criteria

A panel of distinguished experts from design, industry and research institutes around the world will review each participation works fairly and rigorously.


Whether there is innovation in CMF design; Whether there is promotion, innovation extension and transformation of single element or multi-element of CMF in the application of existing products, similar products in existing industries or cross-industry products; The innovations of elements of vision, touch, taste, hearing, and smell, etc.


Whether there is a pleasing sensibility in CMF design presentations. 


Whether CMF design can meet the requirements of testing, operation, use, performance, safety and maintenance of the product. 


Whether CMF design can be achieved and implemented by modern technology, material technology, engineering technology, production cost, batch quality, industrial chain. 


Whether the material selection, manufacturing process and energy consumption of the product are controlled in an appropriate ratio. Compared with the similar products, whether the products own more environmentally friendly value, whether the handling and recycling of the product is considered to be improved. 


Besides the practical use of the product, if the CMF design of the product can provide emotional, psychological feelings and experiences.

Award Establishment

Not only the excellent products and creativity of the terminal brand are commended, but also the contribution of the excellent suppliers to the industrial development.

Award Winning Service

The award is a fantastic start. Award Committee provides the winners with a follow-up service that maximizes publicity and promotes the award-winning design to be the focus of all circles. 

1.Online Display——The winning works will be displayed online via the official website of CMF DESIGN AWARD. 

2.Trademark Authorization——The winning works are authorized to use the uniform trademark of the CMF DESIGN AWARD. 

3.Awards Ceremony——The winning team or individuals will be invited to participate the CMF DESIGN AWARD Ceremony. 

4.Product Exhibition——The awarded works will be exhibited at the International CMF Design Conference.

5.Subsequent Application Preferential Policy——The award-winning team or individuals will gain a certain preferential treatment in next session of award application. 

6.Media Services——After winning the CMF DESIGN AWARD, the work will gain more media exposure and attract more media attention. CMF DESIGN AWARD Committee will leverage the cooperation medias to provide winning work with more media exposure and attentions.

Application Method Of CMF DESIGN AWARD 2020 

1.Download the competition template

Method 1: download on the official website

Login the official website of CMF DESIGN AWARD http://cmfdesignaward.com

Click the entry form in the main menu bar to download the entry template

Mode 2: mail request
Send template request to the designated mailbox of the award award@cmfdesign.net
Note: template for 2020 CMF DESIGN AWARD

2. Upload the document

Send to the designated mailbox of the award award@cmfdesign.net

After sending successfully, you will receive a feedback email from the Working Group of the Committee Of CMF DESIGN AWARD to inform that we have received the works.

List of important dates in 2020


Important issues

January 1, 2020

Start registration

July 31, 2020

Deadline of Preferential registration

August 30, 2020

Deadline of general registration

September 2, 2020

Works will be publicized on the official website and WeChat Subscription online media.

September 4-9, 2020

Preliminary evaluation meeting, selection and release of works in and out of the enclosure

Before September 20, 2020

Send the products to Participate in physical evaluation

September 23-29, 2020

The final evaluation meeting will select winning works

September 30, 2020

Award notice

October 22, 2020

Award ceremony, award works exhibition, media report

Reporting Expenses

Winners / winners of previous CMF DESIGN AWARD will enjoy a discount of 10% for subsequent application!

Product / Sample

Sign up before July 31 (Concession ticket)

Registration for free

Registration from August 1 to August 30

Registration fee: 800 yuan


The winners of 2017, 2018 and 2019 CMF DESIGN AWARD will enjoy a discount of 90% of the registration fee, RMB 720 yuan.

Fee Descriptionthe overall fee includes application fee, shortlisted service fee and Award service fee. The products or samples that need to be included in the qualification fee will be sent a notice letter by email after the first round of evaluation is completed. If not, they will not be required to pay. The award service fee will be generated after the second round of on-site material evaluation. If it is not awarded, no payment will be made.

Instructions for use of expenses:the expenses incurred after the shortlisted include the costs of attending the award dinner, trophies, certificates,labor cost of judges, exhibition costs, and publicity expenses.

Winning Results

The Organizing Committee of the CMF DESIGN AWARD will contact the selected enterprises / individuals according to the preliminary evaluation results of the judges, and the candidates will send the prototype to the undertaker (if the size of the prototype is too large, the components / functional models that accurately reflect the CMF design of the product can be submitted), and the judges will conduct the on-site final evaluation.
With the principle of fairness, impartiality and openness, the Organizing Committee of the CMF DESIGN AWARD will publish the competition schedule and final award results in the official website, official platform and relevant communication platform.

Previous Awards:

You can login to the official website of the Award:http://cmfdesignaward.com

ORGANIZATION (ranking in no order)


Organizing Committee of CMF DESIGN AWARD


International Committee of CMF Design Conference
CMF Design Organizations
Guangzhou Design Week
Shenzhen Samy Design Research Co., Ltd.


Shenzhen Samy Design Research Co., Ltd.
CMF Design Organizations


Guangdong Industrial Design Association
Shenzhen Design Federation
Guangdong Industrial Design Innovation Service Union
Guangzhou Industrial Design Promotion Association
Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University
Wuhan University
Huazhong University of Science and Technology
School of Industrial Design of Nanjing University of the Arts
School of Art and Design of Wuhan University of Technology,
School of Design of Jiangnan University
School of Industrial Design of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art
Research Center of Color Design of Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
School of Design and Arts of Beijing Institute of Technology
Chengdu University College Of Chinese & Asean Arts 
Kapok Design Award China
Swedish NCS Natural Color
Science and Technology Commission for ACMT Materials
PIMA-CN China Powder Injection Molding Union
Shenzhen Association for Vacuum Industry

Want to learn more about


Information or entry

Please pay attention to:

【Official public platform of CMF DESIGN AWARD】

You can also add wechat of working group for manual consultation.

【Wechat of CMF DESIGN AWARD Working Group】

Scan and add wechat of staff

Or please login the official website of the grand prize


To know

If you have any questions about registration, please contact:



Mobile: 185 6572 5894 (the same as wechat)
Email: award@cmfdesign.net

Note: the organizing committee has the right of final interpretation and judgment for this activity. If there is any dispute over works, you can call the organizing committee to report it, and provide corresponding evidence as evidence (such as relevant documents of plagiarized works). Once verified, the qualification, certificate and trophy of the winner will be cancelled.