Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

In search of good design and innovations

Since the beginning of November the registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 has been running. The competition, which origins date back to 1954, is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. Manufacturers and designers from more than 75 countries take part. Chosen by an independent and renowned jury, the award increases the visibility of designers and companies, brands and products. The use of the Red Dot label is exclusively reserved for the winners of the competition. 

Exhibition: Light & Shape

Best of Belgian Design

From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard. Touching and testing most of the exhibits is explicitly allowed, since outstanding design quality becomes apparent only in use.

 

 

Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Event: Every product tells a story

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail.

 

 

Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

Taiwanese Design Faces

A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei from 13 November 2014 – 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good.

Inspiration and innovation

The International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015

Every year, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are honoured and their works are published in an extensive reference book – for eternity. The two-volume International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015 is hot off the press and gives an overview of the status quo of current communication design.

 

 


Designs with a story – in the exhibition „Every Product Tells a Story“

Friday, 19 December 2014

The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface.


6,007 euro for the good cause: successful charity auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Monday, 15 December 2014

On Sunday, 14 December 2014, the fourth edition of the popular charity auction took place in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The event, which is traditionally organised in the Advent season, attracted around 120 fans of good design. A very personal design highlight or a well-shaped Christmas present for one’s family or friends: more than 130 pieces went under the hammer, which was again swung by Vito Orazhem. In front of a full house, the managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen auctioned off all of the objects in three hours.


Design objects under the hammer: Charity Auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

The fourth edition of the charity auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, literally promises design objects at hammer prices. Participants and bidders can look forward to more than 130 well-designed pieces on Sunday, 14 December 2014. Many of them will be auctioned off at a starting price of 1 euro. Young and old – all those who are looking for uncommon Christmas presents for one’s nearest and dearest and lift their bidder number successfully, can take home one design object or the other.


The registration phase “Regular” is in progress - Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 is searching for current top designs

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

On 6 December 2014, the main registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 has started. Manufacturers and designers from around the world are invited to enter their products in the renowned design competition. An international jury of independent design experts evaluates every submission and awards only the best products with the sought-after “Red Dot” quality seal.


Product development: 3 Questions to Shin Kiyong

Friday, 5 December 2014

Shin Kiyong and Sung Jungyeon were recently honoured with a Red Dot in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept for “BetterRe”. The project, a power pack for charging digital devices using upcycled leftover smartphone batteries, will be launched in Kickstarter as part of their journey to materialise the design concept into a product. Red Dot talked with winner Shin Kiyong about his journey and the recent developments.