Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Designers and manufacturers go after the coveted design prize

26 October sees the start of the registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Every year, the internationally renowned design competition selects the best product designs in the world.

From Industrieform to Red Dot

Ceremonial act on behalf of 60 years of the Design Zentrum NRW

In 2015, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen is looking back on its 60-year history. On 5 October, the Design Zentrum’s success story over the past six decades was celebrated with a ceremonial act.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

“A milestone” - Leo Burnett is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2015!

The Leo Burnett Deutschland agency network has been selected as Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2015. The advertising agency’s creative staff secured the title of honour with their extraordinary communication campaigns.

“Products for Generations”

Red Dot Design Museum presents studio exhibition on the occasion of 90 years of Philips Design

The exhibition “Products for Generations: 90 Years of Philips Design” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany presents around 50 exhibits, which illustrate the current design understanding of the Dutch manufacturer.

"Smart Materials for future Design"

Conference in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany

Dedicated to materials and technology as the driving forces for innovation in design, the conference "Smart Materials for future Design" will take place in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany on 18 November 2015.

Red Dot Edition

Publisher of design books at the 67th Frankfurt Book Fair

From 14 to 18 October, the 67th Frankfurt Book Fair takes place. For the third time in row, the publisher “Red Dot Edition” will present its books on the world's most important book fair.

“Formosa Forms”: exhibition on Taiwanese design at Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris

Thursday, 27 August 2015

From 4 until 8 September 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen organises “Formosa Forms - Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France. With selected products by seven national brands, the exhibition documents the current Taiwanese design developments which combine tradition and modernity.

Awarded designers on their design approach

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Which certain design approach pursue successful designers? Red Dot talked to some people behind the products which were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best" in this years’ product competition. Selected statements are available subsequently.

Products for vacation: variety with high design quality

Friday, 21 August 2015

Never before could leisure time be spent as varied as today. People are spoilt for choice: from vacations in their own homes and spontaneous day trips to long-distance journeys. This diversity is also reflected in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Manufacturers like Gloster Furniture, Helinox and Bosch Home Appliances deliver products with high design quality for the most diverse leisure and vacation claims.

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: from “Industrieform” to Red Dot (from 1997)

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

In 1979, a short circuit leads to a fire that destroys the exhibition and the interior. After moving to the Amerikahaus (1980 - 1988) and the Former city library (1988 - 1997), the boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex becomes the new home of the design exhibition from 1997.

A new consumer culture emerges in China

Monday, 17 August 2015

Since the 1950s, a significant consumer goods industry developed especially in the United States and Western Europe. This is still made possible by a large part of the world's disposable household income. But since the economic reforms in 1979, the wages also increased in China which led to an emerging middle class.