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: Formosa Forms
Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan
From the beginning of October to the end of November 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”. Millions of people around the globe use innovative products of the insular state „Ilha Formosa“, the beautiful island, without knowing that their daily companions come from there. Sculptural lighting, powerful smartphones and notebooks, or elaborate bicycles illustrate in an aesthetic way that Taiwan is one of the leading countries in design.
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.
Monday, 30 June 2014
When the Red Dot Design Museum Essen opens its doors on 8 July 2014, visitors can look forward to international high-class designs. Until 3 August 2014, the latest Red Dot-awarded products will be presented in the former boiler house of UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein coal mine in Essen Germany. For four weeks, two special exhibitions will turn the museum into a hot spot for industrial design at the highest level: While “Design on Stage” showcases successful designs from 47 nations, “People Driven” grants insights into the work of the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014, the think tank Veryday from Sweden.
Friday, 27 June 2014
Today, 27 June 2014, is the last chance for designers, agencies, companies and freelancers to register for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Also this year the search is for the best works from packaging, sound design, corporate design and more: In a total of 16 categories participants can hand in their projects. During a three-day selection process, the Red Dot jury, 24 international design luminaries, will evaluate all works.
Red Dot Gala 2014 - the design event of the year celebrates the most innovative products, designers and manufacturers
Monday, 23 June 2014
On 7 July 2014 the wait will finally be over: The red carpet will be rolled out and international design experts, manufacturers and the media will come to Essen/Germany to celebrate the best product designs of the year at the Red Dot Gala. The glamorous awards ceremony traditionally takes place in the Aalto-Theater and culminates in the legendary Designers’ Night party in the Red Dot Design Museum.
Friday, 20 June 2014
The jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 has been chosen. A total of 24 design experts from all over the world will assess the works of the participants in this year’s competition. Like every year, the competition for creatives will be on the look-out for the best projects from the fields of Advertising, Online, Game Design and more: Designers, advertisers, marketing managers and up-and-coming new talents have a total of 16 categories to choose from for their entries.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014
On 7 July 2014 the wait will finally be over: The traditional awards ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 and the subsequent Designers’ Night will take place. The evening programme annually attracts more than 1,200 guests to Essen/Germany – designers, manufacturers, the media and design fans from all over the world.