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.
Saturday, 25 November 2006
In this year’s red dot award: communication design Leslie Chan Wing Kei was awarded the red dot: best of the best for his posters " Native Tongues". This award automatically makes him a nominee for the red dot: grand prix.
Thursday, 23 November 2006
Design graduate Catrin Sonnabend is one of the “red dot: best of the best” prize-winners nominated for this year’s “red dot award: communication design”. The young designer’s piece “Hier + Jetzt. 64 Anregungen zur Zeitverschwendung” (Here + Now. 64 good reasons to waste time) demonstrates her wide-ranging talent.
Wednesday, 22 November 2006
Susanne Wacker and Wolfram Schäffer are the managing directors of design hoch drei, an agency that both designs and realises top-quality two and three-dimensional, virtual and multimedia communications projects. As winners of the “red dot: best of the best” prize for their travelling exhibition on the subject of the new Mercedes-Benz Museum, they have just been nominated for the “red dot: grand prix”.
Tuesday, 21 November 2006
CBD A/S is a leading Danish Industrial Design company employing about 60 people worldwide and is managed by two partners: Henrik Jeppesen and Nils Toft who is one of the international design experts of this year’s jury of the red dot award: product design. Now, CBD China is looking for foreign employees to complete their team of designers.
Monday, 20 November 2006
In the face of the Arab world’s constantly growing significance for the international market, the International Design Forum (IDF) will take place in Dubai from 3 to 5 February 2007. As part of the event, red dot will present selected award-winning products in a special exhibition in Dubai.