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.
Friday, 20 October 2006
“Who are the most creative brains in industry?” The German business magazine “WirtschaftsWoche” asked itself this question and chanced a selection. The editorial office selected 25 “pioneers of change”, among others Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Icsid.
Tuesday, 17 October 2006
On Friday, 13 October 2006, numerous design interested people celebrated the vernissage of the special exhibition “Return on Ideas – Better by Design” in the red dot design museum.
Monday, 16 October 2006
Asta Baumöller is a member of this year’s expert jury of the red dot award: communication design. red dot spoke with the designer – meanwhile promoted to manager of VIVA Switzerland – about contemporary communication design, about current projects and the challenges as a member of the red dot jury.
Monday, 16 October 2006
Asta Baumöller is a member of this year’s expert jury of the red dot award: communication design. The manager of VIVA Switzerland was born in 1966 in Kiel and finished her studies in 1995 to become a graduate designer. Asta Baumöller has broad experience as designer at various TV stations such as RTL, VIVA, VIVA ZWEI and VIVAplus. Since 2002 she has been sole manager and member of the board of directors at VIVA Switzerland in Zurich.
Wednesday, 11 October 2006
The final decisions for the red dot award: design concept 2006 have been made. Designers from 40 countries took up the challenge to face judgment from an international jury of experts. A total of 478 submissions were received this year, which the jury noted were of higher quality over last year’s entries, and then pored over each detail before making their final selections. The result is 72 winners in total; 60 have been awarded the “red dot”, and 12 have been conferred the “red dot: best of the best”.