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.

 

 


A look back to the future – 10 years of the Design Centre Nordrhein Westphalia at Zollverein in Essen (1997–2007)

Monday, 30 April 2007

When the boiler house, carefully restored by the British architect Lord Norman Foster, opened its doors on 1 May 1997, only a few people suspected that, with the relocation of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a new form of design centre should become the flagship of the Zollverein area and a powerful driving force on the international design scene.


Interview with Universal Home scholarship winner Annemarie Mayo

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

The scholarship winner Annemarie Mayo comes from Malta and studied architecture and civil engineering at the University of Malta. The 23-year-old has already worked with architects in Malta, Poland and Northern Ireland. She will live in Essen for one year, researching the Universal Home of the future. In the interview Annemarie Mayo speaks about her research, her ideas and her visions about future living.


red dot award: communication design 2007

Monday, 23 April 2007

On the lookout for the best works from advertising and communication design The red dot award: communication design is starting a new round. Designers, advertising agencies, and firms producing communication design pieces from around the world are invited starting now to submit their work to the competition and to expose their talents to international comparison.


The future will come faster than we think…

Thursday, 19 April 2007

On the search for the products of tomorrow – the red dot award: design concept 2007 red dot is again searching for innovative and above all well-designed product concepts. For the third time companies, designers, innovators and design students are invited to submit their design concepts to the red dot award: design concept.


Bathroom design trends 2007

Thursday, 19 April 2007

The meaning of the bathroom has recently undergone a radical transformation: Known previously as a purely functional room, it has now seen a real shift in value to that of a living area and place of sanctuary. The technical and functional aspects of the bathroom are now being extended by emotional factors. The design factor is therefore of vital importance, as both functional aspects, and the presence of a calming emotional atmosphere need to co-exist.