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The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has started

The early bird registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 has started. A message from Prof. Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, to the start of the globally renowned competition for communication design.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Global brands in competition

The manufacturers and designers who took part in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have put themselves forward for a global comparison with future-oriented thinking and self-confidence. Thousands of global brands and medium enterprises entered their products into a competition for one of the world’s most distinguished awards – the Red Dot. After a successful jury session, the independent assessment by the specialists shows how the product designs performed in a current and international comparison. The winners will officially be announced on 29 June 2015, the day of the Red Dot Gala.

 

 

60 years of design history in Essen

Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum Essen present first joint exhibition

60 years of award-winning design in Essen, Germany - On the occasion of this anniversary, the Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum Essen are presenting an exhibition on 60 years of design history in Essen. The initiators of the anniversary show, Prof Dr Peter Zec and Prof Heinrich Theodor Grütter, are pleased about the realisation of this first cooperation of the two large museums at World Heritage Zollverein and about their prominent supporter: The President of the German Bundestag, Prof Dr Norbert Lammert, will assume the patronage of the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”.

 

 

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Providing a wider platform for innovation

At the moment, up-and-coming talents, designers, companies and universities from all over the world have the opportunity to enter their design visions in the competition and put their whole creative potential to the test. In a few weeks, the jury will be presented with the first round of entries, to make a selection for the final judging.

Creative hot spot

International communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, until 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Designs with a story – in the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”

The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface.

 

 


Interview with the red dot: best of the best winners Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher and Franz Reimer

Thursday, 25 October 2007

For one day the exhibition „NEU06“ transformed one of the most important shopping zones of Düsseldorf into a walkable museum for communication design. red dot online interviewed Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher and Franz Reimer, four representatives of the NEU06 team, about their work, their award and their plans for the future.


Design guru – and then what?

Monday, 22 October 2007

Zec turns over office as Icsid president to successor For two years, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec held the highest office in the industrial design world as president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid). At the Council’s general assembly in San Francisco, he handed over the presidency to his new successor Carlos Hinrichsen from Chile.


Interview with Prof Dr Zec

Monday, 22 October 2007

Looking back on eight years of dedicated work on the Icsid executive board, including the two years as president, Zec drew positive conclusions: “It was both a very work-intensive and interesting time filled with many challenges." In an interview with red dot online Zec talked about his term as Icsid president and his future plans.


50 years of icsid

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Invigorating anniversary address held by Professor Dr. Peter Zec also opens design congress CONNECTING’07 The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) celebrated its 50-year anniversary. On October 17 at the Masonic Center, San Francisco, some 1,000 designers from all over the world attended the anniversary ceremony, which simultaneously inaugurated the 25th international design congress CONNECTING’07.


Royal visitor at the red dot design museum

Friday, 19 October 2007

As part of her visit to Germany, her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway came to the red dot design museum on Wednesday, 17 October 2007. The Queen visited the German-Norwegian touring exhibition “Not only Salmon and Sausages – Ikke bare laks og pølser”, which had already been opened with a festive ceremony in the red dot design museum the previous night.