Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Motorola and the Cologne International School of Design present concepts for the mobile society of the future

Designs for a future generation of mobile telephones were on show at the year-end in Cologne by students of the Cologne International School of Design headed by Prof. Günter Horntrich and Andreas Wrede. The concept designs for the future of mobile communication are aimed essentially at opportunities for individualising  Motorola mobile telephones and displaying new opportunities in mobile design and conceivable additional uses for private purposes. More »

Monday, 29 January 2007

Taiwan Design, Global Honor

The red dot design award is also becoming more and more influential as an achievement barometer in Asia where it has gained the highest reputation. Taiwan is a perfect example of this development: in the red dot design award 2006 submissions from Taiwan rose by almost 50 percent in comparison to the previous year. As initiator of the red dot design award, Professor Dr. Peter Zec had therefore been invited to Taiwan at the end of the year to take part on stage as a guest in a very special design event. More »

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Juror Portrait: Masayo Ave

“A single, well designed product can raise the standard for all corresponding products.” – This quote from Masayo Ave, who was a member of the red dot jury last year, strikes firmly home at the heart of our work. This year too, the designer will be part of the red dot jury. More »

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Mercedes Car Group increases 2006 sales to record

Mercedes Car Group posts all-time sales record with three percent increase. Mercedes, awarded several times the red dot, managed this with outstanding design quality: In 2006, Mercedes-Benz increased customer deliveries by seven percent worldwide to a record level. More »

Friday, 5 January 2007

European Design Promotion Conference, Paris

The annual European Design Promotion Conference, this year taking place on the 8th and 9th of January in Paris, is the meeting place of leading personalities in the field of design promotion and a forum to discuss the regional and international context of European design promotion. This year's programme will end with a birthday celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Icsid, the designers´ international umbrella organisation. More »