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: 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

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.

 

 

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.

 

 


Awards ceremony interzum award puts spotlight on innovations

Friday, 11 May 2007

A festive awards ceremony for the interzum award: intelligent material & design 2007 took place on Tuesday, 8 May in the "Theater am Tanzbrunnen" at the Koelnmesse. Some 51 awards, among them 8 for highest design quality, were honoured at the event.


Design Management Europe Award to start its first round

Friday, 11 May 2007

Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen is creating new momentum for corporate management throughout Europe: Already renowned for its red dot design award, the design association is now instituting the “Design Management Europe Award” (DME Award) for the evaluation and appraisal of design management within corporate management.


The “Packaging Design” category of the red dot award: communication design 2007 contest is being strengthened through cooperation with PDA Europe

Friday, 4 May 2007

The red dot design award organisers and the Pan European Brand Design Association (PDS Europe) have just entered into a collaboration. The declared goal is to upgrade the image of the “Packaging Design” field within the red dot award: communication design category and thus with the “Packaging Design" theme to offer design agencies a special incentive to take part in the


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.