Call for Entries

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.  
Standard submission ends on 25 March 2015.

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 Hall of Fame contributing writer Carlos Hinrichsen

Monday, 15 October 2007

What contribution does the factor of design make to a better quality of life? The answer to that question can be found in the latest red dot edition of the publication “Hall of Fame – Volume 2”. Publisher is Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, commissioned by Icsid, the global network of industrial design. One of the contributing writers is Carlos Hinrichsen, who has just succeeded Professor Dr. Zec as President of Icsid. In an interview with red dot online, Carlos Hinrichsen discussed the challenges of design development in Chile.


Universal Home: The results after a year of research

Friday, 12 October 2007

Flexibility is the answer to the quest for the Universal Home After one year of intense research work at Zollverein they have been established: The results of the “Universal Home” scholarship competition at Zollverein. In October 2006, ten young designers and architects from all over the world took up their annual scholarship at Zollverein to do research in cooperation with eleven companies on the future oriented issue “Universal Home”.


Design and economics expert, Professor Dr Zec in Thailand

Friday, 5 October 2007

Professor Dr Zec, President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and initiator of the red dot design award, will be one of the internationally renowned professional design speakers at the “Creative Strategy” symposium, which will take place in Thailand on the 12th of October in the context of the design event “Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2007-08" (10-14 October 2007), in the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC).


Special Exhibition Salmon & Sausages in the red dot design museum

Friday, 5 October 2007

On the occasion of the 100 year jubilee of Norwegian sovereignty the red dot design museum showcases the touring exhibition “Not only Salmon and Sausages - Ikke bare laks og pølser, Hundred Years of German-Norwegian Relationship”, which was initiated by the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo.


Interview mit den red dot: best of the best Gewinnern Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher und Franz Reimer

Thursday, 4 October 2007

The »bionic car« of Mercedes Benz is a fascinating research vehicle inspired by the form of a boxfish. In spite of its angular appearance, this little fish possesses unique features such as perfect motivity and ideal aerodynamics. It therefore serves as a model for a so far unique vehicle project in the automotive development.