Red Dot Award: Product Design

Winners’ Privileges

Winning the Red Dot opens the doors for manufacturers and designers to a worldwide network and offers exclusive options for communicating their success. The numerous winners’ privileges are the usage of the Red Dot winner label, the presentation of the product at Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, in the Red Dot App as well as at Red Dot 21, and the exhibition of the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany. 

 

 

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. 2015's best design concepts and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. These are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations.

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.

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 until 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.

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 Kenji Ekuan

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Kenji Ekuan is chairman of the GK Design Group and since 1998 he has been chairman of the humanitarian organisation "Design for the World”. He holds important positions in design-oriented associations such as the Icsid, the Japan Design Foundation and the Japan Finland Design Association and his ideas created international design trends. It is important for him, among other things, to understand design as a source for improving life. His contribution as contributing writer to the latest publication of the red dot edition, “Hall of Fame”, is about „The Tomorrow of Design. Simplicity is the ultimate”. Kenji Ekuan made himself available for a red dot online interview.


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.