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.

 

 


Beautiful New World – Is Design Dubai’s Future?

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The first International Design Forum (IDF) is presently taking place in Dubai. It focuses on design in and for the Arabian world and is about to become a great success. Since 27 May 2007 the participants have been discussing jointly with renowned designers, architects and personalities from industry and science about the future role of design and creativity as innovative driving force. As official partner of the IDF red dot is on location with an exhibition of award-winning products and engages in strengthening the role of design as an economic factor in the Arabian world and actively promoting Arabian designers.


red dot on tour - Professor Dr. Zec as design and economy expert in Dubai

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

The exhibition with which red dot is currently presenting itself at the International Design Forum in Dubai has turned out to be a great success. It is well received by organisers and speakers alike. Even H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the Executive Council of Dubai and patron of the International Design Forum, insisted on visiting the exhibition of award-winning products and talking to Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and member of the Design Advisory Council of the International Design Forum, about the red dot design award when paying a short visit to the Forum.


Prominent Korean visitor in the red dot design museum

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

A city of millions discovers the subject of design for its purposes: Seoul. In July last year, the Mayor of Seoul, OH Se Hoon surprised the design world with his inauguration speech in which he claimed that, “the 21st century is the age of design. From today on we are all designers with the task of making Seoul the best city in the world. […]”. There has rarely been such a clear commitment to the subject of design from the leading politician of a country before.


Flashback: red dot award: design concept 2005 - “Totemo” designed by Joey Roth

Friday, 18 May 2007

While still a student in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Joey Roth came up with a concept to strip down the computer to its bare essentials, transforming it into an aesthetically pleasing form with 2 powerful benefits, silence and a well-cooled CPU.


Interview with Iris Prehn

Friday, 18 May 2007

Iris Prehn, industrial designer from Kiel and scholarship winner of the ‘Universal Home’ project, has been researching new materials and designs for the 60+ generation. Until September she is designing the ‘Universal Home’, an integrative home for the future. In an interview with red dot online, Iris Prehn spoke about her visions of a future Universal Home and about her current state of research.