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.

 

 


3 questions for: Sandro Reginelli, designer at Maurice Lacroix

Monday, 11 August 2014

The watch industry constantly faces the challenge to reinvent itself. A watch is not only a tool for measuring time anymore, it rather is a special accessory which expresses its owner`s individual lifestyle. Therefore, the time at the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix does not stand still. With technical innovations, highest quality and temporary design, the brand does not only impress its sophisticated customers but also the Red Dot jury.


Well-known lecturers for the Red Dot Design Forum confirmed

Friday, 8 August 2014

For the third time in a row, Red Dot brings top-class designers and innovative companies together at the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, the latest products will be presented in benefit for the professional exchange.


Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

On Sunday, 10 August 2014, design fans and all those who want to become it go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 3–4:30 p.m., the public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house.


3 questions for: Eberhard Meurer, chief designer of S. Siedle & Söhne

Monday, 28 July 2014

With a market share of about 50% regarding door intercom systems in Germany and an export share of almost 25%, S. Siedle & Söhne is one of the leading manufacturers of indoor communication technologies in Germany and across Europe. The history of the family company which is steeped in tradition dates back until the middle of the 18th century, when it moulded bells for the clock manufacture. Ever since, the company has become a specialist for communications in and around the house.


The unknown known: "Design Experience Exhibition" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

From 25 July until 10 August 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition of a special kind. Tickling all senses and getting first-hand experience of award-winning products: The exploration of the “Design Experience Exhibition” animates visitors to touch around and get surprised by the design of everyday items. This way, visitors experience materials and forms in a completely different perspective and meet the various aspects of prizewinning design. The special exhibition sharpens the power of judgment and imparts the basics of good design.