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: Formosa Forms

Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan

From the beginning of October to the end of November 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”. Millions of people around the globe use innovative products of the insular state „Ilha Formosa“, the beautiful island, without knowing that their daily companions come from there. Sculptural lighting, powerful smartphones and notebooks, or elaborate bicycles illustrate in an aesthetic way that Taiwan is one of the leading countries in design.

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

Event: Every product tells a story

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail.

 

 

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.

 

 


Interview

Thursday, 8 November 2007

As Dean of the Art Center College of Design, USA and Icsid Board Member, Mark Breitenberg is in a position to visit design schools all over the world. Based on this experience his contribution as contributing writer to the latest red dot edition of “Hall of Fame”, is about the challenges and opportunities of design development in the 21st century. Mark Breitenberg made himself available for a red dot online interview.


Icsid appoints new Executive Board

Monday, 5 November 2007

Professor Carlos Hinrichsen is inducted as President Montreal, November 5, 2007 – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the results of the elections held on October 22 during its 25th General Assembly for the appointment of the organisation’s executive board for the 2007-2009 term. The international governing board, consisting of eleven prominent design authorities will be lead by Prof. Carlos Hinrichsen as the new president.


Design and economics expert Prof. Dr. Zec is main speaker at Design & Technology Innovation Festival in China

Saturday, 3 November 2007

For the first Design & Technology Innovation Festival on October 31 and November 1 2007, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Icsid senator and initiator of the red dot design award, travelled to China to hold a talk as design and economics expert.


Seoul Designated World Design Capital 2010

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

The World Design Capital 2010 has been determined. Triumphing over strong competitors such as Dubai, Singapore, and Toronto, the South Korean metropolis Seoul laid claim to the 2010 title of the biannual competition. The official announcement was made at the 15th Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) congress, held from October 17 to 20, 2007 in San Francisco.


Professor Dr. Peter Zec is New Member of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council

Friday, 26 October 2007

Professor Dr. Zec, senator of the international umbrella organisation of industrial designers (Icsid) and initiator of the red dot design award, is a new member of the “Seoul International Business Advisory Council” (SIBAC). As the only representative of the creative industry, the design and economy expert has been personally appointed to the advisory board by the mayor of the City of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon, in order to assist it as exclusive consultant for design and culture.