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.

 

 


Tomorrow’s trendsetters: the best design concepts 2007

Friday, 7 September 2007

Results of the red dot award: design concept 2007 The results of this year’s red dot award: design concept have been released. The international expert jury evaluated a total of 884 submissions from 46 countries for outstanding design quality and distinguished 105 with a red dot award. Another eighteen received the distinction red dot: best of the best for highest design quality.


Fidius“ for unfair design competitions – German design award in the spotlight – Ikea gets it right

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

There are some awards that no one really wants. The negative award “Plagiarus” is such an award in the design industry, and is awarded annually to the most audacious plagiarists, and recently another negative award has come to the fore: the „Fidius“. With the help of this award, unfair tenders and design competitions will be publicly exposed. The dubious honour of such an award will be bestowed upon the design award of the Federal Republic of Germany in this first competition.


Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer

Friday, 24 August 2007

New York’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum dedicates a solo exhibition to lighting designer Ingo Maurer. “Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer” will take place from September 14, 2007 through January 27, 2008.


Furniture design trends 2007: Between desperation and genius

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Today, design is more important than ever and the demands on designers have also become higher and more complex than ever before. In a time when flawless function is taken for granted and quality standards are converging increasingly, design defines vital differences in today’s markets.


President’s Design Award

Friday, 10 August 2007

This year, the Singapore Ministry of Information, Communication and Art will for the third time award the President’s Design Award to national designers who have with their work contributed considerably to establishing the Singapore design industry on an international scale. Design expert and Icsid president Professor Dr. Peter Zec, who is the initiator of the red dot design award and has also been successful with the red dot Singapore since last year, was invited as chairman of the jury for product and industrial design.