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 with the red dot: best of the best winners Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

For “Face2go” Mutabor received the red dot: best of the best in the category “Information Design/Public Space” in this year’s red dot award: communication design and was therefore at the same time nominated for the red dot: grand prix. red dot online interviewed the managing and creative directors of Mutabor, Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass, about this special event.


Interview with the best of the best winner Sandra Mithöfer

Monday, 17 September 2007

The international expert jury of this year’s red dot award: communication design expressed its enthusiasm about the professionalism of the work of Sandra Mithöfer and honoured this design performance with a red dot: best of the best. With this award, Sandra Mithöfer is at the same time nominated for the red dot: junior prize, awarded for the best student work of the entire competition. red dot online had an interview with the young designer on her work, her award and her plans for the future.


Interview with red dot: best of the best winner MetaDesign

Thursday, 13 September 2007

For the corporate design of the exhibition “The most beautiful French come from New York”, MetaDesign received in this year’s red dot award: communication design a “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Thus MetaDesign is automatically nominated for the “red dot: grand prix”, which the jury can award in each category to an outstanding work. red dot online talked to MetaDesign about the award-winning corporate design in an interview.


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.