Wednesday, 29 August 2007

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

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. More »


Friday, 24 August 2007

Provoking Magic: Lighting of Ingo Maurer

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. More »


Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Furniture design trends 2007: Between desperation and genius

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. More »


Friday, 10 August 2007

President’s Design Award

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. More »


Wednesday, 8 August 2007

red dot wanted to know! We interviewed the best designers of the red dot design award 2007

red dot asked award recipients: How do the best designers of this year’s red dot award: product design see the world? What is important to them? What plans do they have for the future? And how have they got to develop a product that ranks among the best of the entire competition? More »