Red Dot Award: Product Design Ranking 2015

The jury is in place!

The Red Dot jury comprises about 40 design experts of international repute. A particularly distinguished panel has been appointed in this anniversary year of 2015. One example is Werner Aisslinger, who became world famous with his mobile living space, “Loft Cube”. Aisslinger’s products feature in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as do those of Red Dot jury member Hans Ehrich, the “Grand Seigneur” of Swedish design culture. Fashion and shoe designer Datuk’ Professor Jimmy Choo OBE, a superstar on the international design scene, will once again act as a juror for the “Fashion, lifestyle and accessories” category.

 

 

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Looking forward to progressive endeavours

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest. Right now, up-and-coming talents, designers, companies and universities from all over the world have the opportunity to enter their design visions in the competition and put their whole creative potential to the test.

Creative hot spot

International communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, until 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan

Exhibition at the Munich Creative Business Week

Until 1 March 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” at the Munich Creative Business Week. Using selected Taiwanese designs, the exhibition which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, documents current design developments in the fields of lifestyle and accessories. About 100 exhibits show the contrast as well as the symbiosis of tradition and modernity and illustrate the contemporary design understanding of Taiwanese manufacturers and designers.

 

 

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 until 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.

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.

 

 


Festo inspires at MoMA in New York

Monday, 3 March 2008

As part of the exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind”, Festo is showing exhibits from its Bionic Learning Network at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The bionic exhibits Airacuda, a pneumatically driven fish, and the manta ray-inspired, remote-controlled designs Aqua_ray and Air_ray will be amazing visitors until May 12 2008.


Portal project – creating networks without borders

Friday, 29 February 2008

The trans-border “portal project” of the Kamer van Koophandel Centraal Gelderland, the Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce helps small and medium-sized businesses in the “Euregio Rhein-Waal” region to enter the market of the respective neighbouring country. As part of this joint project a workshop for the design and furnishing industry will take place on 10 March 2008.


red dot communication design yearbook 2007/2008 wins award

Monday, 25 February 2008

The red dot communication design yearbook 2007/2008, edited by the design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, recently received the ”Award for Typographic Excellence” from the Type Directors Club in New York. This award recognises the typographical and photographical overall concept by the Berlin-based studio “Fons Hickmann m23”.


“Return on Ideas – Better by design”: Professor Dr. Peter Zec speaks at the ROTONDA Business Club

Monday, 18 February 2008

Last Wednesday, the ROTONDA Business Club in Cologne served as a meeting point for senior managers and entrepreneurs from all business sectors. Design and business expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec held his presentation “Return on Ideas – Better by design” to a full house, followed by a lively discussion with the audience.


TOCA ME Design Conference 2008

Monday, 28 January 2008

What does design do? How powerful is design? Where does design fail? On 23 February 2008, the TOCA ME Design Conference will take place for the third time in the Munich event venue ‘Reithalle’, featuring renowned guest speakers from all over the world. The aim of the event under the motto “Beyond Surface” is to provide a critical evaluation of design as well as create a network of the Munich design and creative scene with international design centres.