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.
Friday, 22 June 2007
Approximately 400 invited guests, winners of the red dot design award along with their guests, as well as guests of honour from business, politics and the media can look forward to a dinner extraordinaire on 25 June. One of Germany’s most interesting chefs, star chef Frank Rosin and his crew, will ensure an unforgettable evening of sheer indulgence.
Thursday, 21 June 2007
The design world is currently zooming in on the city of Essen and its red dot design museum. This Monday 25, June 2007, the winners of the red dot award: product design 2007 will be honoured at a festive ceremony in the Essen Aalto Theater by eminent representatives from design, business, and politics. Design lovers from 29 countries have already announced their attendance.
Wednesday, 20 June 2007
On 7 June 2007 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, the organizers of the DME Award hosted the official start of the project and the design management competition for micro, small, medium and large companies.
Tuesday, 19 June 2007
Every year, red dot gives creative young photographers the chance to feature one of the award-winning products of the red dot award: product design as a “Design Feature of the Year” on the cover of the red dot yearbook. This year’s Design Feature 2007 was created by Martha Trojnarski and Sergej Haas, two communication design students from the Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Friday, 8 June 2007
Good is not good enough: The best of international product design, presented in the current edition of the ‘red dot design yearbook 2007/2008’ Despite the challenge posed by global competition there are winners in every industry: Companies which are successful internationally and which manage to maintain their position as global players. But what do these companies do differently?