Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Beautiful New World – Is Design Dubai’s Future?

The first International Design Forum (IDF) is presently taking place in Dubai. It focuses on design in and for the Arabian world and is about to become a great success. Since 27 May 2007 the participants have been discussing jointly with renowned designers, architects and personalities from industry and science about the future role of design and creativity as innovative driving force. As official partner of the IDF red dot is on location with an exhibition of award-winning products and engages in strengthening the role of design as an economic factor in the Arabian world and actively promoting Arabian designers. More »


Tuesday, 29 May 2007

red dot on tour - Professor Dr. Zec as design and economy expert in Dubai

The exhibition with which red dot is currently presenting itself at the International Design Forum in Dubai has turned out to be a great success. It is well received by organisers and speakers alike. Even H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the Executive Council of Dubai and patron of the International Design Forum, insisted on visiting the exhibition of award-winning products and talking to Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and member of the Design Advisory Council of the International Design Forum, about the red dot design award when paying a short visit to the Forum. More »


Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Prominent Korean visitor in the red dot design museum

A city of millions discovers the subject of design for its purposes: Seoul. In July last year, the Mayor of Seoul, OH Se Hoon surprised the design world with his inauguration speech in which he claimed that, “the 21st century is the age of design. From today on we are all designers with the task of making Seoul the best city in the world. […]”. There has rarely been such a clear commitment to the subject of design from the leading politician of a country before. More »


Friday, 18 May 2007

Flashback: red dot award: design concept 2005 - “Totemo” designed by Joey Roth

While still a student in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Joey Roth came up with a concept to strip down the computer to its bare essentials, transforming it into an aesthetically pleasing form with 2 powerful benefits, silence and a well-cooled CPU. More »


Friday, 18 May 2007

Interview with Iris Prehn

Iris Prehn, industrial designer from Kiel and scholarship winner of the ‘Universal Home’ project, has been researching new materials and designs for the 60+ generation. Until September she is designing the ‘Universal Home’, an integrative home for the future. In an interview with red dot online, Iris Prehn spoke about her visions of a future Universal Home and about her current state of research. More »