Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

The best of the year of the creative industry have been chosen!

The results of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 are now available. The international Red Dot jury has chosen the best entries of the year from a total of 7.451 submissions.

“Formosa Forms”

Exhibition on Taiwanese design at Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris

From 4 until 8 September 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen organises “Formosa Forms - Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Registration period starts at the end of October

Innovations wanted: On 26 October, the registration period of the Red Dot Award: Product Design will begin. With the help of the jury of experts, the international competition appraises the best products of the year.

China Good Design

Communication Salon successfully held in the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing

On the occasion of the start of China Good Design, 104 top-class guests of the Chinese design and economic scene visited the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beijing. The first “Communication Salon” was held under the motto “Good design for China” by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Awarded designers on their design approach

Which certain design approach pursue successful designers? Red Dot talked to some people behind the products which were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best" in this years’ product competition.

Xiamen International Design Business Week - Red Dot in China 2015

Red Dot Academy with renowned lecturers

From 30 October to 2 November 2015, Red Dot brings the world of design to the Chinese metropolis of Xiamen: at the "Xiamen International Design Business Week - Red Dot in China" the Red Dot Academy will provide once again an academic programme for advanced design studies.


Interview with Prof Dr Zec

Monday, 22 October 2007

Looking back on eight years of dedicated work on the Icsid executive board, including the two years as president, Zec drew positive conclusions: “It was both a very work-intensive and interesting time filled with many challenges." In an interview with red dot online Zec talked about his term as Icsid president and his future plans.


50 years of icsid

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Invigorating anniversary address held by Professor Dr. Peter Zec also opens design congress CONNECTING’07 The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) celebrated its 50-year anniversary. On October 17 at the Masonic Center, San Francisco, some 1,000 designers from all over the world attended the anniversary ceremony, which simultaneously inaugurated the 25th international design congress CONNECTING’07.


Royal visitor at the red dot design museum

Friday, 19 October 2007

As part of her visit to Germany, her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway came to the red dot design museum on Wednesday, 17 October 2007. The Queen visited the German-Norwegian touring exhibition “Not only Salmon and Sausages – Ikke bare laks og pølser”, which had already been opened with a festive ceremony in the red dot design museum the previous night.


Interview with Hall of Fame contributing writer Kenji Ekuan

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Kenji Ekuan is chairman of the GK Design Group and since 1998 he has been chairman of the humanitarian organisation "Design for the World”. He holds important positions in design-oriented associations such as the Icsid, the Japan Design Foundation and the Japan Finland Design Association and his ideas created international design trends. It is important for him, among other things, to understand design as a source for improving life. His contribution as contributing writer to the latest publication of the red dot edition, “Hall of Fame”, is about „The Tomorrow of Design. Simplicity is the ultimate”. Kenji Ekuan made himself available for a red dot online interview.


Interview with Hall of Fame contributing writer Carlos Hinrichsen

Monday, 15 October 2007

What contribution does the factor of design make to a better quality of life? The answer to that question can be found in the latest red dot edition of the publication “Hall of Fame – Volume 2”. Publisher is Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, commissioned by Icsid, the global network of industrial design. One of the contributing writers is Carlos Hinrichsen, who has just succeeded Professor Dr. Zec as President of Icsid. In an interview with red dot online, Carlos Hinrichsen discussed the challenges of design development in Chile.