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.

 

 


Áron Losonczi on creating new materials for architecture

Monday, 25 September 2006

Light walls – fascinating material As a material, concrete – a mixture of several components – has excited the fantasy of architects all over the world. With LiTraCon™ – Light-Transmitting Concrete Áron Losonczi created an innovative building material with translucent characteristics – a mixture of optical glass fibre and fine concrete. Here he reveals his thoughts on creating new materials for architecture.


A night of design

Monday, 25 September 2006

red dot award: product design – award ceremony 2005 More than 1,200 international guests from the fields of politics, industry and culture celebrated the award winners of this year’s red dot award: product design in Essen on 4 July 2005.


Merry Christmas!

Monday, 25 September 2006

2005 is drawing to a close and we are reviewing an eventful year. This is an occasion to thank you for your energetic support, for your interest in our affairs and for the confidence and the loyalty you have shown us. Many achievements we’re regarding with pride and pleasure would have been impossible to attain without your assistance.


The best designers of the red dot award: product design 2006: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

Monday, 25 September 2006

For the outstanding, innovative design of their floor light “Pipe Terra” the Swiss designers Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron were honoured with the red dot: best of the best. They have personally explained their design to us.


Ideas for a better future: Return on Ideas – Better by Design

Monday, 18 September 2006

From 14 October to 12 November 2006, the red dot design museum will present the special exhibition “Return on Ideas – Better by Design”. In the exhibition design-oriented companies such as adidas, Miele, and Daimler-Chrysler as well as design firms and the German Aluminium Association (GDA) will illustrate the significance and implementation of innovative ideas as the basis of commercial success.