Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

Jury session finished

The jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 is finished. During three intense days, numerous works from all over the world were examined and evaluated by the 27-headed jury. Now it is time to wait and look forward to Berlin.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Highly efficient and emotional: LED technology in the lighting sector

During the International Year of Light, technologies are focused which reduce the global emissions of greenhouse gases: for example, through the use of light-emitting diodes - LEDs. How different LEDs are already used in current designs, is shown by selected lights.

Interview with Robert Sachon

“We take rational values and make them tangible at an emotional level”

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to: “Robert Sachon & Bosch Home Appliances Design Team”. Red Dot talked to the Global Design Director Robert Sachon about the brand Bosch and his role as a designer. Excerpts from the interview are available here.

"Enduring, not ultimate form"

From “Industrieform” to Red Dot (1954 - 1979)

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. In the same way that design has constantly changed and developed further, so too has today’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen stayed close to the pulse of time in the past sixty years.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Awarded designers on design quality

In this years’ product competition, 81 products out of 4,928 submissions were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best". Red Dot talked to some people behind the winning products. Selected statements on their understanding of design quality are available here.

Red Dot in Xiamen

Networking at China's most important fair for awarded design

For the fourth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 30 October until 2 November 2015, exciting exhibitions, informative presentations and the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, networking and entering new markets.


Festive opening of the anniversary exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

From 29 June, 60 years of design in Essen will come to life in Hall 5 at Zollverein World Heritage Site. The exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” is dedicated to the rich history of the Design Zentrum NRW.


Designs inspired by nature

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

For thousands of years, bamboo has been forming an important livelihood in Asia. As a commodity, the grass is used as food or is the basis for the production of textiles. In addition, bamboo is utilised as a building material for furniture and house construction. The special features of bamboo - stability, lightweight and sustainability - has made the material interesting for numerous current product designs.


Red Dot award ceremony 2015: Major honour for the best designers and products in the anniversary year of the design award

Monday, 15 June 2015

On 29 June, the global design scene will converge in Essen to celebrate the best products of the year. The glamorous Red Dot Gala in the awe-inspiring Aalto-Theater marks the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 - the jury has been chosen!

Friday, 12 June 2015

The jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has been chosen. A total of 27 design experts from all over the world will assess the works of the participants in this year’s competition. The creative competition is once again looking for the best projects from the fields of Corporate Design, Packaging, Game Design and more: Designers, advertisers, marketing professionals and up-and-coming new talent have a total of 17 categories to choose from for their entries.


Official launch of China Good Design in Xiamen

Friday, 12 June 2015

A new era of the overall cooperation between Red Dot and the Xiamen Municipal Government began on 20 May 2015, when Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and president of Red Dot, officially launched the China Good Design Award.