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.

 

 


Juror portrait and interview with Don Ryun Chang

Friday, 8 December 2006

The designer Don Ryun Chang is a member of the international expert jury of the red dot award: communiaction design 2006. Don Ryun Chang answered the interview questions of red dot with the same passion that he had about the judgement.


Nominated for the red dot: grand prix - Atelier Markgraph

Friday, 8 December 2006

The spectacular media installation „KUNST|RAD“ (ART|WHEEL) has convinced the experts of this year’s jury of the red dot award: communication design. It awarded the designers Roland Lambrette and Stefan Weil the red dot: best of the best for their outstanding performance and nominated them for the honorary award of the red dot: grand prix. In an interview we spoke with both designers about their award and the economic importance of design.


Nominated for the red dot: grand prix - 2D3D

Friday, 8 December 2006

The “Seasons 06” organizer was designed as a gift for the customers of the Dutch graphic design company 2d3d and its outstanding design impressed the jury of this year`s red dot award: communication design. For his great work, Tiemen Harder, designer at 2D3D, received a red dot: best of the best. With this award, he is also nominated for the red dot: grand prix. In an interview, Tiemen Harder spoke to us about his work.


The awards presentation of the red dot award: communication design 2006 -- international meeting of the creative industry

Friday, 8 December 2006

It was a worthy highlight and end of this year’s red dot award: communication design -- the festive awards ceremony on Friday 8 December 2006 in the Essen Philharmonic Concert Hall, which was attended by some 800 guests from eight nations to celebrate the winners of this year’s red dot award: communication design. The tension with regards to the honorary prizes for the best works of each category, however, kept mounting during the ceremony, because the winners were not announced until the very end of the awards presentation.


Nominated for the red dot: grand prix: ZUM KUCKUCK

Thursday, 7 December 2006

For the excellent concept and design of the on-line appearance of Reisenthel, the designers Alexander Dees, Werner Goldbach, Matthias Persch, and Daniel Rothaug of ZUM KUCKUCK received the red dot: best of the best. Therefore they are also nominated for the red dot: grand prix.