Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

On 3 July, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the award ceremony, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 were duly celebrated. Afterwards, the party went on at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

In February, 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess thousands of objects for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 in a process spanning several days. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work, is honoured each year. In 2017, the title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to the bike manufacturer Canyon which is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


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.


Universal Home: The results after a year of research

Friday, 12 October 2007

Flexibility is the answer to the quest for the Universal Home After one year of intense research work at Zollverein they have been established: The results of the “Universal Home” scholarship competition at Zollverein. In October 2006, ten young designers and architects from all over the world took up their annual scholarship at Zollverein to do research in cooperation with eleven companies on the future oriented issue “Universal Home”.