Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top honour for first-class achievement – Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

The title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017” goes to Koblenz: The Canyon Design Team will be included in the “Hall of Fame” of international design for its consistent and unparalleled design performance.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore relocates to Marina Bay

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Today, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. It currently houses around 2,000 international design objects in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. All exhibits are award-winning design works from the Red Dot Design Award which is organised in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 4)

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, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Uwe Melichar, Damon Aval, Gustavo Greco and Holger Windfuhr will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The “Latecomer” registration phase runs until 9 June 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

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. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.


Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll on beauty and form

Sunday, 3 July 2005

The indispensables – shape to the limit. The Akashi bag, designed by Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll, merges a highly interesting and extravagant language of forms with innovation in leather processing. Well-known techniques of leather shaping that have been borrowed from shoe production played an important role in its design. The leather is brought into its final shape under tension and is then glued. The handbag, thus, receives an unusual shape of sculptural appearance with hardly any seams.


Edmund Englich on design as a benefit for the customer

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Sculptures of communication. The first television sets were carefully treated pieces of furniture. Therefore, in the early 1950s the colour of the finish was more important to the future owner than the overall design. Today, just like in the 1950s, the television is a cult object, but the requirements are completely different. Today, the design of the television set plays a decisive role. It is important for the design of a “modern” TV set to appeal to the emotions and implement innovative technologies in such a way that they harmonise with the design. The design of the Spheros R 37 Masterpiece TV set manages the difficult task of finding a form that is appropriate for its technology.


Shin Miyashita on designing technology with the user in mind

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Well defined. Video is an interesting and very popular means of communication. Parallel to the evolution and development of this communications medium in the 1970s, the development of relevant storage media also advanced, with formats such as Betamax, the compact Video 8, the Hi-8 and the DV format. The current format of the DV cassette allows resolution figures, which would have been unthinkable back in the 1970s. The HDR-FX1 is the first HDV1080i-compatible digital highdefinition home video camcorder that allows recording and playback of high-definition videos on these DV cassettes.


Peter Kövari:”How I see myself as a designer”

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Aesthetic crossover. Before even Audrey Hepburn and James Dean, sunglasses had long been trendsetters in the accessory industry. However, they are not merely a decorative fashion article; their importance in eye protection against direct sunlight, UV radiation and wind makes them a true performance product. The P‘8404 titanium sunglasses are designed to meet this current crossover trend.


Held + Team on the design of surgical instruments

Friday, 1 July 2005

Delicate. When the Spanish bishop and conqueror Diego de Landa ordered to burn the records on the medical knowledge of the Mayas, he did not know that he was destroying something irretrievable. The Mayas were masters of surgery and could skilfully perform highly complicated operations. Today, there are still many medical fields, in which “manual” work plays a great role. One of these fields is the resection of an enlarged prostate in urology.