Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

In search of the best visions, prototypes and design concepts

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The “Standard” submission phase runs until 22 March.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. Soon, some 40 recognised experts from around the world will gather again in order to test, discuss and assess every single entry in an evaluation process lasting several days. Part of the panel in 2017 will be Gordon Bruce again.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts

The Red Dot Institute filters the results of the Red Dot Design Award according to different criteria and creates, among others, rankings. Annually, it releases the Red Dot Design Ranking, honouring the leading organisations who have continuously invested in design and in innovation. The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts recognises the top companies, design studios and universities with unceasing pursuance towards design excellence.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Outstanding design and its makers: the A’tolan House

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects of high design quality. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of all entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. The Create + Think Design Studio was awarded this distinction for the Interior Design of the A’tolan House.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Winners‘ Benefits: Award-winning products are presented in the Red Dot App

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 runs only until 8 February. The laureates use the winner label for their communications and profit from further “Winners‘ Benefits”, among others the presentation of the award-winning products in the Red Dot App.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Entitled “Under the Sign of the Circle”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents an exhibition of Japanese products until 19 March 2017. From electronic drums to extravagant packaging to origami chair: Around 100 exhibits invite visitors to discover Japanese design.


Ergonomic Notebooks – A Challenge for Any Designer

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

49 million notebooks sold worldwide – this is the finding of the US marketing research institute IDC. In Western Europe alone, the share of mobile computers is to increase by another 20 per cent. The manufacturers may rejoice in such figures. Experts for ergonomics such as Alan Hedge, head of the ergonomics laboratory at the Cornell University New York, however, are concerned about users’ health since notebooks may cause postural deformities, inflammations and even impotence. Ergonomically well-designed notebooks are therefore a challenge for any designer.


Internal brand formation drives company success

Monday, 27 June 2005

A brand identity which is actually lived by the company’s staff is one of the decisive factors when it comes to company success. At the same time, more than half of those interviewed concede that there is still need for optimisation along the decisive interfaces of the supply chain. These are the central results of a recent survey by BBDO Consulting.


Antonio Citterio: dimensions of design

Monday, 27 June 2005

Dimensions of design. For the Romans, the bath was an institution. It was part of daily life to take time to relax on a large scale. Today, the bath is more important than ever, since it is one of the last bastions of relaxation. Free from the demands, the daily hustle and bustle, and the noise of the environment one searches for calmness in the bath – having time for yourself and your body is the “modern luxury”. The Axor Citterio bathtub and washstand combination creates a design of relaxation with large dimensions and newly interpreted transitions.


Philippe Starck: designed power – abundance as a principle

Monday, 27 June 2005

Water does not obey rules. It looks for new ways with all its force. Large rivers such as the Amazon or the Nile constantly create new living spaces by flooding complete areas. As a result of cultivation and embankments water has often lost its force today. The design of the Axor Starck X single-lever washstand mixer by Philippe Starck attempts to model this aspect of water’s ungovernable force and “abundance as a principle” has deliberately been chosen as a design maxim.


The Porsche AG on the design of the new Porsche 911 Carrera

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Porsche 911 Carrera – language of forms and consistency. The Porsche 911 has become a design classic long since. On the basis of the well-known basic shape, the current Porsche 911 Carrera consistently continues the visual language of the 911. The design follows the maxim of “clarity, tension and precision” with the aim to consistently continue this in all the car’s details.