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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Award-winning design and its makers: “The Real Time Brand”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to “The Real Time Brand”, designed by Grey Germany/KW43 Branddesign and Maruri Grey.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot Award: Communication Design - Winners will be published in International Yearbook Communication Design

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is currently underway. The Red Dot Award opens agencies, designers and companies the doors to a worldwide network of creative and design-oriented companies and offers the winners exclusive opportunities to communicate their success. One of the “Winners' Benefits” is the presentation of the award-winning work and its makers in the International Yearbook Communication Design.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

When external values count – excellent packaging design

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is well underway. Agencies, designers and companies from all over the world are currently called upon to submit their well-designed and creative works and projects from the field of communication design. A total of 18 categories are available for participation, one of them is “Packaging Design”.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Google Self-Driving Car: Interview with Designer Yoojung Ahn

The Red Dot: Luminary is the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This year’s winner is the Google Self-Driving Car. This is a vehicle that drives autonomously without human input. In an interview with Red Dot, lead designer Yoojung Ahn talks about the car’s development and about her future plans.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot Design-Ranking 2016 – outstanding performances by institutions

The Red Dot Design Ranking for design concepts tracks and measures the success of an organisation in producing exciting new design concepts over a period of time. The Red Dot jury of 21 international design experts awarded five institutions with the Red Dot: Best of the Best, in recognition of the outstanding effort and quality designs, one of them is "ENSCI - Les Ateliers".


Phillipe Starck initiates Combination of Industry, Brand and Design

Monday, 11 July 2005

On the occasion of the „Brand & Designers China Initiative 2005“ (BDCI) in Shenzhen lasting from 25th until 28th October 2005 there will be a large exhibition and a conference on brand and product design in China for the first time. More than 700 exhibitors and 30.000 visitors from all over the world will be expected.


Icograda expands its professional membership

Friday, 8 July 2005

As the newest provisional full members Icograda welcomes AIGA (USA), the Designers’ Association of Singapore (Singapore), the Israel Community of Designers (Israel) and the South African Graphik Design Council think (South Africa).


Apple: cinema for the desktop

Monday, 4 July 2005

Cinema for the desktop – of frames and forms. Suddenly it was everywhere. In the 1990s, the translucent and colourful iMac integrated the screen in a compact and organically designed casing. This was definitely no novelty for Apple design, but it once again demonstrated that a computer is not necessarily defined by any known form – its design can be freely interpreted and can change completely from one day to the next. The Apple Cinema Display line consists of a 20-inch display, a 23-inch high-definition display and a very large 30- inch high-definition display. Their design matches the anodised aluminium casings of the Power Mac and the PowerBook.


Ross Lovegrove on the design of the Monaco V4

Monday, 4 July 2005

A personification of the mechanical movement – a designed timepiece. Worn by the actor Steve McQueen it shaped the look of the 1970s. The chronograph with the big squared-off case and the mystic name “Monaco” stood out. It was synonymous with a style, which was immortalised by Steve McQueen in the 1970s – unconventional and faithful. And what was unknown to most of its admirers: it was the world’s first waterresistant automatic chronograph equipped with a micro-rotor mechanism. The concept watch MONACO V4 continues to act on a maxim of the unconventional and again acts as a guarantor for revolutionary innovations breaking the foundations of traditional watch making aesthetics.


Yves Béhar on the fuseproject design philosophy

Monday, 4 July 2005

Flower power without any rough edges Clogs are a child of the 1970s. These shoes, simple slippers with a big wooden sole, have appeared in innumerable variations: with flower patterns, in jeans style or with genuine buckskin. They were cool and have always looked as if they came straight from the old hippies times when people wore colourful clothes and patchy overalls. And yet, the shape of this particular shoe is very old – the Dutch wooden clog certainly is only one of its many predecessors. The Birkenstock Birki Pro are an interesting interpretation of this well-known type of shoe.