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".


ORA-ÏTO: lines of minimalism

Monday, 4 July 2005

Linien des Minimalismus. Licht definiert einen Raum und durch eine gelungene Gestaltung wird die Lichtquelle zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil dieses Raumes. Die Tischleuchte One Line wirkt wie ein Band, das sich frei im Raum bewegt, „um sich nach mehreren Windungen schließlich auf der Tischplatte niederzulassen.“ Sie folgt der Gestaltungsmaxime eines konsequenten Minimalismus und wird durch ihre bandartige Form zu einem grafischen Element im Raum.


Jean-Michel Wilmotte: wings of harmony

Monday, 4 July 2005

Wings of harmony. Birds’ wings do have something mystical. A possible explanation for this could be the image they convey – the desire to experience the vastness of the horizon. The Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – the escaping like a bird out of the Cretan labyrinth with wings made of wax and feathers – is a highly potent image of this desire for harmony with the elements. For the design, the model of a bird’s wing is also interesting, since it is perfectly well constructed; unsurpassed in its proportions and mechanisms of action. The head of the Mouette pendant lamp is designed in the shape of a bird’s wing.


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.