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.


Robert G. Allan on the challenge of ship-handling tug design

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Marine aesthetics – defined mobility For most trading nations, the sea is the most important route of transport for exchange of goods. More than 90 per cent of the total world trade is handled via sea routes. To enable bulky transport ships to manoeuvre in coastal waters and ports, harbour tugs are of great importance to tow the ships on the spot. The Z-Tech is a new category of harbour tugs designed by world-renowned Canadian naval architect, Mr. Robert Allan.


The BMW Group’s Design Team on design and aesthetics of a motorcycle

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Tight shapes for the road. The visual language of a motorcycle was subject to numerous evolutionary developments throughout its history. It was always attempted to combine new technologies with the personal message of the brand. As such, each innovative redesign of the BMW boxer motors was spectacular in its own way.


The Linde Design Team on design and ergonomics

Saturday, 25 June 2005

On ergon and nomos. The term ergonomics is a hybrid word, derived from the Greek “ergon” (work) and “nomos” (law or rule). Today, ergonomics is an internationally valid maxim in design, and the T20 / T24 SP stand-on electric pallet truck designed by the Linde design team is just another example of how sophisticated design can effectively improve the working environment.


The Product Design at Festo

Saturday, 25 June 2005

Emotion – language of forms for machines A uniform and aesthetic language of forms plays an increasingly important role in the field of mechanical engineering. Not an easy task in the face of the plurality of uses. The Festo company combines innovative technologies with a distinct use of forms, for example the new handling module, designed by Karoline Schmidt.


The Pinc design team on houses for contemporary living

Friday, 24 June 2005

In the spirit of the old masters – platforms for contemporary living. What constitutes living design? Or what meaning can a national design tradition acquire today? These are important questions that also arose for the Scandinavian designers of the Pinc House when, as furniture designers, they had been looking for a new house. But the designers from what was later to become the design studio Pinc House could not find a prefabricated house that would fulfil their needs. Relying on their own fate and skills, they soon realised their first model, the Pinc House Sport 70.