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

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 1)

The regular registration phase runs until 14 May. In 18 categories the projects will be evaluated by a specialist jury. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Michel de Boer, Bettina Schulz, Chris Lee and Christof Rezk-Salama will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

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".


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.