Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

Jury session finished

The jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 is finished. During three intense days, numerous works from all over the world were examined and evaluated by the 27-headed jury. Now it is time to wait and look forward to Berlin.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Highly efficient and emotional: LED technology in the lighting sector

During the International Year of Light, technologies are focused which reduce the global emissions of greenhouse gases: for example, through the use of light-emitting diodes - LEDs. How different LEDs are already used in current designs, is shown by selected lights.

Interview with Robert Sachon

“We take rational values and make them tangible at an emotional level”

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to: “Robert Sachon & Bosch Home Appliances Design Team”. Red Dot talked to the Global Design Director Robert Sachon about the brand Bosch and his role as a designer. Excerpts from the interview are available here.

"Enduring, not ultimate form"

From “Industrieform” to Red Dot (1954 - 1979)

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. In the same way that design has constantly changed and developed further, so too has today’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen stayed close to the pulse of time in the past sixty years.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Awarded designers on design quality

In this years’ product competition, 81 products out of 4,928 submissions were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best". Red Dot talked to some people behind the winning products. Selected statements on their understanding of design quality are available here.

Red Dot in Xiamen

Networking at China's most important fair for awarded design

For the fourth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 30 October until 2 November 2015, exciting exhibitions, informative presentations and the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, networking and entering new markets.

Playful, elegant and functional: trends of the Milan Furniture Fair

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

For the 54th time, the largest and most important furniture fair in the world was held in the famous Italian metropolis Milan: the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The fair is known for spectacular ideas and exciting creations. True to the nature of the fair, several trends could be recognised in Milan.

Red Dot in Xiamen: Networking at China's most important fair for awarded design

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Again, Red Dot brings the world of product design to the South-Chinese metropolis Xiamen: For the fourth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week.

Sustainable design solutions

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Mineral water has evolved from a luxury beverage to a versatile food. For example, German people consume 143.6 liters per capita, and can choose from over 500 varieties - whether still or sparkling, with fruit concentrates, herbal extracts, other additives or water from specific sources. Who does not want to carry water boxes and wants to live environmentally friendly, quenches his thirst with tap water. This continuous development is also reflected in designs which were awarded with a “Red Dot” in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015.

A distinctive product design: the Leica camera

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Last year, the world of photography celebrated an important anniversary: 1914, Oskar Barnack invented the Ur-Leica. The camera was market in 1925 and has shaped the visual language of the 20th century decisively. Already 1996, Leica has introduced the first digital camera and further developed its digital models continuously.

Awarded design invites for barbecue

Monday, 1 June 2015

A barbecue is not just a simple and economic way to organise a festivity for a variety of people: It has become a culinary cult, accompanied by an increasing range of high quality products, barbecue accessories and portable entertainment systems.