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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Final call for submissions

The finishing line is closing in for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This is the last chance to participate in the annual largest congregation of design concepts! Designers only have a few days left to put the finishing touches on their best concepts, and prototypes for submission. More »


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

"Usability, function and aesthetics" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the characteristics of good design

In the final part of the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo asks Professor Dr Peter Zec the mother of all questions: “What is good design?”. The founder and CEO of Red Dot names the most important characteristics, provides prospects on the future of design and explains, why he admires Italy and the Italian lifestyle. More »


Monday, 12 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Democracy of Design

Martin Darbyshire is the founder and CEO of design studio “tangerine” with offices in the United Kingdom, Korea and Brazil. Martin is a leading authority in innovative design and strategy, with 30 years of experience in the design industry. During the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, caught up with Martin Darbyshire for a chat about progressive design today and for the future. More »


Friday, 9 May 2014

Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents outstanding selection of the most innovative communication designs

Visitors of the newest Red Dot exhibition venue in Taiwan are able to meet awarded objects from various life and products worlds. After “Every Product tells a Story” and “Style your life”, the exhibition “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners’ Selection” starts on 15 May 2014. It shows a selection of award-winning works from Taiwan, distinguished in 2013. Furthermore, nearly all international works awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best and a Red Dot: Grand Prix in last year’s competition are featured in this unique exhibition. More »


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thebe Ikalafeng from South Africa to judge in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design for the first time

South African born award-winning global African branding and reputation authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, joins the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. He is the first African juror in this prestigious competition. Ikalafeng anticipates that his invitation will be the beginning of broadening the interest for Africans to participate in this global award. More »


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

"A strong brand" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the history of the Red Dot

Specialist publisher, global design directory, institute – Red Dot has many facets. In the second part of the video interview with Riccardo Capuzzo, Professor Dr Peter Zec explains the history of the Red Dot. He points out how the initiative of the German company Krupp turned into an idea over the years, which he finally developed into a strong brand and one of the world`s most renowned design competitions. More »


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 11 May 2014 design fans and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 3–4:30 p.m., the public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house. More »


Friday, 2 May 2014

Professor Dr. Mugendi K. M'Rithaa talks about "Co-creation and innovation for social change in Cape Town" at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Celebrating twenty years of democracy, elections and being World Design Capital (WDC) 2014: Cape Town has it all this year. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, as a professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is at the centre of these events. He can see the role of designers in societal changes grow before his eyes. “This really unlocks a great creative potential in the city, I’m very excited at the opportunities that WDC presents to our design community!” More »


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

"Red Dot helps to be good in design" - video series with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

For Red Dot, the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, the world`s largest furniture trade fair, is one of the most important dates of the year. During the get-together of the design industry, international exhibitors present their current designs and use the opportunity for creative and economic exchange. For the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo interviewed Professor Dr. Peter Zec. In the first part of the talk, the founder and CEO of Red Dot tells about the importance of an international jury of experts, the independence of the renowned competition from the industry, and why Red Dot helps to be good in design. More »


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

"Design for a better quality of life" - keynote by Professor Dr Peter Zec at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Societies in transition provide challenges for designers. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot and keynote speaker at the coming PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in Essen, thinks that the huge changes in Europe are the best thing that can happen to their profession. “When there’s no budget anymore and nothing is for granted, you start thinking.” More »