Red Dot news

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 »


Friday, 25 April 2014

Making al fresco dining even nicer - design products for picnics

Right on time for the beginning of the outdoor season, the Ret Dot Design Shop is presenting lots of new design products for stylish outdoor leisure time. This spring, one of the main areas of focus is on outdoor dining. The range has been extended accordingly to include thermos flasks and colourful containers, mobile table grills and salad bowls from brands such as Koziol, Eva Solo, Black + Blum, Emsa and Normann Copenhagen. Books on the topic will inspire you to try out some of the recipes, ensuring that the first picnic of the year is a culinary success. More »


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Power of Colour

Vivian Wai-Kwan Cheng began her career as a watch designer and later continued as an industrial designer of fashion accessories. Vivian has made a major impact on the Hong Kong design scene. She talked to Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, after the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in Essen in late February this year. More »


Thursday, 17 April 2014

"People-centred design": Veryday CEO Krister Torssell delivers keynote speech at the PROUD Forum "Design for societal change"

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. During the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen on 8 May 2014, CEO Krister Torssell will hold a keynote speech on “People-centred design”, thus granting insights into the secret to Veryday’s success. More »


Monday, 14 April 2014

Tickling all senses: The "Design Experience Laboratory" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 29 April until 8 June 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition of a special kind. Tickling all senses and getting first-hand experience of award-winning products: By exploring the “Design Experience Laboratory”, visitors are encouraged to touch around and surprise themselves with the design of everyday items. This way, visitors experience materials and forms in a completely different perspective and get a multi-dimensional understanding of the basics of design. The exhibition sharpens the power of judgment and helps to realise what good design is all about. More »


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Visualising the future, for a better world

Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, is looking for the institution entrant that demonstrates the best use of digital visualisation and simulation techniques among this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 winners. As the newly named official design software partner for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, Autodesk will send the Institution winner to attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas, USA, in December 2014. More »


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

"What is the role of education in design museums?" - Workshop in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

What is the role of design museums regarding the education of children and youth? How can design values be conveyed in a society where the word “design” is applied to almost everything? And which didactic activities are available for this? In the course of the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” on 8 May 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen invites anyone interested to the workshop “What is the role of education in design museums?” More »


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

45-year success story honoured - Veryday is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. It was announced today at a press conference in Milan that the product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and president of Red Dot, personally congratulated Krister Torssell, CEO of Veryday, at the world’s largest furniture trade fair “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, otherwise known as “Milan Design Week”. More »