Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015
In search of good design and innovations
Since the beginning of November the registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 has been running. The competition, which origins date back to 1954, is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. Manufacturers and designers from more than 75 countries take part. Chosen by an independent and renowned jury, the award increases the visibility of designers and companies, brands and products. The use of the Red Dot label is exclusively reserved for the winners of the competition.
Exhibition: Formosa Forms
Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan
From the beginning of October to the end of November 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”. Millions of people around the globe use innovative products of the insular state „Ilha Formosa“, the beautiful island, without knowing that their daily companions come from there. Sculptural lighting, powerful smartphones and notebooks, or elaborate bicycles illustrate in an aesthetic way that Taiwan is one of the leading countries in design.
Exhibition: Light & Shape
Best of Belgian Design
From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard. Touching and testing most of the exhibits is explicitly allowed, since outstanding design quality becomes apparent only in use.
Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong
Event: Every product tells a story
Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail.
Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei
Taiwanese Design Faces
A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei from 13 November 2014 – 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good.
Inspiration and innovation
The International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015
Every year, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are honoured and their works are published in an extensive reference book – for eternity. The two-volume International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015 is hot off the press and gives an overview of the status quo of current communication design.
Discover your world: The CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF presents current product novelties and trends for holidays in nature
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
On 25 August 2012, it’s that time again: The CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF opens its doors. In the course of the 51st edition of the fair for motorhomes and caravans, 570 international exhibitors allure with this season’s trends and current product novelties. From small caravans and compact motorhomes for two persons to family vehicles and luxury campers – the manufacturers of the industry will present about 1,800 vehicles.
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Until 19 August 2012 the gamescom in Cologne invites everyone to “celebrate the games” and to discover the latest trends in interactive entertainment. The world’s biggest fair for computer- and video games is held for the fourth time – this year on 140,000 square metres, an increase of 15 per cent, compared with a last year. The public can look forward to a broad range of computer-, console-, online- and browser games, as well as mobile and social games from well-known publishers.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
The China International Design Business Week (CIDBW) in Xiamen is the first international high-standard design exhibition held in the economic zone on the west coast of the Taiwan Strait. The expectations and thus the interest in the event are very high as the press conference of “China International Design Business Week - red dot in Xiamen” – which was held Beijing in the afternoon of 8 August 2012 – impressively showed.
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Outstanding design is a rare commodity and one of Europe’s greatest resources. Innovative and successful businesses use it to set themselves apart from competitors. The greatest challenge, though, does not lie within a single design. It is about management that integrates design in their business for commercial success.
Monday, 13 August 2012
The jury of the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility 2012/2013” has met and awarded products within seven different categories. Thereby, only the best designs were able to convince the experts from design and the trade press. This year for the first time, manufacturers also have to win over the public.