Red Dot news

Monday, 9 February 2009

Kia product presentation in the red dot design museum

The harmonious combination of fascinating industrial architecture and award-winning contemporary product design: from 2-9 February 2009 the red dot design museum once again served as the stage for an extraordinary event of a renowned company. The Korean car manufacturer Kia staged the presentation of its latest model, the “Kia Soul”, in the inspiring setting of the boiler house of the “Zeche Zollverein” colliery. More »


Friday, 6 February 2009

interzum award: intelligent material & design 2009

Designers and manufacturers in the furniture supplier industry now have the chance once again to register for the ‘interzum award: intelligent material & design 2009’. Registration is possible until 6 March. More »


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

BMW appoints new chief designer

Christopher E. Bangle, the BMW Group’s Head of Design, has worked closely with Adrian van Hooydonk in BMW Group design development for nearly17 years. Now he is handing over his post to van Hooydonk, who is currently Head of BMW Automobile Design. Bangle’s plan to pursue his own design-related endeavours beyond the auto industry marks the start of a new phase in his life while maintaining strong ties with the BMW Group. More »


Monday, 26 January 2009

red dot exhibition opening in Vienna

Approximately 300 guests from the communication design industry got together on 22 January 2009 at the opening of the two special exhibitions “red dot presents: communication design at its best” and “Strichpunkt presents High Voltage Design” in the designforum of the Vienna Museum Quarter. More »


Thursday, 22 January 2009

red dot reception at the imm cologne

On 20 January 2009 the red dot reception took place as part of the red dot exhibition “red dot living” at the imm cologne. The red dot reception, which was officially opened by the managing director of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, was already well received by the international design industry before the trade fair. More »


Monday, 19 January 2009

Obituary: Shigeo Fukuda deceased

The design world is mourning the loss of Shigeo Fukuda. On Sunday, 11 January 2009, the graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda passed away suddenly at the age of 76. Shigeo Fukuda was one of the most prolific illusion artists in the world and served as one of the international experts in the jury for the red dot award: communication design 2005. More »


Monday, 19 January 2009

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2009!

The world economic situation has changed and it is crucial to react to the challenges of the new year. Right now it is therefore all the more important for companies and designers to take on a pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas. With its 11,000 entries from 61 different nations, the red dot design award is a barometer of the general mood and we are overwhelmed as to how active companies are with regards to design also in 2009 and how many entries we have seen already. More »


Friday, 16 January 2009

red dot award: design concept 2009 – register now!

Once again, the call for submissions for the red dot award: design concept 2009 is open. The search for the best design talents, companies and institutions begins and the who’s who in the world of design for 2009 will be revealed. Compete and claim your place in this prestigious list. Early registration discounts start from 15 Jan till 15 Apr 2009. More »


Wednesday, 14 January 2009

“red dot living” – red dot presents award-winning design at the imm cologne trade fair

The industrialised countries in a financial crisis, a worldwide economic slump, and gloomy forecasts for the stock markets in 2009 – the world economy is bracing itself for the crisis. The economic problems will not leave the furniture industry unaffected. This makes it all the more important to take on a kind of pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas: this year, red dot for the first time presents award-winning design at the imm cologne. More »


Monday, 12 January 2009

red dot visits Austria – red dot presents: communication design at its best and Strichpunkt’s “High Voltage Design”

red dot presents the best of the award-winning design works of the red dot award: communication design 2008 from 23 January to 8 March 2009 in the exhibition “red dot presents: communication design at its best” in collaboration with the Austrian association of designers, design Austria, in Vienna’s Museum Quarter. Similarly fascinating and diverse will be the work of the “red dot: design agency of the year”, which will be staged in a part of the exhibition entitled “Strichpunkt presents: High Voltage Design”. The festive exhibition opening will take place in Vienna’s Museum Quarter on 22 January 2009 at 7:00pm. More »