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.


“Enduring, not ultimate form”: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Monday, 20 July 2015

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” under the patronage of the President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert. On display, among other exhibits, is the design classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.


Towards "Designed in China"

Friday, 17 July 2015

Ever since China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1998, the Chinese market is characterised by an increasing variety of consumer products. Thus, design has become a new importance.


Characterful brands are based on outstanding product design

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Strong brands are distinguished by their outstanding character. This unique identity is caused by the perfect interaction between company and product. Thereby, a designer has a key position.


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

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

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": anniversary exhibition opened successfully

Friday, 3 July 2015

With more than 1,000 guests, the exhibition "’Enduring, not ultimate form’": 60 years of design history in Essen – from ‘Industrieform’ to Red Dot” was opened on the evening of 28 June 2015.