Red Dot news

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Long-time jury member: Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl retired

For more than three decades, Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl shaped the German museum- and especially the design scene with great consistency. Since his nomination as curator of the “Neue Sammlung” in Munich in 1980, he consequently developed the institution further, extended its inventory and moved the museum into a direction that clearly bears his marks. In 1990, he became managing director of the collection and provided the visitors with an exceptional view as well as a special approach to well-designed everyday objects ever since. After 33 years, the design expert retired. More »

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

In memory of Prof. em. Heiko Bartels

The world of design has lost an excellent designer and motivating tutor. Heiko Bartels was founding dean of the faculty of product design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. At his inauguration in 1993, he was already one of the most prominent professors of the young faculty. As a member of the group “Kunstflug”, which was founded in 1990, he realised projects for Alessi, BMW Motorsport Ltd., Olivetti and Thyssen-Krupp, to name but a few. More »

Monday, 24 February 2014

On the trail of the Royals: guided tour of the special exhibition "Sweden at its best" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Recently, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel visited the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in order to assure themselves of the design achievements from their home country. At the close of the special exhibition “Sweden at its best: Red Dot Award-winning design from the North”, which enthused the royal visitors, the Red Dot Design Museum offers a guided tour of the presentation of prize-winning Swedish product design: on Sunday, 2 March 2014 from 3-4.30 p.m. More »

Monday, 10 February 2014

Best design concepts of the year on the tablet - Red Dot Design Concept iPad App available now

The Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook represents a culmination of a six month search for the best design ideas and prototypes – a weighty tome of hard work and design ingenuity by designers, studios, product companies and research institutions collected in a single book. Now, the design reference book can easily be carried around – being available as an iPad application. More »

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Renowned, international, independent: the Red Dot jury for 2014 has been announced!

Bit by bit, several thousands of products entered in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 are arriving at the judging hall in the Ruhr region/Germany. Whether they come in a small package or a large container, the designs from vastly different areas of life are currently being prepared for their big moment. Design experts from all over the world will discuss each entry in a professional atmosphere during the jury session and assess its design quality. Only very few products are awarded the sought-after Red Dot seal or the even more seldom distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. More »

Monday, 3 February 2014

Athmospheric vernissage in Basel: Jean-Jaques Schaffner and Peter Zec honour Red Dot winners in the St. Peter's Church

These days, design is shaping the third largest city in Switzerland: In the center of Basel, the incisive posters and banners, designed by the agency Schaffner & Conzelmann, are sticking out the mile and lead the way to several locations of the special exhibition „Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014“ (“Excellent. Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014”). The opening events on 30 and 31 January already attracted several hundreds of guests – now, the presentation of graphics, advertising and marketing projects can be visited by an even larger audience until 21 February 2014. More »

Monday, 3 February 2014

Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 9 February 2014, friends of well-shaped creations and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. From 3–4.30 p.m., the public tour of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs about current trends, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house. More »

Thursday, 30 January 2014

The trend barometer for design-strong brands: Final spurt in the Red Dot Award 2014

Great authority in the search of the latest top performances in international product design: Being an independent competition, the Red Dot Award selects the best drafts from different industries for almost 60 years now. All those who want to go hunting for the Red Dot quality seal, need to hurry up: Only until 5 February 2014, companies and designers can enter their current products and projects in the competition. The final spurt is in full swing! More »

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In the world of design: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden were welcomed by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen earlier today. The couple, accompanied by Ewa Björling, Swedish Minister for Foreign Trade, and Garrelt Duin, Minister for Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, were given a tour of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. More »

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In search of excellence: Final call for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

The countdown is on: Only until 5 February 2014, designers and manufacturers have the opportunity to enter their current drafts in the Red Dot Award: Product Design and assert themselves in one of the largest product competitions of the world. More »