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: 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
Designs with a story – in the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”
The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface.
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.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Last year, the “red dot: junior prize” was awarded to the communication designer Martina Morth for her thesis "Aufschwung durch Ableben" (“Economic revival through death”). “The idea of death in connection with an annual report came up during an internship I did, shortly before I finished of my academic studies. I had the opportunity to work on a very nice annual report for an international enterprise, whose primary business is gas and engineering”.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
Can I submit a work in several categories? Can the work submitted comprise several parts? Who can take part in the “red dot: junior award”? Those who asked themselves these kinds of questions regarding the “red dot award: communication design” can read all the answers on the competition’s website. The FAQs provide a solid overview on the most frequently asked questions.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
The much anticipated identities of the panel of jury for the “red dot award: design concept 2012” are finally revealed! With extensive expertise in industrial design, design publications and design consultancies, all members of the jury are well respected authoritative figures in their respective fields. Hailing from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, China, Singapore, USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Finland, the jury panel will be judging and challenging each concept with their own unique perspective, ensuring that the best and most outstanding concepts receive the due commendation - with the prized label of the red dot.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Mr Lacour, when you now reminisce about the jury`s process, what in particular stayed in your mind? “Once again it became clear that design is not a matter of taste but a matter of content: Controversial opinions in the jury only arose, when the concept or content of a submitted work polarised. We always agreed upon design issues”.
Monday, 26 March 2012
Breaking new ground while staying two steps ahead is a concept that appeals to you? Well, then do not hesitate to take the opportunity and submit your innovative works to the “red dot award: communication design 2012”. From today on, you can put yourself in again with a chance of setting international trends.