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Wednesday, 8 November 2006

Shanghai Automotive Museum opened - Atelier Brückner completes permanent exhibition in China

On 24 October the Shanghai Automotive Museum was opened in Anting. It is the first large museum in China which is exclusively dedicated to the automobile and its historical development. The history of the automobile is presented not based on particular brands but with a focus on different major topics in a new museum building. After almost four weeks of construction the permanent exhibition, with which the Stuttgart Atelier Brückner presents itself for the first time on the Asian continent, was inaugurated. More »


Tuesday, 7 November 2006

red dot in Bratislava

After successful stops in Prague and Brno, the touring exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2006” now visits the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for the ‘Design Days’ design festival. From 26 October to 30 November 2006, the exhibition can be viewed in Bratislava. More »


Tuesday, 7 November 2006

What is good design?

From 23 to 28 October 2006 red dot Singapore presented the special exhibition ‘What is good design?’ in the red dot design museum Singapore, the red dot Traffic. The special exhibition presented a selection of winning products of the red dot award: product design 2006. More »


Monday, 6 November 2006

‘rotis – eine Streitschrift’ (‘rotis – a controversial font’) - red dot award-winning diploma thesis finds publisher

Ralph Burkhardt and Christian Hartig, graduates of the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, received a distinction in this year’s red dot award: communication design for their diploma thesis ‘stereotyp(e) – Eine Untersuchung der Schrift rotis” (‘stereotype – An analysis of the rotis font’). The great interest with which their thesis was met during their semester exhibition as well as the distinction encouraged the students to present their work to several publishing companies. Now the specialist publisher Hermann Schmidt Mainz will publish the book under the title ‘rotis – eine Streitschrift’ (‘rotis – a controversial font’). More »


Monday, 6 November 2006

Colloquium Universal Home – register now!

Young designers and architects from all around the world were invited to apply for one of a total of ten scholarships which were awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen on behalf of Entwicklungsgesellschaft Zollverein. From among the more than 50 applications from 24 nations selected ten applicants have been selected. For one year they will work on the topic ‘Universal Home’ and develop ideas for home environments suitable for all ages – an important topic in times of a constantly aging society. The scholarship winners will allow a first insight into their work at a colloquium on 15 November 2006. More »


Monday, 6 November 2006

Nominated for the red dot: grand prix - feldmann+schultchen design studios

Two works of the agency feldmann+schultchen design studios have received the red dot: best of the best for highest design quality. Thus the designer André Feldmann and Arne Schultchen are both nominated for the red dot: grand prix. In our profile we introduce you to both designers and their work. More »


Tuesday, 31 October 2006

‘Modern Living’ trends autumn 2006

The product cycles in the fields of ‘Interior Design’ and ‘Tableware’ are changing almost as quickly as those in the fashion industry. On the following pages, red dot has compiled an overview of the most interesting innovations and the most fascinating trends in the field of ‘Modern Living’ for you. More »


Friday, 27 October 2006

Brand Work in Progress – 33rd PDA Congress Berlin

On 10 November 2006 the city of Berlin will host the 33rd Congress of the Pan European Brand Design Association (PDA). What inspires brands, how are they developed and, crucially, how can they be nurtured and further developed? The purpose of the forthcoming Congress will be to examine these questions and to delve into the origins of certain brands. More »


Tuesday, 24 October 2006

Juror profile and interview with Jean Jacques Schaffner

The Swiss designer und photographer Jean Jacques Schaffner is the founder of the Schaffner & Conzelmann Designersfactory, and he is one of the international design experts of this year’s jury of the red dot award: communication design. Jean Jacques Schaffner spoke to red dot about his experience as a designer and red dot jury member. More »


Friday, 20 October 2006

Wirtschaftswoche: Prof. Dr. Peter Zec Is One of the 25 Most Creative Brains in Industry

“Who are the most creative brains in industry?” The German business magazine “WirtschaftsWoche” asked itself this question and chanced a selection. The editorial office selected 25 “pioneers of change”, among others Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, Icsid. More »