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: Formosa Forms
Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan
From the beginning of October to the end of November 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”. Millions of people around the globe use innovative products of the insular state „Ilha Formosa“, the beautiful island, without knowing that their daily companions come from there. Sculptural lighting, powerful smartphones and notebooks, or elaborate bicycles illustrate in an aesthetic way that Taiwan is one of the leading countries in design.
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
Event: Every product tells a story
Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail.
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.
Monday, 25 August 2014
Design does not only describe a nice outside or special technology. For an outstandingly designed product, the interaction of innovation, form and functionality is very important. Only when all characteristics harmonise perfectly, a well-balanced work that can stand the critical eye of the Red Dot jury arises.
Monday, 18 August 2014
The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 have been chosen, with the respected Red Dot jury selecting the year’s best entries from a total of 7,096 projects entered. Designers, agencies, freelancers and young professionals were able to enter their works in 16 categories. Out of these, the international panel of experts for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design gave awards to the newest marketing approaches, creative trends and advertising campaigns. The jury awarded a total of 569 Red Dots, and the winners will be delighted to receive this global quality label.
Friday, 15 August 2014
Belgium looks back on centuries of tradition in the areas of design, architecture and arts and crafts, and particularly the last decade has seen a return to this expertise by increasing investments into the design industry. During the coming Brussels Design September festival, “The Power of Object(s)” opens. The exhibition features designers, which were able to establish numerous products on the market throughout the years.
Monday, 11 August 2014
The watch industry constantly faces the challenge to reinvent itself. A watch is not only a tool for measuring time anymore, it rather is a special accessory which expresses its owner`s individual lifestyle. Therefore, the time at the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix does not stand still. With technical innovations, highest quality and temporary design, the brand does not only impress its sophisticated customers but also the Red Dot jury.
Friday, 8 August 2014
For the third time in a row, Red Dot brings top-class designers and innovative companies together at the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, the latest products will be presented in benefit for the professional exchange.