Red Dot news

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thebe Ikalafeng from South Africa to judge in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design for the first time

South African born award-winning global African branding and reputation authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, joins the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. He is the first African juror in this prestigious competition. Ikalafeng anticipates that his invitation will be the beginning of broadening the interest for Africans to participate in this global award. More »


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

"A strong brand" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the history of the Red Dot

Specialist publisher, global design directory, institute – Red Dot has many facets. In the second part of the video interview with Riccardo Capuzzo, Professor Dr Peter Zec explains the history of the Red Dot. He points out how the initiative of the German company Krupp turned into an idea over the years, which he finally developed into a strong brand and one of the world`s most renowned design competitions. More »


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 11 May 2014 design fans and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 3–4:30 p.m., the public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house. More »


Friday, 2 May 2014

Professor Dr. Mugendi K. M'Rithaa talks about "Co-creation and innovation for social change in Cape Town" at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Celebrating twenty years of democracy, elections and being World Design Capital (WDC) 2014: Cape Town has it all this year. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, as a professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is at the centre of these events. He can see the role of designers in societal changes grow before his eyes. “This really unlocks a great creative potential in the city, I’m very excited at the opportunities that WDC presents to our design community!” More »


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

"Red Dot helps to be good in design" - video series with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

For Red Dot, the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, the world`s largest furniture trade fair, is one of the most important dates of the year. During the get-together of the design industry, international exhibitors present their current designs and use the opportunity for creative and economic exchange. For the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo interviewed Professor Dr. Peter Zec. In the first part of the talk, the founder and CEO of Red Dot tells about the importance of an international jury of experts, the independence of the renowned competition from the industry, and why Red Dot helps to be good in design. More »


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

"Design for a better quality of life" - keynote by Professor Dr Peter Zec at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Societies in transition provide challenges for designers. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot and keynote speaker at the coming PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in Essen, thinks that the huge changes in Europe are the best thing that can happen to their profession. “When there’s no budget anymore and nothing is for granted, you start thinking.” More »


Friday, 25 April 2014

Making al fresco dining even nicer - design products for picnics

Right on time for the beginning of the outdoor season, the Ret Dot Design Shop is presenting lots of new design products for stylish outdoor leisure time. This spring, one of the main areas of focus is on outdoor dining. The range has been extended accordingly to include thermos flasks and colourful containers, mobile table grills and salad bowls from brands such as Koziol, Eva Solo, Black + Blum, Emsa and Normann Copenhagen. Books on the topic will inspire you to try out some of the recipes, ensuring that the first picnic of the year is a culinary success. More »


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Power of Colour

Vivian Wai-Kwan Cheng began her career as a watch designer and later continued as an industrial designer of fashion accessories. Vivian has made a major impact on the Hong Kong design scene. She talked to Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, after the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in Essen in late February this year. More »


Thursday, 17 April 2014

"People-centred design": Veryday CEO Krister Torssell delivers keynote speech at the PROUD Forum "Design for societal change"

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. During the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen on 8 May 2014, CEO Krister Torssell will hold a keynote speech on “People-centred design”, thus granting insights into the secret to Veryday’s success. More »


Monday, 14 April 2014

Tickling all senses: The "Design Experience Laboratory" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 29 April until 8 June 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition of a special kind. Tickling all senses and getting first-hand experience of award-winning products: By exploring the “Design Experience Laboratory”, visitors are encouraged to touch around and surprise themselves with the design of everyday items. This way, visitors experience materials and forms in a completely different perspective and get a multi-dimensional understanding of the basics of design. The exhibition sharpens the power of judgment and helps to realise what good design is all about. More »