Red Dot Award: Product Design Ranking 2015

The jury is in place!

The Red Dot jury comprises about 40 design experts of international repute. A particularly distinguished panel has been appointed in this anniversary year of 2015. One example is Werner Aisslinger, who became world famous with his mobile living space, “Loft Cube”. Aisslinger’s products feature in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, as do those of Red Dot jury member Hans Ehrich, the “Grand Seigneur” of Swedish design culture. Fashion and shoe designer Datuk’ Professor Jimmy Choo OBE, a superstar on the international design scene, will once again act as a juror for the “Fashion, lifestyle and accessories” category.

 

 

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Looking forward to progressive endeavours

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest. Right now, up-and-coming talents, designers, companies and universities from all over the world have the opportunity to enter their design visions in the competition and put their whole creative potential to the test.

Creative hot spot

International communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, until 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan

Exhibition at the Munich Creative Business Week

Until 1 March 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” at the Munich Creative Business Week. Using selected Taiwanese designs, the exhibition which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, documents current design developments in the fields of lifestyle and accessories. About 100 exhibits show the contrast as well as the symbiosis of tradition and modernity and illustrate the contemporary design understanding of Taiwanese manufacturers and designers.

 

 

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 until 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.

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.

 

 


“Formosa Forms” exhibition opened in Munich

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

On 24 February 2015, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” was opened at the Munich Creative Business Week. Until 1 March 2015, the exhibition, which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, showcases about 100 elaborate exhibits which underline both the contrast and the symbiosis of tradition and modernity in Taiwanese design.


Experienced Red Dot jurors Alvarez Fuentes, Bocchietto and Toft enrich the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

This year, 38 renowned specialists from all over the world guarantee with their expertise the high quality level of the Red Dot Award: Product Design as well as the expressiveness of the Red Dot seal. Every jury member pledges to a “Code of Honour” and is excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the jurors may not be employees of the manufacturing industry. The internationally esteemed design professionals, whose background allows them to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design, comprises new members and Red Dot experienced jurors, such as Manuel Alvarez Fuentes from Mexico, Dr. Luisa Bocchietto from Italy and Nils Toft from Denmark.


"A strong brand is a promise kept" - Red Dot spoke with Prof. Matthias Spaetgens, Managing Director Creation Scholz & Friends

Thursday, 19 February 2015

The branding of the Berlin branch of one of the most famous and largest advertising agencies in Germany may strike some as odd at first. Not “Scholz” but “Heiduk” was projected onto the imposing building facade in huge digital letters. But that was simply because it was the turn of Christin Heiduk, a consultant of the firm, to gain some exposure. In fact, in keeping with the “friends” credo of the legendary founder Jürgen Scholz, every employee got to enjoy the own 30 minutes of fame at one point.


Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 - Concentrated competence for households and kitchens: Robin Edman, Renke He and Wen-long Chen are in the jury

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The annually international organised Red Dot Award: Product Design has been awarding products of good design quality for 60 years now. In its anniversary year, 31 categories provide space for the growing number of submissions. To be up to the product variety, Red Dot invited experts from different areas of expertise: Robin Edman, Professor Renke He and Wen-long Chen, who specialised in fields like households and kitchens, are part of the Red Dot jury 2015.


Award-winning design at the Munich Creative Business Week

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

From 24 February until 1 March 2015, the MCBW FORUM creates space to think about design at the Alte Kongresshalle München. Being the central event platform at the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), the MCBW FORUM provides the perfect setting for the exchange of ideas between experts, design professionals and the interested public. It is the perfect location for the Red Dot Design Museum Essen to present “Formosa Forms”.