Red Dot news

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

"Formosa Forms": the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition on Taiwanese design trends

Sculptural lamps, high-performance notebooks and entertaining gadgets: With well-shaped products from various life worlds, Taiwan ranks among the world market leaders in the design sector. The results of the Red Dot Design Award prove this, too. Taiwan regularly ranks among the top-5 of about 70 countries in this competition. In the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, the nation’s creative minds will measure themselves again – with their innovations in international comparison. From 3 November 2014, designers and manufacturers from around the globe can apply for the sought-after “Red Dot” prize. More »

Friday, 26 September 2014

Producing innovations: festive ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014

What started in 2005 as a platform to uncover the best and most advanced design concepts has matured to be today’s largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level. This year’s best design concepts and prototypes emerged from a total of 29 categories with 4,791 entries from 63 countries. More »

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The "world championship" of product design: Registration for Red Dot Award starts on 3 November 2014

3 November 2014 is the date to watch for the starting signal of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Manufacturers and designers from around the world are invited to enter their products in the renowned design competition. An international jury of independent design experts examines, tests and evaluates every submission and awards only the best products with the sought-after Red Dot quality seal. More »

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - results will be announced on 26 September

The countdown is set on the 26 September, the day of the anticipated awarding ceremony for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. What started in 2005 as a platform to uncover the best and most advanced design concepts has matured to be today’s largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level. More »

Monday, 22 September 2014

Red Dot Edition introduces its publishing programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair

After last year`s successful premiere, the specialist publisher Red Dot Edition is part of the Frankfurt Book Fair again. From 8 – 12 October 2014, the stall G94 in Hall 4.1 provides an overview on the latest trends in product and communication design – an outline of works, which were awarded a Red Dot thanks to their high quality. With seating-accommodations, the newly designed trade fair booth invites visitors to stay and thus functions as a place for professional exchange. More »

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Three questions to: Ran Amitai & Gilli Kuchik of Bakery Studio

The art of origami looks back at a hundred-year-old tradition in Asia. The skilful folding of paper transforms it into two- and three-dimensional sculptures of authentic appearance. This art served as a source of inspiration for the NOM (Nature of Material) furniture series, which was developed by Bakery Studio from Israel for Italian manufacturer Cappellini. More »

Friday, 12 September 2014

Innovative design studios present themselves at the Red Dot Forum in Xiamen

The “Xiamen International Design Business Week – Red Dot in China” promises global design achievements on the highest level. Red Dot is the major partner of the fair in the South-Chinese metropolis for the third time now and it is already considered as the most important meeting of the industry. From 5 – 8 November 2014, 150 best practice examples will present the state of the art in design and show how a sustainable design strategy leads to economical success. More »

Thursday, 11 September 2014

"Define Game Design" - Red Dot Award conference with game expert Daniel Budiman in Berlin

What is game design? Everything – that’s what Daniel Budiman, presenter of the TV show Game One, would say. But how can we even describe “everything”? By having renowned experts and industry gurus speak about their ideas and experiences relating to game design and inviting others to be part of the happening. Consequently, following on from last year’s success, Red Dot will present itself as a mediator for the creative industries once again in 2014 – with the conference “Define Game Design” at the Café Moskau in Berlin on 23 October in collaboration with Daniel Budiman. More »

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

3 questions to: Thomas Schandelmeier, in-house designe rat Wiha Werkzeuge

Functionality and ergonomics are important features for tools. To ensure a smooth working processes, for instance in assembly work, the equipment needs to be easy to handle but also versatile in use. For German manufacturer Wiha Werkzeuge, Thomas Schandelmeier developed a magazine bit holder with an innovative opening mechanism. Via an easy-to-operate pressure lock, the user receives the correct bit simply through the push of a button. The ergonomic magazine handle design is very compact but enables energy-saving, comfortable and effective screw fastening. More »

Friday, 5 September 2014

Every Product Tells a Story - Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

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. More »