The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


News

Wednesday, 13 July 2005

Adidas and Porsche jointly establish a premium sports brand

The adidas-Salomon AG and the Porsche Design Group have decided to join forces for the future. In a long-term strategic partnership, the two companies intend to establish a hi-tech premium brand in the sports sector. More


Tuesday, 12 July 2005

BMW: Record sales with innovative design

The BMW Group has once again accelerated its rate growth in June. Never before have as many vehicles been sold in a single month as in June 2005. In terms of sales, the entire first half of 2005 was also the most successful in the BMW Group’s history. More


Friday, 8 July 2005

Icograda expands its professional membership

As the newest provisional full members Icograda welcomes AIGA (USA), the Designers’ Association of Singapore (Singapore), the Israel Community of Designers (Israel) and the South African Graphik Design Council think (South Africa). More


Monday, 4 July 2005

Apple: cinema for the desktop

Cinema for the desktop – of frames and forms. Suddenly it was everywhere. In the 1990s, the translucent and colourful iMac integrated the screen in a compact and organically designed casing. This was definitely no novelty for Apple design, but it once again demonstrated that a computer is not necessarily defined by any known form – its design can be freely interpreted and can change completely from one day to the next. The Apple Cinema Display line consists of a 20-inch display, a 23-inch high-definition display and a very large 30- inch high-definition display. Their design matches the anodised aluminium casings of the Power Mac and the PowerBook. More


Monday, 4 July 2005

Yves Béhar on the fuseproject design philosophy

Flower power without any rough edges Clogs are a child of the 1970s. These shoes, simple slippers with a big wooden sole, have appeared in innumerable variations: with flower patterns, in jeans style or with genuine buckskin. They were cool and have always looked as if they came straight from the old hippies times when people wore colourful clothes and patchy overalls. And yet, the shape of this particular shoe is very old – the Dutch wooden clog certainly is only one of its many predecessors. The Birkenstock Birki Pro are an interesting interpretation of this well-known type of shoe. More


Monday, 4 July 2005

Ross Lovegrove on the design of the Monaco V4

A personification of the mechanical movement – a designed timepiece. Worn by the actor Steve McQueen it shaped the look of the 1970s. The chronograph with the big squared-off case and the mystic name “Monaco” stood out. It was synonymous with a style, which was immortalised by Steve McQueen in the 1970s – unconventional and faithful. And what was unknown to most of its admirers: it was the world’s first waterresistant automatic chronograph equipped with a micro-rotor mechanism. The concept watch MONACO V4 continues to act on a maxim of the unconventional and again acts as a guarantor for revolutionary innovations breaking the foundations of traditional watch making aesthetics. More


Monday, 4 July 2005

Jean-Michel Wilmotte: wings of harmony

Wings of harmony. Birds’ wings do have something mystical. A possible explanation for this could be the image they convey – the desire to experience the vastness of the horizon. The Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – the escaping like a bird out of the Cretan labyrinth with wings made of wax and feathers – is a highly potent image of this desire for harmony with the elements. For the design, the model of a bird’s wing is also interesting, since it is perfectly well constructed; unsurpassed in its proportions and mechanisms of action. The head of the Mouette pendant lamp is designed in the shape of a bird’s wing. More


Monday, 4 July 2005

ORA-ÏTO: lines of minimalism

Linien des Minimalismus. Licht definiert einen Raum und durch eine gelungene Gestaltung wird die Lichtquelle zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil dieses Raumes. Die Tischleuchte One Line wirkt wie ein Band, das sich frei im Raum bewegt, „um sich nach mehreren Windungen schließlich auf der Tischplatte niederzulassen.“ Sie folgt der Gestaltungsmaxime eines konsequenten Minimalismus und wird durch ihre bandartige Form zu einem grafischen Element im Raum. More


Sunday, 3 July 2005

Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll on beauty and form

The indispensables – shape to the limit. The Akashi bag, designed by Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll, merges a highly interesting and extravagant language of forms with innovation in leather processing. Well-known techniques of leather shaping that have been borrowed from shoe production played an important role in its design. The leather is brought into its final shape under tension and is then glued. The handbag, thus, receives an unusual shape of sculptural appearance with hardly any seams. More


Saturday, 2 July 2005

Peter Kövari:”How I see myself as a designer”

Aesthetic crossover. Before even Audrey Hepburn and James Dean, sunglasses had long been trendsetters in the accessory industry. However, they are not merely a decorative fashion article; their importance in eye protection against direct sunlight, UV radiation and wind makes them a true performance product. The P‘8404 titanium sunglasses are designed to meet this current crossover trend. More