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


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Monday, 27 June 2005

Antonio Citterio: dimensions of design

Dimensions of design. For the Romans, the bath was an institution. It was part of daily life to take time to relax on a large scale. Today, the bath is more important than ever, since it is one of the last bastions of relaxation. Free from the demands, the daily hustle and bustle, and the noise of the environment one searches for calmness in the bath – having time for yourself and your body is the “modern luxury”. The Axor Citterio bathtub and washstand combination creates a design of relaxation with large dimensions and newly interpreted transitions. More


Monday, 27 June 2005

Internal brand formation drives company success

A brand identity which is actually lived by the company’s staff is one of the decisive factors when it comes to company success. At the same time, more than half of those interviewed concede that there is still need for optimisation along the decisive interfaces of the supply chain. These are the central results of a recent survey by BBDO Consulting. More


Monday, 27 June 2005

Philippe Starck: designed power – abundance as a principle

Water does not obey rules. It looks for new ways with all its force. Large rivers such as the Amazon or the Nile constantly create new living spaces by flooding complete areas. As a result of cultivation and embankments water has often lost its force today. The design of the Axor Starck X single-lever washstand mixer by Philippe Starck attempts to model this aspect of water’s ungovernable force and “abundance as a principle” has deliberately been chosen as a design maxim. More


Sunday, 26 June 2005

The Porsche AG on the design of the new Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 Carrera – language of forms and consistency. The Porsche 911 has become a design classic long since. On the basis of the well-known basic shape, the current Porsche 911 Carrera consistently continues the visual language of the 911. The design follows the maxim of “clarity, tension and precision” with the aim to consistently continue this in all the car’s details. More


Sunday, 26 June 2005

The BMW Group’s Design Team on design and aesthetics of a motorcycle

Tight shapes for the road. The visual language of a motorcycle was subject to numerous evolutionary developments throughout its history. It was always attempted to combine new technologies with the personal message of the brand. As such, each innovative redesign of the BMW boxer motors was spectacular in its own way. More


Sunday, 26 June 2005

Robert G. Allan on the challenge of ship-handling tug design

Marine aesthetics – defined mobility For most trading nations, the sea is the most important route of transport for exchange of goods. More than 90 per cent of the total world trade is handled via sea routes. To enable bulky transport ships to manoeuvre in coastal waters and ports, harbour tugs are of great importance to tow the ships on the spot. The Z-Tech is a new category of harbour tugs designed by world-renowned Canadian naval architect, Mr. Robert Allan. More


Saturday, 25 June 2005

The Product Design at Festo

Emotion – language of forms for machines A uniform and aesthetic language of forms plays an increasingly important role in the field of mechanical engineering. Not an easy task in the face of the plurality of uses. The Festo company combines innovative technologies with a distinct use of forms, for example the new handling module, designed by Karoline Schmidt. More


Saturday, 25 June 2005

The Linde Design Team on design and ergonomics

On ergon and nomos. The term ergonomics is a hybrid word, derived from the Greek “ergon” (work) and “nomos” (law or rule). Today, ergonomics is an internationally valid maxim in design, and the T20 / T24 SP stand-on electric pallet truck designed by the Linde design team is just another example of how sophisticated design can effectively improve the working environment. More


Friday, 24 June 2005

2005

Three stripes, three divisions – one design strategy The adidas design department, under the guidance of Michael Michalsky, has been chosen as design team of the year 2005. With this title, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen annually honours a design team for their outstanding design achievements in the international “red dot award: product design” competition. Michalsky himself will receive the award on behalf of the whole design team on 4 July 2005 at the “red dot award: product design” ceremony gala in the Aalto Theatre of Essen, Germany. More


Friday, 24 June 2005

The Pinc design team on houses for contemporary living

In the spirit of the old masters – platforms for contemporary living. What constitutes living design? Or what meaning can a national design tradition acquire today? These are important questions that also arose for the Scandinavian designers of the Pinc House when, as furniture designers, they had been looking for a new house. But the designers from what was later to become the design studio Pinc House could not find a prefabricated house that would fulfil their needs. Relying on their own fate and skills, they soon realised their first model, the Pinc House Sport 70. More