red dot in Tokyo
Tomorrow – Design in the Creative Age: Role Model North Rhine-Westphalia
In the context of the “German Year in Japan”, products from North Rhine-Westphalia assigned with the red dot award were presented to a broad public from 25 to 27 March 2006 in the Tokyo Design Center under the title “Tomorrow – Design in the Creative Age: Role Model North Rhine-Westphalia”. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design Icsid, lectured on the subject “German Design” at an accompanying seminar on 27 March 2006.
The exhibition was organised by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, commissioned by the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia. The presentation was intended to inform the Japanese public of design economy in North Rhine-Westphalia. Consequently, emphasis was placed upon design projects of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. For purposes of illustration, products carrying the renowned red dot design award were introduced to the public in Tokyo on a 200 m² exhibition ground.
The event was complemented by a seminar on 27 March 2006 with numerous distinguished speakers, amongst them Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design Icsid. As design expert, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec lectured on the subject “From Made in Germany to German Design Standards”.