Facts and figures of the red dot award: product design 2008

Entries:      3,203 (2007: 2,548)
Nations:     51 (2007: 43)
red dot awards:    676 (2007: 623)
red dot: best of the best awards: 50 (2007: 43)


Award ceremony:  23 June 2008, 6.00 pm in the Essen Aalto Theatre, Essen, Germany   
Special exhibition:  24 June to 27 July 2008 in the red dot design museum, Essen, Germany

The jury of the red dot award: product design 2008

· Sybs Bauer, Designkunst, Germany
· Gordon Bruce, Gordon Bruce Design LLC, USA
· Tony K. M. Chang, Taiwan Design Center, Taiwan
· Vivian Cheng Wai Kwan, Hong Kong
· Mårten Claesson, Co-founder of the Swedish design partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune, Sweden
· Sebastian Conran, Conran & Partners, Great Britain 
· Vincent Créance, MBD Design, France
· Martin Darbyshire, tangerine, Great Britain
· Robin Edman, The Swedish Industrial Design Foundation, Sweden
· Joachim Faust, HPP Hentrich-Petschnigg & Partner, Germany
· Prof. Lutz Fügener, Fachhochschule Pforzheim, Germany
· Prof. Renke He, Hunan University China, School of Design, China
· Prof. Herman Hermsen, The Netherlands
· Prof. Carlos Hinrichsen, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
· Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl, Die Neue Sammlung – Pinakothek der Moderne, Germany
· Annette Lang, Annette Lang Product Design, Germany
· Kristiina Lassus, Kristiina Lassus Studio, Italy
· Prof. Soon-In Lee, Seoul Design Center, South Korea
· Prof. Stefan Lengyel, Lengyel Design, Germany/Hungary
· Dr. Thomas Lockwood, Design Management Institute, USA
· Wolfgang Mayer-Hayoz, Meyer-Hayoz Design Engineering Group, Switzerland
· Kazuo Tanaka, GK Design Group, Japan
· Nils Toft, CBD A/S, Denmark
· Danny Venlet, Venlet Interior Architecture, Belgium

The jury’s assessment criteria:

Degree of innovation
Formal quality
Symbolic and emotional content
Product peripherals
Self-explanatory quality
Ecological soundness

The product categories of the red dot award: product design

1  Living rooms and bedrooms
2  Kitchens
3  Households
4  Bathrooms, heatings, sanitary installations and air-conditioning
5  Lighting and lamps
6  Gardens
7  Sport, games and leisure
8  Jewellery, fashion and lifestyle
9  Architecture and interior design
10  Offices
11  Industry and crafts
12  Life science and medicine
13 Automobiles, transport and caravans
14  Entertainment technology
15  Communication
16  Computers


Here you can download the information as a pdf-file.