Red Dot: Design Team of the Year

Title of honour for outstanding design performance – Phoenix Design is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” goes to Phoenix Design with its teams in Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai. Founded in 1987 by Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr, the interdisciplinary team with its international gearing has been especially convincing with its consistently innovative, top-notch design achievements.

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Scoring double points: successful with innovative products and convincing communication design

Strong brands are built on innovative products. The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 regularly prove this. But in order to expand the economic success in the long term, they additionally invest in communication that appeals to customers and builds a long-term relationship. The results of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design regularly demonstrate how to design excellent communication. Among the laureates are renowned national and international companies, such as Audi, 3M and IKEA.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

“Made in Germany” – award-winning communication design

Design “made in Germany” is well-known for its high quality as well as for setting new standards in formgiving on the international stage. German design does not only stand for premium engineers’ work and quality products, but also for excellent communication design.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The use of innovative, sustainable materials in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in product development. More and more designers opt for recycled materials to save resources and energy. In this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design, the companies proved that repurposed materials can be used to manufacture excellent products which are modern, visually appealing and intelligently designed.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Scandi style: award-winning communication design from the north

The Scandinavian export hits H&M, Ikea, Nokia, the Finnish sauna and Norwegian sweaters are well-known all over the world. Scandinavian design is functional, exceptional and intelligent. Scandinavian designers regularly prove that in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, they stood out again with design quality and creativity.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

“Unique strengths and real quality”: three cars awarded with the Red Dot: Best of the Best

During the assessment of the category “cars and motorcycles”, the jury members of the Red Dot Award: Product Design drove the submitted vehicles on the runway of the airport in Mülheim, Germany. Afterwards, the jury members were able to make a profound decision about their design quality. This year, three of the vehicles received the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the competition’s top award: the “Stinger” from Kia, the “720S” from McLaren and the “Ferrari Portofino”.


ExtraSchicht in the Red Dot Design Museum: five highlights inform visitors about the fascinating world of design in the night of industrial culture

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The ExtraSchicht is organised annually and has become a fixed event in the Ruhr metropolitan area. On 6 July 2013, its 13th edition invites visitors to the night of industrial culture – also at UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein. Where can the legacy of the region be better celebrated than in the Red Dot Design Museum which documents both the industrial era and, with its about 2,000 design innovations, the present?


Free guided tour on the World Industrial Design Day: A look behind the scenes of the Red Dot Design Museum

Monday, 24 June 2013

On 2 July 2013 it starts again: In its four-week exhibition “Design on Stage“, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, presents what is state-of-the-art in international product design. Prior to this, 15 visitors run the chance to participate in a free and exclusive guided tour. In the course of the World Industrial Design Day on 29 June, starting at 3 p.m., the house offers exciting insights: for all those who can’t wait to discover the best products of the year, and for everybody who always wanted to take a look behind the scenes of a museum.


Design highlight of the year: Only a few days left until the Red Dot Gala 2013 in the Aalto-Theater Essen, Germany

Friday, 21 June 2013

On 1 July 2013 in the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany, it is time once again for the best products of the year to take centre stage! For the 20th time, the large opera house becomes the setting for the awarding of the internationally renowned design prize “Red Dot” to creative designers and innovative companies. It has become tradition for Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the Red Dot, to host the evening. This year, he will welcome the Red Dot jury members Prof. Dr. Hamit Alpay Er (Turkey) and Prof. Dr. Ken Nah (Korea) as well as fashion icon Dato’ Prof. Jimmy Choo (Malaysia) onto the stage as guests of honour.


Seminar on new forms of production and innovative materials in the red dot design museum

Thursday, 20 June 2013

On 2 July 2013, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, invites to the seminar “New production forms and innovative materials for design and architecture”. Experts from around the world will give insights into the opportunities offered by using new materials and innovative forms of production. Furthermore, they will inform the attendants about how new materials turn into design potentials for designers, but also how traditional materials can be interpreted in new ways. Anyone interested can register as a participant until 26 June. The attendance is free of charge.