Red Dot Gala in the Aalto-Theater
Designers' Night in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen


Big awards ceremony: Gala for the Red Dot Award with high-profile design celebrities and fascinating new products

On Monday 7 July, the laureates of the Red Dot Award will be introduced. From the 4,815 products entered, the jury for the internationally renowned design award selected outstanding automobiles, leisure products, professional devices and consumer electronics. These will all be on show after the celebratory Red Dot Gala: Around 1,500 designers, entrepreneurs and media representatives from all continents will celebrate and present the winning products at the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.

This year, global market leaders as varied as Apple, BMW and Hilti entered their products in the competition for the sought-after Red Dot. The winning products include well-known feats of technology such as the Peugeot 308 SW or the new Mac Pro. The jury was also won over by some more unusual products like the outdoor DJ deck “Fono” from Yalp or the first inflatable high-performance sailing dinghy from Tiwal. All of the more than 1,000 fascinating new developments will be on show in the “Design on Stage” exhibition on the evening of 7 July.

The northern European countries have been remarkably successful in 2014. For the first time in the history of the competition, a Swedish company, Veryday, was named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The Stockholm-based designers of the popular “BabyBjörn” baby carrier are celebrating this unique success with their own special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum that they have entitled “People Driven”. Electrolux has been awarded a Red Dot: Best of the Best for the professional kitchen “Thermaline M2M”, while the Finns from Fiskars have won a Red Dot for an innovative telescopic lopper.

The guest list for the Red Dot Gala 2014 features all the big names on the global design scene. For example, the event will be attended by automobile legend Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer and Vice President of Kia, under whose management iconic designs such as the Audi TT, the New VW Beatle or the Kia Soul emerged. Other guests include Yao Yingjia, Chief Designer and Vice President of the world’s largest PC manufacturer Lenovo, Paul Flowers, Senior Vice President of Design at Grohe, Sean Carney, Chief Design Officer for Philips, as well as numerous members of the distinguished Red Dot jury. This year’s event will once again be hosted by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.

» Red Dot Gala, Monday, 7 July 2014. Schedule

» High-res photos on the event

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