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”.


This year's IFA consumer electronics fair presented fascinating design coupled with technical know-how

Thursday, 12 September 2013

The IFA is an obligatory date in the world of technology and fascinated the visitors once again with a striking variety of products and impressive technical devices. From 6-11 September, more than 1,000 exhibiters presented their latest innovations at the exhibition centre in Berlin.


Successful beginning for the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The grand opening of the Red Dot Design Museum in Taipei on 30 August 2013 got a great feedback: A total of 40 journalists and more than 100 guests of honour followed the invitation of Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, and the Taiwan Design Center (TDC). With the opening of the third Red Dot Design Museum, a distinctive signal for the increasing importance of the world of design and the brand “Red Dot” is set at an international level.


Discoverers wanted: Design workshops for kids

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Discovering the fascinating world of design in a playful way: On Sunday, 22 September 2013, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen invites children from five to ten years to two workshops. They aim at equipping tomorrow’s designers with the design basics of well-shaped products which surround them around the clock – whether it is the bed in which they sleep, the pencil they use for homework or the toy they play with in their free time.


Opening of the new Red Dot Design Museum Taipei promises a special kind of product experience

Friday, 30 August 2013

In a festive speech, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, opened the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei on 30 August 2013. Located in the Songshan Tobacco Factory, the interior of the historical building, which is steeped in tradition, was designed by the renowned Taiwanese designer Cheng Chung Yao.