Epitaph

In deep grief over the death of jury member Michel Chanaud

With deep sadness, the Red Dot Team bids farewell to Michel Chanaud who died on Monday, 8 January 2018 all of a sudden.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Start of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

As of now, designers, design teams, design studios, manufacturers and universities from all over the world can once again take the opportunity to submit their latest visions, ideas, prototypes and design concepts to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 – Fair adjudication of the products live and on site

Manufacturers and designers can enter their best products at the regular rate up until 16 January 2018. “Latecomers” still have until 9 February to register. In March 2018, the jury members will convene for an adjudication process spanning several days in order to test and assess the products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Gisbert Brunner and Rüdiger Bucher: concentrated expertise from the watch industry in the Red Dot Jury

This year, Gisbert Brunner and Rüdiger Bucher will once again be part of the Red Dot Jury, the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Their opinion is especially important for the category “Watches”.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

From the Red Dot Judging Hall to the slope: Red Dot awarded winter sports products

Skis, winter jackets and action cameras: in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018, lots of products were awarded that perfectly fit the cold time of the year. In a process spanning several days, 40 well-known experts discussed, tested and evaluated original entries individually and without a preselection.

Red Dot Design Museum

“Homo Ex Data” in Hong Kong: Red Dot Design Museum presents exhibition on design in the era of Big Data

What role will design play in a world in which living circumstances are determined by the generation and transfer of data? The exhibition “Homo Ex Data – The Natural of the Artificial”. 


Yves Béhar on the fuseproject design philosophy

Monday, 4 July 2005

Flower power without any rough edges Clogs are a child of the 1970s. These shoes, simple slippers with a big wooden sole, have appeared in innumerable variations: with flower patterns, in jeans style or with genuine buckskin. They were cool and have always looked as if they came straight from the old hippies times when people wore colourful clothes and patchy overalls. And yet, the shape of this particular shoe is very old – the Dutch wooden clog certainly is only one of its many predecessors. The Birkenstock Birki Pro are an interesting interpretation of this well-known type of shoe.


ORA-ÏTO: lines of minimalism

Monday, 4 July 2005

Linien des Minimalismus. Licht definiert einen Raum und durch eine gelungene Gestaltung wird die Lichtquelle zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil dieses Raumes. Die Tischleuchte One Line wirkt wie ein Band, das sich frei im Raum bewegt, „um sich nach mehreren Windungen schließlich auf der Tischplatte niederzulassen.“ Sie folgt der Gestaltungsmaxime eines konsequenten Minimalismus und wird durch ihre bandartige Form zu einem grafischen Element im Raum.


Jean-Michel Wilmotte: wings of harmony

Monday, 4 July 2005

Wings of harmony. Birds’ wings do have something mystical. A possible explanation for this could be the image they convey – the desire to experience the vastness of the horizon. The Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – the escaping like a bird out of the Cretan labyrinth with wings made of wax and feathers – is a highly potent image of this desire for harmony with the elements. For the design, the model of a bird’s wing is also interesting, since it is perfectly well constructed; unsurpassed in its proportions and mechanisms of action. The head of the Mouette pendant lamp is designed in the shape of a bird’s wing.


Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll on beauty and form

Sunday, 3 July 2005

The indispensables – shape to the limit. The Akashi bag, designed by Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll, merges a highly interesting and extravagant language of forms with innovation in leather processing. Well-known techniques of leather shaping that have been borrowed from shoe production played an important role in its design. The leather is brought into its final shape under tension and is then glued. The handbag, thus, receives an unusual shape of sculptural appearance with hardly any seams.