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.

Red Dot Design Award

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

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”.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Typography: the power of award-winning types

Whether in magazines, on posters or on packaging – typography serves the transfer of information and is an important design element which influences the perception of the content. In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, designers from all continents regularly prove how to communicate in an outstanding way with the help of typography.

Exhibition

Chinese design visits the Red Dot Design Museum: new exhibition open

The special exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” opened to a full house on the evening of 3 May 2018. For the first time, until 3 June the exhibition will put products on show in Germany that won awards in the competition “China Good Design” in the past three years. The roughly 90 exhibits stem from a wide variety of different areas of life, giving an exciting and interesting insight into the state-of-the-art of Chinese product culture.


Chinese design visits the Red Dot Design Museum: new exhibition open

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The special exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” opened to a full house on the evening of 3 May 2018. For the first time, until 3 June the exhibition will put products on show in Germany that won awards in the competition “China Good Design” in the past three years. The roughly 90 exhibits stem from a wide variety of different areas of life, giving an exciting and interesting insight into the state-of-the-art of Chinese product culture.


“Punto Rosso”: award-winning communication design from Italy

Monday, 30 April 2018

Italy stands for fashion and design, elegance and tradition. The Milan Design Week, where the latest trends of furniture were presented, ended recently. But also award-winning communication design comes from the land of the dolce vita. Italian designers regularly prove this in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design.


Typography: the power of award-winning types

Friday, 27 April 2018

Whether in magazines, on posters or on packaging – text does not only serve the transfer of information. The way it is designed influences subconsciously the perception of the content. Being an important tool for communication and a design element, the development and goal-driven usage of fonts are a complex field of activity. In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, designers from all continents regularly prove how to communicate in an outstanding way with the help of typography.


Honouring of the laureates: Red Dot Gala fully booked faster than ever

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Red carpet and photographers’ flashlights for the best designers and manufacturers of the year: On 9 July, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 will be officially announced and honoured for their outstanding design performance within the framework of the glamourous award ceremony in Essen, Germany. While the Red Dot Gala was fully booked faster than ever, interested people still have the chance to reserve one of the limited tickets for the Winners’ Dinner or the Designers’ Night.