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.


“China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” – from 4 May to 3 June 2018 in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen

Monday, 23 April 2018

With the exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” from 4 May to 3 June 2018, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in cooperation with the Xiamen Culture Media Group is presenting products in Germany for the first time that were successful in the competition “China Good Design”. The vernissage for the exhibition will take place on 3 May 2018 at 6.30 p.m.


Inventor Sebastian Conran in an interview with Red Dot

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the fifth time now, Sebastian Conran was part of the red Dot Jury. With his know-how, he helped to guarantee the high quality standards of the award and thus the value of the Red Dot seal. According to the motto “form follows fabrication”, the designer created a plethora of enduring products through from concept to consumer. He calls himself “an engineer and inventor at heart”. Red Dot talked with Conran about the difference between design and invention, about the iPhone and about the job of designers.


Last chance to submit for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 will come together in Singapore soon to select the best design innovations, prototypes and ready to launch products for the year. Only concepts with the highest design standards that convince the Red Dot jury are awarded with the sought-after Red Dot. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018.


Competent, experienced, renowned: International experts award the Red Dot for outstanding communication design

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 launched at the beginning of March. All those who wish to submit their work and themselves to the scrutiny of the Red Dot Jury have until 15 June 2018 to register for the design competition. In a process spanning several days, 24 experts, including three new jury members, will decide which entries will receive the Red Dot.