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

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.


Interview with Sean Hughes, Head of Philips Design Consulting sharing more on leadership, design, and work culture matters

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

As Head of Design Consulting at Philips, Sean Hughes aims at improving access to care. In an interview with Red Dot, the consultant talks about leadership, design and work culture.


This is how the jury awards prizes: behind the scenes with Red Dot CEO Pro. Dr. Peter Zec

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

At the moment, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 is calling for entries. Until 29 May, designers, agencies and companies from around the globe can submit their works during the regular registration period. All competition entries will be evaluated by the Red Dot Jury with regard to their design quality and creativity. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, reveals how the experts make their decision.


The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 have been chosen

Monday, 9 April 2018

This year, companies and designers from 59 countries entered more than 6,300 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. 69 entries – just 1.1% of all entries – received the top award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. The “Red Dot”, which stands for good design quality, was awarded 1,684 times, while 45 objects won an Honourable Mention, which is given to a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.


Annual Reports – or the design of a business year

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

The works which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 prove that an annual report must not be boring. As an instrument of self-expression, company reports fit in seamlessly with the corporate design and convince readers with facts and figures that are edited and visualised appropriate for the target group.