Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot pays tribute to the best designers and manufacturers of the year: award ceremony, exhibition launch and after-show party on 9 July

All of the big names in the global design scene will convene on the red carpet in Essen on 9 July 2018. On that date, Red Dot will be paying tribute to the best designers and manufacturers of the year, the award winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. During the glamorous Red Dot Gala, the laureates of the Red Dot: Best of the Best will accept their trophies on stage at Essen’s Opera House. Afterwards, there will be ample opportunity for networking, dancing and celebrating at the Designers’ Night.

Red Dot Design Award

“The Value of Simplicity”: Red Dot Projects presents design exhibition in Beijing

From 27 until 30 September 2018, Red Dot Projects Singapore presents a new exhibition in China: “The Value of Simplicity – Good Design for a better Quality of Life” will showcase around 250 exhibits, which illustrate the principle of simplicity in design and demonstrate the differences between historicism and modernity, craftsmanship and industry.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The tone of success: Red Dot awarded sound design

A romantic movie scene without the corresponding music or “Jaws” without its world-famous soundtrack? The impression would be totally different. Whether in blockbusters, radio spots, advertising or with regard to products, sound design makes an indispensable contribution to success on the market.

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 Award: Communication Design

Long live print – communication design hot off the press

Only until 15 June, designers, agencies and companies can submit their projects in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. One of the 17 categories, in which the creative achievements are put to the test, is “Publishing & Print Media”. Despite the progressive digitalisation, printed publications such as books, calendars and magazines are still very important.


B2B agency Gyro comes to Germany

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

The largest English agency for B2B communication, Gyro International, has opened their first office in Germany. The first general manager of the Hamburg office is Andreas Bodmann, who already worked for Hewlett Packard Europe, where he was business development manager EMEA for the field of digital publishing solutions and as such in charge of the German-speaking countries and France.


Ergonomic Notebooks – A Challenge for Any Designer

Tuesday, 28 June 2005

49 million notebooks sold worldwide – this is the finding of the US marketing research institute IDC. In Western Europe alone, the share of mobile computers is to increase by another 20 per cent. The manufacturers may rejoice in such figures. Experts for ergonomics such as Alan Hedge, head of the ergonomics laboratory at the Cornell University New York, however, are concerned about users’ health since notebooks may cause postural deformities, inflammations and even impotence. Ergonomically well-designed notebooks are therefore a challenge for any designer.


Internal brand formation drives company success

Monday, 27 June 2005

A brand identity which is actually lived by the company’s staff is one of the decisive factors when it comes to company success. At the same time, more than half of those interviewed concede that there is still need for optimisation along the decisive interfaces of the supply chain. These are the central results of a recent survey by BBDO Consulting.


Antonio Citterio: dimensions of design

Monday, 27 June 2005

Dimensions of design. For the Romans, the bath was an institution. It was part of daily life to take time to relax on a large scale. Today, the bath is more important than ever, since it is one of the last bastions of relaxation. Free from the demands, the daily hustle and bustle, and the noise of the environment one searches for calmness in the bath – having time for yourself and your body is the “modern luxury”. The Axor Citterio bathtub and washstand combination creates a design of relaxation with large dimensions and newly interpreted transitions.