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

“Made in Germany” – award-winning communication design

Design “made in Germany” is well-known for its high quality as well as for setting new standards in formgiving on the international stage. German design does not only stand for premium engineers’ work and quality products, but also for excellent communication design.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The use of innovative, sustainable materials in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in product development. More and more designers opt for recycled materials to save resources and energy. In this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design, the companies proved that repurposed materials can be used to manufacture excellent products which are modern, visually appealing and intelligently designed.

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”.


David Kelley awarded the 2005 Sir Misha Black Medal for distinguished services to design education

Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Professor David Kelley, Stanford University, a founder of IDEO, one of the world’s most innovative design firms has been awarded the 2005 Sir Misha Black Medal for distinguished services to design education.


Trends and impressions from the imm cologne 2005

Sunday, 27 February 2005

red dot online presents the latest colours, forms, materials, and news Like every year, the new international living trends were presented at the Cologne furniture trade, and red dot was there for you exclusively searching for the most important novelties and developments. Apart from products for the living area, for the second time the imm cologne presented everything for the kitchen.


Interdesign 2005 Sustainable Rural Transport (April 3-16, 2005)

Friday, 25 February 2005

The Design Institute South Africa is holding the ICSID Interdesign Workshop with the theme "Sustainable Rural Transport – Technology for Developing Countries." The workshop will take place from April 3-16, 2005 in South Africa.


The 9th European International Design Management Conference

Thursday, 24 February 2005

The Design Management Institute (DMI), Boston, is holding the European Conference for the 9th time. This year’s event takes place in Great Britain. From March 9-11, 2005, practitioners and guests gather at the Kensington Marriott/Royal College of Art, London, to attend the conference under the theme “Innovation/05: The Innovation Economy.“