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.


How to convince the Red Dot Jury: this is what the experts for communication design pay attention to

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Once a year, the jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design meets. For several days, the 24 international experts evaluate all works which were entered in the design competition. During the evaluation, various aspects are taken into account. These vary depending on the type of project. In addition, due to their experience and respective cultural background, every jury member has his or her own expectations on the competition entries.


Communication design from Japan: creation under the sign of the rising sun

Monday, 26 March 2018

For many years, Red Dot is maintaining intensive relationships with Japan. Successful cooperations with designers and institutions from Nippon helped the promotion of outstanding design achievements. The country’s designers regularly prove their know-how in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, too. In the recent competition, the highest single distinction, the Red Dot: Grand Prix, went to Tokyo.


When not only the content is refreshing: Awarded packaging design

Friday, 23 March 2018

The high art of the brewery and the high art of packaging come together at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Every year, the most exciting packaging solutions are awarded here. In 2017, for example, MillerCoors from the USA, the Paulaner Brewery Group and the Früh Brewery from Germany were honored.


China Good Design – registration possible from 8 April

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Right on time for the exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which is showing a selection of the award-winning products, the international competition “China Good Design” is about to enter its fourth round. Designers and manufacturers from all over the globe can enter their products from 8 April to 29 July.