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.


For a successful start to the career – Red Dot: Junior Award is looking for talents in communication design

Monday, 19 March 2018

Respected agencies, successful designers and companies strong on communication from all over the globe are currently entering their projects in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. Trainees, students and young professionals are also encouraged to demonstrate their design expertise – in the Red Dot: Junior Award, which is part of the international design competition.


Best Practice in advertising: when an art director hovers

Friday, 16 March 2018

Every year, only a few projects stand out in particular in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The jury awards them with the highest single distinction in the competition, the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2017, this prize was granted only five times, among others to Achtung! and Studio Kraftwerk from Amsterdam for the advertising campaign “Hovering Art Director”.


The Red Dot: Luminary – inspiration for other designers

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

In the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, the “Red Dot: Luminary” stands out from all the other distinctions and is the highest achievement in the competition. It goes to the concept among the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners that has the potential to inspire other designers. Considering the awarded concepts and prototypes of past years, it becomes clear that each of them is unique and forward-looking.


Formidable: communication design from France

Monday, 12 March 2018

French designers regularly prove their excellent design quality in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, for example, the agency W&CIE convinced with two thoughtful and unusual approaches and Sylvain Borgarino with a commercial for Sisley Paris. The French agency BETC showed courage and creativity when they exchanged the famous crocodile logo of Lacoste.