The Red Dot Design Award 2015 is considered to be one of the most renowned design awards of the branch. It honours the most successful and innovative designs of the categories Product Design, Communication Design und Design Concept every year since 1955.
This year’s 38 people jury included internationally renowned designers and experts of the branch. Among them the designer Vivian Wai-kwan Cheng, the inventor of the USB memory system Hideshi Hamaguchi and the professor and influential designer Werner Aisslinger.
Red Dot – Best of the Best
81 of the 5000 presentations are going to be honoured in the event of the ceremoniously in the Aalto Theatre in Essen with the Red Dot: Best of the Bes. Among them are the design of the mouth blown Ruutu Vase by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec as well as the Easy kitchen Collection by the Danish manufacturer Stelton.
The competition counted 4,928 presentations of 56 nations. The Red Dot Design Award is therefore the international design event of the year. The Red Dot Award tests products for the categories Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept in order to test the versatile designs professionally. Thereby the award honours the internationally most successful ideas: from classic product design over communication projects and design concepts including the newest prototypes.
The bowls and vases of the Stockholm Collection by Stelton count to the winners of the Product Design category. With their collection, Bernadotte & Kylberg created timeless objects that celebrate the beauty of Scandinavian nature with the special décor. The designs are tested according to functionality, longevity and ecological compatibility for the seal Red Dot Award for High Quality Design.
Further awarded designs are the self-cooling ceramic mugs by Magisso, the Bistro bread box by Bodum or the espresso maker Ossidiana by the architect Mario Trimarchi.
Red Dot Design – exhibitions
All the awarded designs of this year’s competition are presented in the “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: product Design 2015 in the Red Dot Museum. Moreover, the winner of the category Design Team of the year is presented in the event of the Icons of everyday life – Bosch devices through the ages.
The special exhibition Lasting, not final shape offers a glimpse into the history of the competition in the event of the 60th anniversary, accompanied by exhibits of the starting year 1955 and of following years.