The Red Dot Award ceremony will honor the year's best designers and products on June 29 in Essen, Germany, where, in its 60th year, the awards and attendant gala will host designers, manufacturers and media. Hosted by Awards founder and professor Peter Zec, the awards will recognize just 81 of the nearly 5,000 nominated entries. Among the home product design winners are the Lucky chair by design firm Design Ballendat; the Rolf Benz NOVA Sofa by designer Joachim Nees; the LALILU kids' loft bed by Designteil; and the Mylon table by Team 7 Natürlich Wohnen GmbH. (Discover all the winners here.)
Inside the event's home, the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany
The hallmark feature of the festivities will be the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year award, which will this year honor Robert Sachon and the Bosch Home Appliances Design Team with a "Radius" challenge cup, presented by last year's winner Oskar Juhlin, director of product design at Veryday in Sweden.
Robert Sachon and the Bosch Home Appliances Design team
Twelve-hundred visitors from about 40 countries around the world are invited to enjoy events including the Designers' Night, held in the Red Dot Design Museum, which will feature DJ Chrissi D! along with a special exhibition of the year's top products, as well as an anniversary exhibition entitled “Enduring, Not Ultimate Form,” celebrating Red Dot’s storied past. Learn more about the event and awards online.