A team of 38 international experts selected the recipients of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Out of 4,928 entries from 56 countries, 1,240 products received the “Red Dot,” a designation of quality in design. Only 81 products received the top award, “Red Dot: Best of the Best,” though an additional 122 products received an Honourable Mention.
The Fontana dining table by Designbüro Appeltshauser and manufactured by Draenert studio and the Stella lounge chair by designed by busk+hertzog and manufactured by +HALLE were among Red Dot recipients in the living rooms and bedrooms category. Nevos GLASS manufactured by Josko Fenster and Türen GmbH received a Red Dot in the interior design elements category.
The Fontana dining table.
“Innovation is not always visible with the naked eye,” said Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award. “Often it is hidden aspects, such as a refined technology inside the product or an improved combination of materials, that constitute a lucid and sometimes brilliant new development.”
NEVOS glass doors.
The jury was comprised of design professionals from 25 countries including Danish fashion designer David Andersen, German materials expert Dr. Sascha Peters, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center Wen-long Chen and Professor Werner Aisslinger. The judging process comprised an examination of 31 product categories including newcomers Materials and Surfaces, Watches and Jewelry.
The Stella chair.
Winning products will use the designation and Red Dot label as a marketing tool and will be integrated into international PR campaigns for Red Dot. These products will also be displayed at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen for at least one year. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, June 29 at Essen’s Aalto-Theater.
Images courtesy of the Red Dot Awards.