Red Dot Design Awards has just announced their Product Design winners. Here is a pick of my favorite 20 of the 45 “Best Of Best” winners, in totally random order. Creative industrial/product design is at its best. Some are inspirational pieces while others are classic originals! Come in and take a look!
20) CH04 Houdini by e15 – Stefan Diez Design
Bending bendy wood! An art that very few venture into, but worth the efforts if the results are going to be as classy as this Houdini chair number 4! The basic shape of this chair is created by first bending two-dimensional plywood by hand around a complexly milled solid wood ring to form the back. To make the curved two dimensional elements stay in place, the scale-like arrangement of the slabs is then glued to the base to produce the self-contained seat shell.
19) Batou CS Decoration Fabric by Nya Nordiska Textiles
This versatile fabric can be used as curtains or as a partition screen. The rich embossed material adapts to the form and your creative inspiration.
18 ) Dyson Air Multiplier by Dyson
Bladeless fan! Defying the normal perception of a fan…the Dyson Air Multiplier sans blades is very powerful and can expel up to 450 liters of cool, uninterrupted air every second!
17) CBNes 6256 by Liebherr-Hausgeräte
Defining itself as a BioFresh freshness centre, this fridge has three different climate zones with optimum temperatures for your food. Combining aesthetic appeal with cutting-edge technology, the CBNes 6256 features LED lighting technology, freezer drawers mounted on telescopic rails and user panel featuring the MagicEye control system.
16) Grohe Ondus Digitecture by Grohe
Bathing gets the digital edge with the Grohe Ondus Digitecture. It features a system capable of memorizing individual preferences like water temperature and pressure.
15) Velux Sun Tunnel by Ross Lovegrove
Sun Tunnel takes inspiration from the sun, and channelizes natural light to the form of a ceiling lamp. A long tube-like tunnel brings natural daylight from the roof of a building to the ceiling of otherwise electrically lit rooms. The formal mediator for the light being directed from the outside comes in the shape of a fascinatingly organic-looking lamp body. This body functions as an additional diffuser that both enhances the natural light and spreads it in dynamic light reflections across the room. Just like almost any electric lamp, the natural light of this lamp can be directed and adjusted according to user’s needs.
14) Fiskars X Range by Fiskars
Redesigning the simple axe to look something totally cool and awesome!
13) Lucifer Drysuit by Pryde Group
Kitesurfers needed something spectacular to surf in and Lucifer Drysuit is their answer. The jacket and pants are joined at the waist in order to conceal the back side of the protective harness: it is not only keeps safely in place, but also can withstand strong forces when the rider is being lifted into the air.
12) Cosmolite by Samsonite
Samsonite spells opulence and elegance and that tradition continues with the Cosmolite series. This luggage collection features a design of eye-catching ridges that run along the sides and taper towards the bottom, giving the body of the luggage the appearance of a glimmering seashell. It even includes the innovative Curv® technology, making it a durable beauty.
11) Helix by Monoqool
The spiral ends of this frame give it a unique look and explore a new approach towards the understanding and construction of eyewear. It does away with the hinge and focuses on the spiral instead.
10) Container Scope by AnL Studio
Container Scope is an instillation at the port city of Incheon in South Korea, where visitors come to capture the essence of sun setting into the sea. The arrangement of the containers overcomes the limitations of the building site, so that viewers get the full view of the sunset.
9) TANDBERG Performance Mic 20 by TANDBERG Design Team
An easy to use communication device at virtual conferences, the Performance Mic 20 is your perfect media peripheral. As a broadband table microphone it takes into account the specific acoustics of the conference room. It is intuitive to use and its functions are self-explanatory. The mute switch is integrated into the control panel and the double mode LED display informs participants about the microphone status.
8 ) 3M Littmann Model 3200 by 3M Littmann Stethoscopes
This is a stethoscope that I’d love to gift my doctor on Doctor’s Day! It’s got excellent ergonomics, more detailed sound quality and can communicate via Bluetooth with diagnostic software for additional assessment. A patient heart sounds can thus be recorded during auscultation and directly analyzed by murmur detection software developed by Zargis Medical Corp. Basically a cool looking doctor gear!
7) Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé
The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG reinterprets the styling of the 300 SL and in a fascinating approach that manages to maintain the styling of the classic model, yet also adds something entirely new to it. I love the doors! When both are up and open, they make the Merc look MAGNIFCENT!
6) Rolls-Royce Ghost
Inspired by the majestic styling of a yacht, the Rolls-Royce Ghost is a dream machine! “Simplicity is the hardest design principle to follow,” says Ian Cameron, chief designer at Rolls-Royce, thus expressing the most central principle that all his designs follow: what he means is the kind of simplicity which develops organically out of complexity.
5) Peugeot RCZ Coupé
The Peugeot RCZ Coupé captures the “fun car” essence and delivers it immaculately. The coupe features a silhouette with broad wings and aluminum roof edges that are particularly captivating in their appearance. The design features non-slip steering-wheel, ergonomic body-contour seats with soft leather and slanted, user-friendly centre console and an environmentally friendly engine.
4) Reference 52 LCD TV by Loewe AG
Inspired by Coco Chanel’s design philosophy, the Reference 52 LCD TV skillfully focuses on the essentials and communicates an elegant design. The device integrates receivers for DVB-T, DVB-C and DVB-S, including HDTV reception, as well as an installed hard disk recorder, all of which can be operated comfortably via its one single remote control.
3) iPad by Apple
Much has been said and written about the iPad, and one thing is for sure it’s one helluva sleek design that conforms to the Apple standard. It’s the sleekest and the besttest!
2) Adamo XPS by Dell
The unique kickstand form factor incorporated into the design, gives Adamo XPS the cutting edge over its contemporaries. What’s more the stand only goes to enhance the notebooks beauty.
1) USB Clip by Emamidesign
The USB Clip has been designed with this intention that one day we will be sending documents with additional info via USB sticks. That day, this sleek USB Clip will come into use. The attractive colors and form, make the clip a winning design.