Each and every product that wins a red dot is a work of genius, but every year there are just a few designs that really stand out to us! Our favorites from 2012 really shed some light on the trends of both mobility and audio. Not surprisingly, a few of these surround a familiar Apple product while some are about moving on 2 wheels. There are also a couple of wildcards, including one just for the GUYS! Hit the jump to see what red dot winners we loved!
DRUMROLL!!!! In no particular order…
Husqvarna Nuda 900R Motorcycle
Designer: BMW Group Design
With its minimalist and exhilarating language of form, the Husqvarna Nuda 900R incorporates a highly successful reinterpretation of the brand. Its no-nonsense looks convey a sense of its sporting qualities.
Twizy – Urban Electric Vehicle
Designer: Renault Corporate Design
The Twizy is a highly convincing and expressive transportation solution for mobility in the near future. This vehicle impresses the target group both through easy handling and its sophisticated concept concerning ergonomics and safety.
BMW AirFlow 2 Helmet
Designer: BMW Group Design
What immediately strikes the eye is the helmet’s short, recessed visor. In addition, it is light and adapts well to everyone’s skull anatomy. As a continuation of a product series of high design standards, this helmet meets the demands for outstanding aesthetics.
Porsche 911 Carrera
Designer: Michael Mauer – Porsche AG
The Porsche 911 Carrera impresses at first glance with its sharply designed dynamics and sensuous elegance. Typical design characteristics of the Porsche 911 Carrera are skilfully combined with modern elements. The car embodies a maximum of sporting aesthetics. The new model features a stretched silhouette and highly exciting, sharp contours
RideCase – iPhone 4/4S Case for Bicycle Use
Designers: Louis Chuang, Black Tseng
The RideCase is comprised of a plastic cover and a light carbon body which positions the iPhone at the center of the bicycle handlebars. it allows easy access to various functions while riding the bicycle.
Designer: Mercedes-Benz Advanced-Design Deutschland
The smart bike appeals to the senses with its clear and flowing design idiom. This well-thought-out reinterpretation of the bike offers handling and enhanced fun when ridden. A straight-forward design for mobility.
Designers – Kai Endo, Takeshi Kaneko & Yoshikatsu Miyasaka
The Tenga 3D is a male pleasure item which is available in different variants, all resembling artistic sculptures. The product concept of “Sculptured Ecstasy” is conveyed in an elegant way.
MetalDock – Docking Station for iPhone 4/4S
Design Xavier Houy at OSUNGO Limited
The MetalDock is a tabletop charging station for the iPhone. Its design is reduced to the bare essentials: the charger consists of two branches made of solid heavy metal coated with silicon.
Mellow – Condiment Set
Designer: Bewater Studio Design Team
The interplay of ergonomics, pleasant surface feel and functionality of the Mellow condiment set are impressive. It is well proportioned and is comfortable to hold. The dispensing of the contents is surprising and very well thought out, leading to an experience you want to repeat.
Horn Bike – iPhone Amplifier for Bicycles
Designer: Reads Lin at Bone Collection Fruitshop International
The Horn Bike for the iPhone 4/4S is an amplifier case for bicycles. The back of the silicone cover is attached to the handlebar with a Velcro fastener. The integrated horn uses the principle of a gramophone horn to amplify voice and music, increasing volume by 13 db. It does not require an energy source and is made of environmentally friendly, recyclable material.
Designers: Lars Wettre, Jonas Forsman
The Firephant gives the fire extinguisher a fascinating new design vocabulary. It is self-explanatory and easy to use and can be quickly employed in an emergency. This fire extinguisher turns a product that was previously hidden away into a colourful object that makes an emblematic statement.