For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: Product Design winners get. So, besides winning a prestigious award, the designers also are privy to massive promos via media, exhibitions and live events. Call it the whole nine yards. The icing of course, is the validation got from the esteemed jury, who are contemporary peers and are always looking for the next big bang!
In February, the international jury of independent design experts will evaluate every product – without online pre-judging. The team comprises of experienced Red Dot jurors such as Hideshi Hamaguchi, inventor of the USB flash drive, Tangerine founder Martin Darbyshire, IT design consultant Gordon Bruce and also newly acquired experts like Wen-long Chen, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center.
- This year, the competition offers for the first time more than 30 categories for submitting industrially manufactured innovations – among them are the new categories “materials and surfaces”, “watches” and “musical instruments”.
- The winning designs and the people behind are honored at a festive awards ceremony in Essen, Germany, hometown of the Red Dot and of the Red Dot Design Museum, which is the worldwide largest exhibition of contemporary design.
- The Red Dot Gala on 29 June 2015 will, of course, be hosted by Red Dot founder and CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec.
Regular: until 27 January 2015
Latecomers: 28 January – 11 February 2015
Red Dot Gala: 29 June 2015