Showing the international power of the program, the Red Dot Design Awards shone a light on the design community for another year of celebrations. Along with top-notch product design.
July 13th, 2018
The Red Dot Design Awards are among the most regarded in the world; it’s an accolade that brings some tough international competition and this year was no different.
Taking place in Essen, the winners of the 2018 Red Dot Award: Product Design were celebrated in true style. A red carpet entry was followed by a ceremony, where 1,200 guests attended to hear the results and The Best of the Best were brought on stage to receive a trophy.
The evening culminated in the spectacular Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum, where the after-show party took place and the two winners exhibitions were launched.
Part of the appeal of the Red Dot Award is its long-running history and fierce competition. Along with that is, of course, the prestige that comes with a product being awarded an infamous little ‘Red Dot’.
This year, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries entered more than 6,300 products in the competition. Forty-five of those products won a ‘Honourable Mention’, while 1,684 designs received a ‘Red Dot’. The International Red Dot Jury considered just 1.1 per cent of entries, a total of 69 innovations, worthy of a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the highest award in the competition. Our very own Raj Nandan, Indesign’s founder, was among the 39 jury members to whittle down the illustrious winners.
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