Apple, Audi and Adidas: The world’s top products and their designers lauded at Red Dot Awards
On July 7, the design world came together in Essen to celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. More than 1,200 international guests arrived at the glamorous awards ceremony in the Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night they celebrated until the small hours of the morning.
This year’s competition documented a record number of 4,815 entries. The Red Dot jury comprising 40 experts assessed the works in a three-day round in spring. 72 times they granted the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. 1,120 products were awarded a Red Dot for outstanding product design. 123 works received the title of “Honourable Mention” for their highly successful detailed solutions.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the world-famous award, presented the Red Dot Gala. On stage at the Aalto Theatre the members of the jury conferred the trophies of the Red Dot: Best of the Best to the winners. The audience was particularly impressed by the performance of Veryday, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014. They presented the milestones of their company history in a striking show.
Veryday has a solid track record in the development of ground-breaking designs from 45 years as the “BabyBjörn” baby carriers, the world’s first computer with a separate keyboard, the prestigious SAS coffee pot and the Koenigsegg sports car. The Swedish product designers won the challenge cup “Radius” for these designs. It was personally handed over by Lenovo’s chief designer Yao Yingjia. Lenovo was Red Dot: Design Team of the Year in 2013.