Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot celebrates achievements of the year’s top design teams

Companies, design studios, research institutions and designers from 48 countries submitted 4,218 design concepts, design research projects and prototypes to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019. Comprising 20 design experts worldwide, the international panel of distinguished jurors convened and assessed each individual idea in an adjudication process lasting several days, selected 265 concepts to be recognized this year.

Only the best honoured for their exceptional design excellence

212 concepts were awarded the Red Dot, 35 concepts consisting 0.8% out of the entire submissions were being honoured the Red Dot: Best of the Best for their exceptional design excellence, and 18 concepts were credited with Honourable Mentions. Winning design teams and designers celebrated their achievements on the runway stage, receiving their award from Initiator and CEO of Red Dot, Prof. Dr Peter Zec and Ken Koo, president of Red Dot, Asia.

Founder and CEO of Red Dot, Prof Dr Peter Zec on the runway stage

“The sooner design is involved in a development process, the better technical excellence and emotional appeal are interlinked.” explains Prof. Dr Peter Zec “The excellent ideas, visions and prototypes in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 stand for that successful approach.”

The highest level of recognition accorded at the design competition, the Red Dot: Luminary, was selected among five nominees from this year’s 35 Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates. The nominees include Lilium Jet by German company Lilium GmbH; RÉSEAU by University of Montreal, GRAD Research Lab – School of Design from Canada; Hidden Senses by Japanese company Sony Corporation; Qoobi ONE by Qoobi B.V. from the Netherlands; and Gift Look by Japanese company Panasonic Corporation.

Facts and figures of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019

Entries: 4,218

Nations: 48

Red Dot: 212

Red Dot: Best of the Best: 35

Honourable Mention 18

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