The international Red Dot jury bestowed the distinction “Red Dot” for high
design quality upon: resqme
The expert jury has chosen – the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 have been announced.
– 4,815 entries from 53 countries
– 72 Red Dot: Best of the Best winners
– 40 international experts made up the largest-ever Red Dot jury
They tested, assessed, criticised and discussed. After a jury session spanning three long days, the team of experts had reached a consensus: the best products of 2014 have been chosen. A record number of designers and companies from all over the world took part in this year’s competition by submitting their innovations for the renowned design award that is the Red Dot. With 4,815 entries, the Red Dot Award: Product Design received the highest-ever number of entries and at the same time added some new countries to the list of participants.
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Award, explains why the competition is constantly rising in significance at an international level: “The Red Dot Award: Product Design gives design professionals from all over the world a chance to measure themselves against each other. Year after year, this results in a higher level of design and also motivates the participants to enter their best products in the competition.” In addition, the Red Dot label is an excellent marketing instrument for the award winners. The competition’s own tools alone ensure a large reach, for example by including the laureates in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, in the Red Dot App and in the exhibitions of the Red Dot Design Museums.
In order to ensure a professional appraisal of the quantity and diversity of products in this year’s competition, the international Red Dot jury was increased in size once again to number 40 design professionals from 25 countries. There were 72 winners of the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. This award is seen as the ultimate accolade in the world of design, and only 1.5% of all entries won it in 2014.
“Dear Mr Colasse,
This year again, the Red Dot jury was looking for the best achievements in
international product design – true to the motto “In search of excellence”.
With your elaborate and innovative entry for the Red Dot Award: Product
Design 2014, you have proved your know-how and competed with the best
in your industry in one of the world’s largest product competitions.
I am delighted to inform you today that you have convinced the
international expert panel with the design quality of your product and
therefore rank among the winners of this year’s Red Dot Award. I cordially congratulate you on your award and your success – also on behalf of all Red Dot jurors!
You succeeded against ambitious competitors: This year, 1,816 manufacturers, designers and architects from 53 nations have entered their current projects and products in the competition for the Red Dot quality seal. In an evaluation process lasting several days, the 40 members of the Red Dot jury have tested, discussed and evaluated 4,815 drafts – live and on-site.
Dues to the consistently high quality of the entries, it was not easy for the professionals to make their decisions. Only the best products were bestowed with the sought-after award for design excellence.
Make use of it and communicate your success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design to your colleagues, partners and, above all, to your clients from 24 March 2014.
With best regards,
Professor Dr. Peter Zec
Initiator and CEO of Red Dot, Germany”