On 24 March the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design for 2014 were selected by 40 international design professionals from 25 countries, which made up the largest-ever Red Dot jury.

In Essen, Germany, the judges assessed submissions from 4815 entries – a record number of designers and companies – from 53 countries around the world. They selected 72 designers for the Red Dot: Best of the Best, which is the ultimate accolade in the world of design. A total of 1120 Red Dot awards were granted in total.

The elite team of judges, included, among others, industrial designer Gordon Bruce of the USA, Vivian Wai-kwan Cheng of China and Curve’s own editor and industrial designer, Belinda Stening of Australia, who all spent three days assessing, testing, critisicing and judging the entries to come to their decisions before reaching a consensus and deciding upon the best products of 2014.

“The Red Dot Award: Product Design gives design professionals from all over the world a chance to measure themselves against each other,” said Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the Red Dot Award. “Year after year, this results in a higher level of design and also motivates the participants to enter their best products in the competition.”

Some of the categories included bathrooms and spas, gardens, consumer electronics, vehicles and urban design. Features that the judges took into account when assessing the products were level of innovation, functionality formal quality and ecological compatibility.

On 7 July 2014 a prestigious award ceremony for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 will take place, while the laureates of the Red Dot: Best of the Best will be honoured during the gala in Essen’s Aalto-Theater.

Following this, the guests and the prize winners will celebrate together in the Red Dot Design Museum at the legendary Designers’ Night and a special exhibition will be held from 8 July to 3 August 2014 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany.

Follow the link to find out further information about Red Dot Award: Product Design for 2014.

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