Design night of the year: glamorous celebration of the winners of the Red Dot Award and the Ferrari Design Team
The year’s best designers and manufacturers, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, were duly celebrated on 8 July. The international design scene convened in Essen on the occasion of the award ceremony to crown those blazing a trail in the industry. During the Red Dot Gala, the laureates of the Red Dot: Best of the Best received their trophies in front of around 1,200 international guests in the Aalto-Theater. In addition, Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team were officially named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2019. The subsequent Designers’ Night provided an opportunity for dancing, networking and discovering the award-winning designs.
Honouring the top performers in design in Essen’s opera house
The products that won the Red Dot: Best of the Best stood out from over 5,500 entries thanks to their ground-breaking design. The jury awarded this highest distinction in the competition to just 80 products. The designers and manufacturers behind these outstanding achievements were celebrated as part of the Red Dot Gala. They accepted their well-deserved trophies on stage at the Aalto-Theater to appreciative applause.
In addition to the winners, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, welcomed three of the roughly 40 jury members on stage: Nils Toft, Founder and Managing Director of Designidea, Stefan Eckstein, Founder and CEO of Eckstein Design, and Prof. Dr. Ken Nah, Design Professor at IDAS, Hongik University. Together with the host, the industry experts congratulated the proud winners on their success in the competition.