Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts
The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 honours enterprises and institutions which have continuously proven excellence in the course of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The ranking is based on a weighted formula considering the cumulative number and classes of awards received over the last five years. The Red Dot Design Ranking, which is released by the Red Dot Institute, consists of four honourary lists: for companies, design studios, universities in the Asia Pacific region and universities in the Americas and Europe.
Red Dot founder and CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec explains: “This ranking tracks and measures the success of an enterprise in producing exciting new design concepts over a period of time. It is a good reflection of real sustainable design innovation capability of an organisation. It gives these companies and institutions the recognition that they deserve and encouragement toward their continued investment in design”.
Topping or maintaining their rankings in contrast to the previous year are KT Corporation (South Korea) in the category for companies, Emami Design (Germany) in the category for design studios and Zhejiang University (China) in the category for Universities in the Asia Pacific region. Meanwhile, Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden) rose to the top rank in the category for universities in the Americas and Europe.The newly ranked organisations include GD Midea Group (China), Deya Culture Communion Xiamen Co Ltd (China), SAP SE (Germany), X-Charger (China) and Lotte Advanced Materials Co Ltd (South Korea) in the ranking among companies. Cambridge Consultants (UK) joined the ranking among design studios, and the University for the Creative Arts (UK) is new in the ranking among the universities in the Americas and Europe.
The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 received 4,698 entries from 60 countries. The 21 international design experts of the Red Dot jury panel selected a total of 340 design concepts to be honoured with the Red Dot quality seal. The winning concepts and designers will be announced and presented during the awarding ceremony at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore on 22 September 2016. During the same night, the Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook 2016/2017, the winners’ exhibition at the museum as well as the online exhibition, which is accessible at the official competition website, will be unveiled.
Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016
Awarding ceremony: 22 September 2016
Special exhibition: From 23 September 2016 at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore
Online exhibition: From 23 September 2016 at www.red-dot.sg/online-exhibition
Further information: www.red-dot.sg
About Red Dot Institute
The Red Dot Institute filters the results of the Red Dot Design Award according to different criteria and on application calculates the design value of companies that have received the Red Dot. It creates job-related industry analyses and rankings, and develops studies for long-term design developments.
About the Red Dot Award: Design Concept
In 2005, the Red Dot Design Award recognised the need to identify and honour new design concepts and innovations, the precursor of tomorrow’s great products. Believing a design concept must be evaluated based on its design merit without prejudice, the award created an unprecedented platform that accepts entries from companies to design students. Today, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept has grown to be the largest and most recognised professional design competition for design concepts and prototypes worldwide.