Red Dot Award: Product Design

Made in Germany

Excellent products “Made in Germany”

In order to mark imported goods from Germany, the label “Made in Germany” was established in Great Britain in the end of the 19th century. Over time, this designation of origin evolved to become a quality seal that marks innovative and high-value products. This also proven by the designers and companies that successfully participate in the Red Dot Award. Whether Bosch, Siemens, Miele, Villeroy & Boch, Puma, Adidas, BMW or Audi – with their excellent design quality, big German brands outperform the competitors regularly and win over the Red Dot Jury. Also in the Red Dot Award: Product Design  2018, they truly scored and were able to take home the coveted award.

“Avenio M” – modern tram

The tram “Avenio M Ulm” by Siemens, designed by Siemens AG and the design agency Yellow Window from Belgium, combines a classic appearance with modern, automotive elements. An almost invisible A-pillar means a larger cabin interior as well as a better visibility for the driver. In addition, it allows the operator a variety of design options in order to adapt the tram to their own fleet or the urban environments.

“This tram offers high variability with regard to the wishes of the operator and the clients. Both the exterior and the interior of the Avenio M convince with a stringently functional design,” said the jury about the Red Dot awarded vehicle.

“Euphoria 260” – for a better shower experience

Also Grohe successfully participated in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 and received a Red Dot for the overhead shower “Euphoria 260”. The generously proportioned jet area of the Euphoria 260 overhead shower is divided into three rings flowing towards a drop-shaped SmartControl knob in the middle. Its ergonomic design allows precise operation of the shower. It can be controlled by turning the knob lightly. Users can choose between three different options – from a relaxing rain shower to a powerful jet spray. The flowing form language lends the overhead shower an elegant appearance.

“Hudson”– awarded tiles

The tiles of the “Hudson” range by Villeroy & Boch Fliesen, designed by Sebastian Diener and Christiane von der Laake, come along in three colours, nine sizes and four different surface textures. Their design is modelled on the fine grain of sandy surfaces. With warm and discreet shades, the tile-range appears both natural and timeless, thus suiting current architectural styles. The jury found the tiles to be of a calm and natural character and honored them with a Red Dot.

“Scout RX2” – intelligent robot vacuum cleaner

The robot vacuum cleaner “Scout RX2” by Miele features two front cameras that allow an intelligent and precise navigation. Seven front infra-red sensors and three sensors on the bottom provide protection against collisions and prevent the unit from falling down. An enhanced dust absorption on carpets as well as a suction capacity of up to two hours make it the ideal replacement for the conventional vacuum cleaner. The robot vacuum cleaner can not only be controlled via an app, the Home Vision version also transmits live images to a tablet or smartphone. The jury was convinced by the high degree of convenience and functionality of the robot vacuum cleaner, which was awarded a Red Dot.

“BOSCH WAU28x” – dynamic washing machine

In the washing machine series "BOSCH WAU28X" by Robert Bosch Hausgeräte, designed by Florian Metz, Carsten Weber, Raphael Krug and Robert Sachon, the door and the operating consoles are flush-mounted in the dynamic-looking front panel. Furthermore, its full-touch display is intuitive to use. This infoscreen guides the user through various programme parameters, all of which are individually adjustable through swipe controls. Additionally, an illuminated door ring visualises the program status.

“The elegant integration of contemporary controls defines the convenience of this washing machine series and achieves a distinctive overall image,” said the jury about the Red Dot awarded washing machine.

Participating in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019

Companies from Germany as well as from all over the world can submit their products to one of the most prestigious design competitions until 1 February 2019 and, in the case of an award, join the ranks of winners. From kitchen appliances and kitchen accessories to fashion and lifestyle accessories to materials and surfaces – a total of 48 categories is available for the registration. Until 9 November 2018, participants can still benefit from the reduced registration fee of the Early Bird phase.