Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020

Winner for the Red Dot: Luminary 2020

Robotic Prosthetic Knee by BionicM Inc. is the winner for the Red Dot: Luminary 2020

The Red Dot: Luminary is the highest level of recognition accorded at the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. It is selected among the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners. The Red Dot: Luminary serves as an inspiration to aspire towards. Akin to obtaining a quality seal for design that sets apart from the rest in the field, being awarded a Red Dot meant the works had excelled against a very high benchmark of design excellence. A leading light to follow, this groundbreaking concept is selected among the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners.

5 exceptional design concepts were nominated for the Red Dot: Luminary. The nominees were Robotic Prosthetic Knee by BionicM Inc from Japan, Deployable Emergency Shelterby Samuel Barratt from United Kingdom & Henry Glogau from New Zealand, EDNA by Intuity Media Lab GmbH and EMAG GmbH & Co. KG from Germany, Metabolist Regeneration of a Dementia Nation by Jerome Ng Xin Hao from Singapore, and Lotus - Next generation NICU by Philips Experience Design whose design teams are currently located in Cambridge, United States and Eindhoven, Netherlands.

Robotic Prosthetic Knee by BionicM Inc. from Japan is the winner for the Red Dot: Luminary 2020. Their cutting-edge innovation helps amputees restore their physical functions. Red Dot Juror, Mr Kazuo Tanaka explains “The Robotic Prosthetic Knee completely changes the concept of prostheses up to now. It is the fusion of body neural information and robot technology. As a result, the user can obtain a natural walking sensation that is completely different from that of a conventional artificial leg. What's more, its appearance is fashionable and gives the user confidence.”

The announcement of the Red Dot: Luminary winner online marks the start of the online exhibition where all winning works of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2020 can be found.

Also opening at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore is the Winners’ Exhibition for Design Concept. The museum overlooks the waterfront promenade along Singapore’s Marina Bay. Red Dot Design Yearbook for Design Concept 2020/2021 will also be available online and at the museum. The yearbook and exhibition are traditions of the Red Dot Design Award, providing designers with a reference to the best in design.