Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Award ceremony 2019

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 – successful award ceremony in Singapore

On 25 September 2019, the award ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 was successfully held in Singapore. Professor Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, and Ken Koo, president of Red Dot in Asia, handed over the coveted trophies to the proud winners of the competition. The German company Lilium was particularly pleased about the Red Dot: Luminary. Moreover, the award ceremony became a special evening for two people.

An award dedicated to the future

Since 2005, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept is the platform for designers, companies, organisations and universities from all over the world to present their visions and demonstrate their creative potential. Thus, the competition has dedicated itself to the future with designers and creative minds showing the immense relevance of ideas for progressive development.

Only 0.8% of all entries awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 received 4218 submissions from 48 countries. The jury members selected 265 concepts to be worth a distinction: 212 projects were awarded a Red Dot, while 18 concepts received an Honorable Mention. Only 35 entries were honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best for their exceptional design quality. That is only 0.8% of all submissions.

Red Dot: Luminary goes to Lilium Jet

This year's Red Dot: Luminary went to Lilium Jet, a new mobility service designed by the German company Lilium GmbH. The Lilium Jet is a fully electric five-seat aircraft that can take off and land vertically. With only a single battery charge, it can travel 300 km in just one hour. In future, the aircraft should also be able to fly unmanned. Jury member Professor Lutz Fugner on the groundbreaking concept: "One of the best solutions ever seen is the project’s use of energy, what they brought together is the usability of the helicopter and the flying behaviour of an aeroplane. This concept managed to achieve much further and longer range with the amount of electric energy on the aircraft. As a concept, as a product of the future, this brings confidence into a new market of transportation design."

Marriage proposal on Red Dot stage

The big surprise of the evening was the successful marriage proposal of Mr Xu Le to his girlfriend Ms Gu Wanwan. The audience was happy with the couple and escorted them under applause from the stage. Both belong to the team of Zhijiang College of Zhejiang University of Technology and Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou College of Commerce, China, which received a Red Dot for the "Square and Round" chair. The chair with a transparent seat can be transformed into a side table by simply turning the seat surface.

Glamorous Designers’ Night at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

All award winners celebrated at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, overlooking the impressive waterfront of Marina Bay. There, the excellent concepts and prototypes were exhibited and celebrated until the early hours.

All awarded concepts can also be viewed in the online exhibition and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook for Design Concept 2018/2019.