THE WORLD’S BIGGEST DESIGN AWARD GOES TO SOUTHERN STYRIA OVER 5,600 SUBMISSIONS FROM MORE THAN 56 COUNTRIES
SINGAPORE, 09.28.2018. On the last weekend of September, the Red Dot Design Award, which has been presented in the metropolis of Singapore since 1950, was presented. Exceptional design, courageous innovations and out-of-the-box ideas were distinguished by an international jury of experts. QUS may take home a Red Dot Award for innovative design.
In addition to big names such as YAMAHA, MICHELIN or ROLLS ROYCE, the product design of the smart shirt QUS was distinguished. In the Materials and Surfaces category, the shirt with integrated textile sensors impressed the international jury of experts. On top of the unique technology, which makes it possible to measure vital data without additional gadgets, such as a chest strap, the Red Dot Design Award attaches particular importance to product and brand design. In close collaboration with the advertising agency Dr. Puschnegg Brandmanagement and the San Francisco-based industrial designer Rebecca Daum, MA, a clean and tidy product was created – reduced to the essentials
Since 1950, the Red Dot Design Award has been tracking down good design. More than 18,000 applications were submitted in 2016. This makes it one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. In 2005, the need to discover and appreciate new design concepts and innovations, the forerunners of tomorrow’s important products, was recognized. These submissions are subject to a “blind” decision in which the jury does not know the participants’ details. From 2007 to 2016, the winners have been: Saab
Automobile AB and GM Europe Design, Francesco Sommacal, Design Exchange, Agent, Philips Design, Huang Hsin Ya and Huang Pin Chen, Massey University, School of Design, College of Creative Arts, Superpedestrian, Hankook Tire, Google, Inc. and Beijing Onemile Technology. Today, the Red Dot Award for Design Concept has become the world’s largest and most prestigious professional design competition for design concepts and prototypes. The competition serves as barometer for the industry.