Many of the products we carry have won this award and we thought it was time to explain!
"The red dot design award dates back to 1955 and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. More than 14,000 participations from over 70 nations in 2011 alone document the relevance of the internationally sought-after red dot.
In 2012, 1,800 companies and designers from 58 countries registered to the “red dot award: product design” and grabbed their chance to prove their design ability in an international comparison with renowned designers and up-and-coming talents. Within the competition's 19 different categories, a total of 4,515 registrations have been submitted. But only the best were awarded.
With growing competitive pressure on the international markets, it is now more important than ever for manufacturers to set themselves apart from the competition by proving quality rather than simply pursuing an aggressive pricing policy. Designers are also benefiting from the award: they are using the red dot to present themselves to their clients and as a visual aid that emphasizes their own strength.
Already by now, companies and designers from all over the world run the chance to put down their names as potential participants of the “red dot award: product design 2013”. Thus, they will receive exclusive information on the product competition which they can register for starting in October 2012."
Look at the products in the past you will recognize many!