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Winners announced in record year for Red Dot
Apr 5, 2016

The prestigious Red Dot awards for product design were bigger this year in more ways than one: A record number of product entries (5,200 total), plus a larger-than-ever jury of 41, yielded a Red Dot distinction for a total 1,304 products. The top honor, Best of the Best, however, was granted to just 79 entries, while 107 products received honorable mentions. 


Award-winning shelving by manufacturer Warendorfer Küchen, with design firm dietzproduktgestaltung, both of Germany

As the organization explains, “Honorable mention goes to projects with a well-executed aspect of design work. Entries with high design quality receive the Red Dot, while the rare individual distinction Red Dot: Best of the Best is assigned by the jury to outstanding products in a category that win the jury members over with groundbreaking design.”


Award-winning Pelikan chair by Polish firm Profim 


Award-winning Pirouet LED Pendant Luminaire, by German manufacturer RIDI Leuchten and design firm KDID

Products spanned 31 categories, including Living Rooms and Bedrooms; Kitchens (including furnishings and appliances); Bathrooms and Spas; and Lighting and Lamps. Some of the the Best of the Best winners include the BarrisolLovegrove Manta lamp; I Bordi Bathtub, by Teuco and Carlo Colombo; and Ruutu glass vases, by manufacturer Iittala and design by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec.

Danish fashion designer David Andersen, who debuted as a Red Dot juror in 2015, shares, “It is inspiring to see designs from all over the world and to follow the development. It is a pleasure to be a juror in a group of such competent designers, who are looking at so many fantastic products and discussing each one individually.”


Best of the Best winner Barrisol – Lovegrove Manta lamp


Best of the Best winner I Bordi Bathtub


Best of the Best winner Ruutu glass vases

Check out the full roster of winners.

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