D – The Red Dot Gala 2016 was staged in Essen on July 4. According to the official figures, around 1,200, in some cases, prominent guests from 39 nations attended the award ceremony of the “Red Dot: Best of the Best“ award winners on the impressive stage of the Aalto Theatre. 79 products received the highest individual award of the design prize this year, which go to the best designs of a category. In total, 1,304 products had received a Red Dot earlier this spring.
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of the Red Dot, hosted the evening and welcomed renowned guests on the stage, including Kristiina Lassus, Ken Okuyama and Alexander Neumeister, all of whom were members of the jury of the Red Dot 2016 that comprised of 41 people overall. The highlight of the award ceremony was the awarding of the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year“. In 2016 the title went to the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team from Melbourne. After the gala, around 1,800 guests celebrated at the Designers‘ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, where the distinguished designs were also presented.
// Till Barth
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