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Design Diary 2021

Design Diary 2021

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/07/2020

The Red Dot diary has become a coveted collector's items in its own right. Published in letter-size format, the diary presents the latest in design innovation. The 52 weeks of the year are each given a full page, while the facing pages feature outstanding design achievements, including Red Dot: Best of the Best winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. The diary is complemented with international area codes and dates of notable trade fairs, among other information. With a black hardcover and a red ribbon page keeper, the Design Diary makes a perfect promotional gift and has been on Red Dot Edition's best seller list year after year. Text in English and German. The Design Diary 2021 will be presented to 1,500 international guests at the Red Dot Gala/ Designers' Night in the museum shop of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021

Author: Peter Zec Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 13/07/2020

The world of product design in one set: Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 set (Living + Doing + Working + Enjoying). Anyone with an interest in design has to have the yearbooks. Year on year, they provide a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments broken down into different thematic categories. The set shows you the whole world of current product design in four inspiring volumes. It marries the areas of life and living, activity and lifestyle, work and technology as well as leisure and relaxation. The winning products presented show model developments, potential and trends in current product design and whisk you away into a fascinating world full of beauty and functionality. A must for design professionals, design universities and design students, product managers, marketing experts and heads of purchasing as well as a sought-after collectors' item for friends and lovers of design all over the world. Text in English and German. Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 will be presented to 1,500 international guests at the Red Dot Gala/Designers' Night in the museum shop of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany.

International Yearbook Brands & Communication Design 2019/2020

International Yearbook Brands & Communication Design 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

The International Yearbook Brands & Communication Design shows powerful brand- and communication-centred works and projects by design studios and companies focused on communication campaigns. Volume 1 contains the brand-centered chapters, such as Red Dot: Agency of the Year, brands, brand design & identity, corporate design & identity, annual reports, advertising, packaging design, fair stands and retail design. Volume 2 is dedicated to communication design-centred works and projects, such as publishing & print media, posters, typography, illustrations, sound design, film & animation, online, apps, interface & user experience design and spatial communication. The creative brains behind the best product ideas are the winners of the honorary titles, 'Red Dot: Agency of the Year' and several 'Red Dot: Brands of the Year', and are given a special place in the design yearbook.

Working 2019/2020

Working 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2019

Working 2019/2020 is the new design yearbook for connoisseurs and people who love the beautiful and good things in life. Around 500 pages of inspiring images and informative texts will guide you through the areas such as office, computer and information technology, industrial equipment, machinery and automation, materials and surfaces, heating and air conditioning technology, as well as life science and medicine. The yearbook also introduces you to the design team of the year as well as interesting features on the individual designers and jury members. Working 2019/2020 shows in an incomparably appealing manner how good design can impact on lifestyle. This makes it an inspiration for design professionals and students, but also for heads of purchasing, marketing strategists and anyone who is enthusiastic about ground-breaking product design and a special lifestyle. Text in English and German.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2019/2020 set (consisting of the four volumes Living, ISBN 9783899392135, Doing, ISBN 9783899392142, Working, ISBN 9783899392159, and Enjoying, ISBN 9783899392166) marries the areas of life and living, activity and lifestyle, and work and technology, as well as leisure and relaxation. Anyone with an interest in design will want to invest. Year after year, Red Dot provides a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments, broken down into different thematic categories. The winning products showcase model developments, potentials, and trends in current product design that will whisk you away into a fascinating world full of beauty and functionality. A must-buy for design professionals, design universities and design students, this book is also aimed at product managers, marketing experts and heads of purchasing, as well as being a sought-after collector's item for design enthusiasts all over the world. Text in English and German. Find out more at the Red Dot Edition website: www.red-dot-edition.com.

Living 2019/2020

Living 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Nowadays, your home is one of the most important places to retreat to, making it all the more important that you feel unconditionally at ease there. Luckily, well-conceived design can transform any space into a temple of well-being, regardless of its size. Whether it's DIY designs for tight living spaces, environmentally friendly design products for a responsible life, or tasteful solutions for public spaces: Living 2019/2020 will show you the most worthy international product designs in the areas of living rooms and bedrooms, household and kitchens, tableware and cooking utensils, lighting and lamps as well as interior design, urban design and public spaces. Text in English and German.

Enjoying 2019/2020

Enjoying 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

The products that have won the Red Dot earn themselves a place in the Enjoying 2019/2020 yearbook. Together, they present a varied picture of the field of leisure and relaxation. The innovation and design quality of the products presented here help to make work safer, more comfortable and more pleasant, showing new ways to harness the innovation potential of modern technology. In addition to the areas such as bicycles, vehicles, sports and outdoor, leisure and games, entertainment, spas and personal care, fashion, lifestyle and accessories, as well as watches and jewellery, the yearbook also includes the design team of the year besides in-depth features on the designers and jury members. For design professionals and lovers of design - Enjoying 2019/2020 is not only an enrichment for designers and design students, it also gives product managers, heads of purchasing or marketing strategists an overview of culturally relevant product design, providing those interested in design with an insight into an exciting and vibrant industry. Text in English and German.

Doing 2019/2020

Doing 2019/2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

There are lots of ways to be active - and for each of those ways, there are design products to enhance your experience that little bit more. Doing 2019/2020 compiles the best design innovations and new design developments from the area of activity. In these roughly 400 pages, you can find award-winning products for your garden, leisure, sport and play, but also for children and babies. In addition the book will introduce you to fashion and lifestyle products with design value. The Doing 2018/2019 manual provides all those interested in design with a fascinating overview of current products and future innovations. As a result, this book is not only compulsory reading for designers, design students, marketing experts and product managers, but also an unparalleled pleasure for design enthusiasts. Text in English and German.

Design Diary 2020

Design Diary 2020

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2019

Red Dot's annual agendas have become coveted collector's items in their own right. Published in letter-size format, the bilingual (English/German) day books present the latest design novelties. The 52 weeks of the year are each given a full page, while the facing pages feature the latest outstanding design achievements, including winners of the Red Dot Design Award. The Design Diary is a perfect promotional gift and has been on Red Dot Edition's bestseller list year after year. Text in English and German.

International Yearbook Communication Design 18/19

International Yearbook Communication Design 18/19

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/12/2018

The International Yearbook Communication Design shows powerful communication-centred works and projects by design studios and companies focused on communication campaigns. Volume 1 contains projects from the more classical categories such as corporate design, annual reports, advertising, magazines, packaging and typography. Volume 2 is dedicated to the digital and multimedia disciplines, including e-commerce, spots and image films, websites, apps, computer games as well as interface and sound design. The creative brains behind the best product ideas are the winners of the honorary titles, 'Red Dot: Agency of the Year' and 'Red Dot: Brand of the Year', and are given a special place in the design yearbook.

The Form of Simplicity

The Form of Simplicity

Author: Peter Zec, Jacob Burkhard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

Behind the underlying principle of simplicity, which has been reflected in the development of design since the era of industrialisation, lies the work of designers and architects who endeavour through their ideas and designs to reduce the complexity of things, to simplify them from a technical or design perspective or to fundamentally redesign them, resulting in simpler use, improved functioning and a better quality of life. Their work is informed by their understanding of their role in making the products we use and the world we live in better. Consequently, simplicity is not only a design principle and a feature of good design, but also an approach to tackling the complex challenges that the future brings. As a result, the publication focuses on phenomena such as the simplicity of forms and functions, the simplicity of use or the diversity and quality of simplicity. It is not the intention of the publication to provide an exhaustive presentation of historical products as originals, prototypes of design classics or design history.

The Form of Success - Design as a Corporate Strategy

The Form of Success - Design as a Corporate Strategy

Author: Peter Zec Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/12/2018

20 years after the publication of the first edition of the book Designing Success, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, an expert on design and business communications, now presents a comprehensively revised version of his book that has long been out of print. Designing Success - Design as a Corporate and Product Strategy takes account of the social and economic changes of recent years and provides companies with an up-to-date guideline that explains how they can achieve success with the help of design. The book highlights the important role that design can play not only in product development, but also for the strategic orientation of an organisation - both in business management, as well as in company and product communication. The author furthermore offers numerous best-practice examples to illustrate how well-known companies have used design in the past in order to be successful in the market. Contents: I. General introduction into design; II. Specific introduction into design as a business strategy; III. Product development and design; IV. Product communication and design; V. Corporate management and design.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Working 2018/2019 is the new design yearbook for connoisseurs and people who love the beautiful and good things in life. Around 500 pages of inspiring images and informative texts will guide you through the areas of bathroom and spa products, vehicles with accessories, consumer electronics and cameras as well as communication. The yearbook also introduces you to the design team of the year as well as interesting features on the individual designers and jury members. Working 2018/2019 shows in an incomparably appealing manner how good design can impact on lifestyle. This makes it an inspiration for design professionals and students, but also for heads of purchasing, marketing strategists and anyone who is enthusiastic about ground-breaking product design and a special lifestyle. Text in English and German.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

Nowadays, your home is one of the most important places to retreat to, making it all the more important that you feel unconditionally at ease there. Luckily, well-conceived design can transform any space into a temple of well-being, regardless of its size. Whether it's DIY designs for tight living spaces, environmentally friendly design products for a responsible life, or tasteful solutions for public spaces: Living 2018/2019 will show you the most worthy international product designs in the areas of living rooms and bedrooms, household and kitchens, tableware and cooking utensils, lighting and lamps as well as interior design, urban design and public spaces. Text in English and German.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

The products that have won the Red Dot earn themselves a place in the Enjoying 2018/2019 yearbook. Together, they present a varied picture of the field of leisure and relaxation. The innovation and design quality of the products presented here help to make work safer, more comfortable and more pleasant, showing new ways to harness the innovation potential of modern technology. In addition to the areas of bathrooms and spas, vehicles, consumer electronics and cameras, as well as communication, the yearbook also includes the design team of the year besides in-depth features on the designers and jury members. For design professionals and lovers of design - Enjoying 2018/2019 is not only an enrichment for designers and design students: It also gives product managers, heads of purchasing or marketing strategists an overview of culturally relevant product design, providing those interested in design with an insight into an exciting and vibrant industry. Text in English and German.

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019

Author: Peter Zec Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

There are lots of ways to be active - and for each of those ways, there are design products to enhance your experience that little bit more. Doing 2018/2019 compiles the best design innovations and new design developments from the area of activity. In these roughly 400 pages, you can find award-winning products for your garden, leisure, sport and play, but also for children and babies. In addition the book will introduce you to fashion and lifestyle products with design value. The Doing 2018/2019 manual provides all those interested in design with a fascinating overview of current products and future innovations. As a result, this book is not only compulsory reading for designers, design students, marketing experts and product managers, but also an unparalleled pleasure for design enthusiasts. Text in English and German.