WiTouch® receives The Red Dot: Best of the Best recognition at the Red Dot Gala international design event of the year!
Monday, July 1 marked the high point of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013. More than 1,200 international guests celebrated the winners of the well-known competition in the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. The Red Dot Gala took place in Essen’s opera house for the 20th time. After the glamorous award ceremony, the Designers‘ Night party in the Red Dot Design Museum went on well into the early hours. The evening also marked the opening of two Red Dot special exhibitions.
With his able charm, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the Red Dot, hosted the Red Dot Gala and honored the best names in the industry with the Red Dot Trophy on the evening. The sought-after trophy was presented in its new design for the first time. Jewelry designer Günter Wermekes recently gave the symbol for the highest award in the competition a whole new look.
The globally acclaimed shoe designer Jimmy Choo was a jury member and an on-stage guest for the first time this year. Together with Peter Zec, he handed over the trophies to the winners.
Designers, architects and companies from 54 countries submitted almost 4,700 of their best products in 19 different categories this year. The panel of experts awarded the Red Dot for excellent product design to a total of 1,065 products and the Honorable Mention for especially refined detail solutions to 205 products. The Red Dot: Best of the Best, the highest award in the competition, was given to 57 happy prize winners on stage at the Aalto Theater this year.
There was a modern and thrilling cultural entertainment program, with the popular trio Wildes Holz winning over the audience with their wild and funny cover versions played on classical wood-based instruments. The Aalto Ballett Theater Essen also gave an impressive performance of the expressive dance piece “Deca Dance“ – a composition of various pieces by the Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin.
Success should be celebrated, which is why after the official award ceremony the Red Dot Design Museum opened its doors for the legendary Designers’ Night. Essen’s star DJ Chrissi D! provided the dance beats to get the guests on their feet at the after show party – the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex was “boiling over“ until the early hours.
Representatives from Hollywog and its Australia-based design teams, Katapult Design and Procept, attended the Red Dot Gala events. Hollywog is very proud to have won the distinguished Red Dot Design Award: Best of the Best. It is truly an honor to have WiTouch recognized among the best in the industry from all over the world.