Top of the World
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 7/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
A whopping 421 products from 36 countries this year earned the Red Dot Design Museum's namesake award. The museum has honored industrial design for more than 50 years. The Adidas design department was design team of the year. Judges credited them with innovatively responding to today's sports and athletic lifestyles.
Meanwhile, 33 products earned the museum's Best of the Best citation. A jury of 24 industry professionals included Marten Claesson, a principal of the firm Claesson Koivisto Rune; Luigi Ferrara of the George Brown College School of Design in Toronto; and Naoto Fukasawa, principal of Naoto Fukasawa Design. Winners met the judges' criteria for form, innovation, functionality, ergonomics, and ecological compatibility.