The red dot design award team submitted us the 2009 winning concepts from Japan.
Here are the three concepts:
Designer: Ben Ryuki Miyagi
Made by folding and gluing layers of industrial felt, Elephant Seating draws conceptual content from many elements of design history. The result is a sofa that is mysterious yet humorous, soft yet dense, and conceptual yet practical.
Designer: Mac Funamizu
The Looking Glass Concept predicts a future where a single mobile device for place visualisation can offer a touch screen, a built-in camera, a scanner, WiFi connectivity, access to Google Maps (and hopefully Google Earth), Google searching, and image searching.
Designer: Ghassan Baghdadi, Tomohiko Hirata
Giraf has been designed to have the appeal of a toy but the functionality of a high-quality stroller. And thanks to a reduction of its number of components, its price is low enough for all to enjoy.
About red dot design award
red dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Our international design competition, the “red dot design award”, is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts.
The accolade of the red dot design award, the “red dot”, is an internationally recognised quality label for excellent design. We offer its winners varied presentation opportunities; this includes the glamorous awards presentations, internationally distributed red dot design yearbooks, which are published by red dot’s in-house publishing company, red dot edition, exhibitions in the red dot design museums in Germany and Singapore, touring exhibitions around the world, the presentation on www.red-dot.de, and much more.
However, red dot represents more than just a design competition: as design promoters we spread the idea of design internationally; we highlight the importance of design for business and society, and as trend experts present the latest developments in design. The red dot institute filters the results of the red dot design award according to different criteria and on application calculates the design value of companies that have received the red dot. It creates job-related industry analyses and rankings, and develops studies for long-term design developments.
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