15 organisations and institutions have emerged top for their continuous achievements in design excellence this year. Released by the Red Dot Institute, Red Dot Design Ranking 2017 for Design Concept consists four distinct honorary lists for Companies, Design Studios, Universities in Asia Pacific and Universities in Americas and Europe. For their constant pursuance of design excellence, the ranking is based on a cumulative weighted formula based on their achievements over the past five years.
This year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept received 4,724 entries from 58 countries. 20 international design experts from the Red Dot jury panel selected 345 design concepts to be honoured. Since its inception in 2005, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept has grown to be the largest and most recognised professional design competition for design concept and prototypes worldwide.
Emerging top in rankings for 2017 are LOTTE Group (South Korea) in the list for Companies, Massey University (New Zealand) in the category for Universities in the Asia Pacific while Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden) maintained its #1 position for Universities in Americas and Europe. Emami Design (Germany) maintained its position at the top for the seventh consecutive year in the list for Design Studios.
Other notable successes include Savannah College of Art and Design (United States) making its way to #2 spot from its previous fourth placing as well as Panasonic Corporation (Japan) being ranked for the first time in the list for Companies. Other newly ranked institutions include The University of Montreal (Canada), Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (United Kingdom) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States).
Winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 were announced and presented during the awarding ceremony in Singapore, in the newly opened Red Dot Design Museum overlooking the waterfront at the Marina Bay. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017, the winners’ exhibition at the museum as well as the online exhibition on the Red Dot Award: Design Concept website were also revealed upon the announcement of the highest accolade for the award, the Red Dot: Luminary.