Communication designers from around the world are creative like never before – and those interested in design can see this for themselves in Switzerland this spring. With the exhibition “Quality has a form. red dot presents: Excellent communication design in Basel” red dot presents in the exhibition area of the Basel School of Design from 13 April to 9 May 2010, the best communication design works that have won awards in the “red dot award: communication design 2009”. The festive vernissage will take place on 12 April 2010.
For a long time Basel has been regarded as one of the European centres of excellent graphic design. Famous designers, among them Niklaus Stöcklin, Burkhard Mangold, Herbert Leupin, Donald Brun, Armin Hofmann, and Emil Ruder, have had a formative influence on the history of communication design and the city’s reputation abroad over decades. The exhibition presenting the winners of the “red dot award: communication design 2009” continues this tradition and aims to ensure that the awareness of the global significance of creative work remains high in future.
12. April 2010
Categories: Awards, Events
Tags: Armin Hofmann, Basel, Basel School of Design, Beijing, Burkhard Mangold, communication design, Donald Brun, Dubai, Emil Ruder, exhibition, Herbert Leupin, Moscow, Niklaus Stöcklin, red dot, red dot award: communication design, Seoul, Singapore, Switzerland, Sydney, Tokyo
Walter Knoll (exhibitor at imm cologne 2010, 19.-24.01.2010), one of Germany’s oldest manufacturers of upholstered furniture, cultivates a close partnership with designers and architects – an approach that is key to the company’s success. “New products evolve out of thorough communication, immersing yourself in processes and clarifying ideas. We seek out gaps together, looking for the right opening for something that has never been done before,” says CEO Markus Benz.
Benz, head of the Herrenberg-based company since 1993, sets great store by communication. It is a recurring theme that is also reflected in the company’s products. Take the Ameo lounge chairs by Austrian design team EOOS, for instance: they are ideal for relaxing with friends and putting the world to rights. The island-like swivel chairs can be turned to face one another for a conversation or away from the crowd for a moment of reflection, open to new perspectives. Or Living Landscape – another EOOS design. The sides and back turn with the seat and change their position.
29. October 2009
Categories: Business, Exhibitors, top designers
Tags: Ameo, architects, Ben van Berkel, brand strategy, branding, channelling, Commercial Bank, communication, designers, Dornier DO X, Dubai, durability, ecology, EOOS, fine piping, furniture, Germany’s oldest upholstered furniture brand, hand-sewn seams, Hearst Tower, innovation leader, intelligent design, intense colours, international designers, international top design, Kengo Kuma, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Living Landscape, long-term collaboration, long-term success, Markus Benz, MYchair, natural resources, new solutions, Norman Foster, parallel stitching, prestigious, quality, Red Dot Design Award, Reichstag, Rolf Benz, Saudi Arabia, sculpture in space, secret of success, solidity, stability, Tate Gallery, top designers, top-quality workmanship, UNStudio, upholstered furniture, upholstery, Vostra, Walter Knoll, Weissenhof Estate