On Monday 9 July, the best designers and manufacturers were honored at the Red Dot Gala. And Barco was among them, as our Barco UniSee video wall was one of the 1.1% of entries to receive a Red Dot: Best of the Best award, the highest accolade in the competition. During the glamorous Red Dot Gala, taking place at Essen’s Opera House, the laureates accepted their trophies on stage – followed by a night of dancing and celebrating!
The supreme design accolade
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is one of the most important design accolades in the world. Participants from 59 countries entered a staggering number of more than 6,300 innovative designs in this year’s competition. A panel, consisting of 39 expert members, selected the winners. Barco UniSee was honored with the highest Red Dot: Best of the Best award, which our design team received at the Red Dot Gala in Essen’s Opera House (Germany).
Discover Barco UniSee at the Red Dot Design Museum
The gala evening was not the end of the Red Dot adventure for Barco UniSee, but rather the beginning. From 10 July onwards, the Red Dot Design Museum on the grounds of the Zollverein World Heritage Site in Essen, presents two special exhibitions, showcasing award-winning design highlights from all areas of life. Until 5 August, visitors can discover the best products of the year in 'Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018' exhibition. On show are objects from various fields of everyday life, which received a distinction for their design excellence in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.
On five floors and approximately 4,000 m², the exhibit invites visitors to discover current aesthetic and economic developments in product design. The best designs, which were granted the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best, are exhibited in a separate area, in the White Hall and White Box on the ground floor of the former boiler house. There, you can find Barco UniSee and the 68 other outstanding products of the year.
You can find more information on the exhibition here.