Related Projects: Belgrade Design Week Festival 2011

Design is illogical. Precisely that is its essential quality.

Red Dot Award is one of the world’s most recognized design prizes, awarded by the Design Centre in Essen (Germany), and Red Dot acts as a promoter and supporter of the design industry.

The Red Dot award for product design was established back in 1954 while the award for communication design was introduced in 1993, and the youngest but equally attractive award is the one for concept design, established in 2005. Essen Design Zentrum’s executive chairman, Vito Orazem, was one of our much anticipated lecturers 2011. Vito  Orazem studied media science, art theory, literature and is highly experienced in design promotion. Prior to his coming to Belgrade, he presented the ADMIRE project (Award for Design Management Innovating and Reinforcing Enterprises) at the Slovenian 23rd Biennale of Industrial Design. Vito  Orazem came to Belgrade to present the history and the concept of Red Dot to a curious BDW audience.

It was great that the speakers and the attendees were actually to share ideas and express their views as opposed to solely exhibition purposed fairs. It was very impressive, how successful and innovative individuals from various disciplines spoke about their worlds and how the audience interactively took part. To have attended and to have experienced this interaction at Belgrade Design Week made me very pleased. I would like to extend my congratulations to the BDW organizers due to this successful event.