The Everdure by Heston Blumenthal HUB Charcoal barbeque has been awarded the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017
After assessing thousands of products from all over the world, the HUB barbeque was awarded the highest distinction in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. The jury agreed that Everdure by Heston Blumenthal and Design + Industry have created an extraordinary, innovative design and that the HUB barbeque is one of the best products of 2017.
The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for groundbreaking design and is the top prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. This prize is reserved for the best products in a category.
Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, said: “The jury awards the Red Dot: Best of the Best for outstanding design. Only design visionaries can achieve the perfect harmony between the quality of the function, seductiveness, use and responsibility. The award finds groundbreaking designs like these and makes them visible to the whole world.”
The significance of the international design competition, Red Dot Award: Product Design, with its headquarter in Essen, Germany is well established internationally. It was already more than 60 years ago that a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Since then, an expert team has been awarding the seal of quality for good design and innovation to the outstanding designs of the year.
Manufacturers and designers around the globe were invited to enter their products in the 2017 competition. The jury of around 40 independent designers, design professors and specialist journalists tested, discussed and assessed each individual product, awarding the Honourable Mention for a well-conceived detail solution, the Red Dot for high design quality and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for groundbreaking design. In total, the competition received more than 5,500 entries from 54 countries this year.
Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates receive their trophies in front of around 1,200 guests during the Red Dot Gala award ceremony in Essen, Germany on 3 July 2017.
About the Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.