About the Red Dot design award

Throughout the world and across different industries, Red Dot is seen as the award for high design quality. The international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design. 

Mountain Buggy has been awarded for high design quality, for their respective products; Mountain Buggy nano and Mountain Buggy luxury collection.Mountain Buggy nano and Mountain Buggy luxury collection has won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With our innovative nursery products submitted, our company has proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

The international experts discussed and assessed each of the 4,928 entries from 56 countries. But only the designs that won over the jury with their quality and innovative power were given an award. The phil&teds verve, Mountain Buggy nano and Mountain Buggy luxury collection from the phil&teds company succeeded in convincing the jury members, each deservedly winning the sought-after Red Dot seal of quality. 

Evaluation criteria

The submitted products are evaluated according to the highest standards. The adjudication process follows a canon of strict criteria, which is constantly adapted to the latest findings in formal, technical, manufacturing, societal, industrial and ecological requirements. These criteria provide a guiding framework, which is filled in individually by each juror.

     

Degree of innovation

Is the product new in itself or does it supplement an existing product with a new, desirable quality?

Ergonomics

Is the product adapted appropriately to the physical and, if necessary, psychic conditions of the user?

Product periphery

How is the product as part of a system integrated into the system environment? How have packaging and disposal issues been solved?

Functionality

Does the product fulfil all requirements of handling, usability, safety, and maintenance, and does the manual explain its use in a comprehensible way?

Durability

Have the product’s material, formal, and non-material value been designed for a long life-span?

 

Self-explanatory quality

What does the product convey about its purpose and use without knowing the manual? How distinct are product semantics and product graphics?

Formal quality

How logical is the constructive structure and the congruity of the formal composition? How is the form related to the function?

Symbolic and emotional content

What does the product offer the user beyond its immediate practical purpose in terms of sensual quality, possibilities of a playful use or emotional attachment?

Ecological compatibility

Are materials, material costs, manufacturing technology and energy consumption in an appropriate proportion to the product utility? To what extent have disposal problems and recycling issues been considered?