Pure freedom made in Germany
The MTOsport has for many years embodied the feeling of boundless freedom and incomparable excitement. Perfectly evolved and developed, the German gyroplane manufacturer AutoGyro presents its expertise: The MTOsport 2017 combines technical ingenuity with luxurious features and innovative design; a synergy for a real high flyer.
Evaluation platform for good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a jury comprising roughly 40 members assessed the products individually based on the original. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.
A choice of three different distinctions are awarded: The Red Dot: Best of the Best is reserved for the best products in a category. Only 1 % of entries received this distinction. The Red Dot is the distinction for high design quality, while the Honourable Mention is awarded for a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.
“Winning the Red Dot: Best of the Best is the well-earned recognition for excellent design performance. The awarded products are all characterised by an innovative symbiosis of aesthetics and function. The fact that such a small number of entries received the top distinction is proof of the rigorous nature of the judging criteria applied in the competition. I want to congratulate the laureates very sincerely on their success”, said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.
Celebration to honour the laureates
The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on July, 9th 2018. The Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will receive their well-deserved trophies on stage at Essen’s opera house, the Aalto-Theater, during the award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Red Dot laureates receive their certificates and can all celebrate their success together in the midst of the award-winning products, as the aftershow party is simultaneously the exhibition launch: For a four-week period, the special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” will feature the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
The day of the Red Dot Gala coincides with the publication of the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019, which showcases all of the year’s winning products. In addition, they can be found in the Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date.
AutoGyro developes, produces and sells gyroplanes for the international market. From the fi rst scribble until the test fl ight of the ready-built gyro, these ultralight aircrafts are manufactured nearly completely by the team of highly qualifi ed professionals and engineers in Hildesheim, Germany. With fl ight schools, sales and service partners in more than 40 countries around the globe, AutoGyro serves an uncomparable international network providing both, fun for sport aviators as well as competence and support in aerial missions for offi cial authorities and institutes. Further information is available at www.auto-gyro.com.
About the Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the fi eld of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the fi rst time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information available at www. red-dot.de.