Begun in 2005 and held each year in Singapore, the Red Dot Award in Design Concept is the largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level. This year, the competition received a record-setting 4,724 entries from companies, design studios, research institutions and designers in 58 countries.
Zhan’s winning concept was one of 240 total awards with only 63 designated as Best of the Best.
Administered by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA award is one of the world’s most rigorous competitions honoring exceptional product designs. Entries this year were submitted by hundreds of designers from 54 countries on six continents.
According to IDSA Board of Directors Chair Emeritus John Barratt, “We had representation from all over the world. The level of competition is extreme. It’s an incredible achievement to win.”