MB&F is well known for its amazing craftsmanship, combining unique design and materials, creating mind-blowing timepieces. And now not only watch enthusiast get to share this amazing story MB&F tells throughout all of their designs, but also fellow watchmakers and professionals from the watch industry give them the credits they well deserve. Red Dot: Best of the Best
The MB&F HM6 Space Pirate won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. With its timepiece, MB&F proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. From 4,928 participants, MB&F’s HM6 Space Pirate stood out and was awarded the Red Dot: Best of the Best for top quality and innovative design. In 2015, only 1.6 % of all entries in the competition won this sought-after award. This means that MB&F is one of the forerunners in international design.
The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for innovative design and is the highest individual award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Only the outstanding products in a category receive this award – in 2015, only 81 products from 31 categories were given the sought-after seal of quality.
Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award: “For 60 years, the most-respected design experts have been convening every year in Essen to seek out the best designs. This year we had a record number of almost 5,000 entries – a huge amount of work for our jury members, who assessed each individual product, and a special value of the distinction due to the high standard. The laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have demonstrated exceptionally high achievements and have thus been deservedly successful in the world’s largest design competition.”
The internationally respected product competition will culminate in the Red Dot Gala in Essen on 29 June 2015. During the glamorous award ceremony, the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners accept their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in front of around 1,200 guests. At the subsequent Designers’ Night after-show party, the winners celebrate into the early hours in the midst of award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The winning products are then presented for four weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in the museum’s permanent exhibition.
Red Dot Design Museum Essen
With roughly 2,000 exhibits over 4,000 square metres, the Red Dot Design Museum presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. The successful entries in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will be shown from 29 June to 26 July 2015 in an impressive special exhibition in the midst of the historical industrial architecture of the Zollverein World Heritage site. In “Design on Stage”, visitors will experience the current top achievements up close and personal, because this hands-on exhibition expressly encourages visitors to touch and try out the exhibits. In this way, fans of design can find out about the trends in international product design and see for themselves the excellent quality of the HM6 Space Pirate from MB&F.