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Winner of a Red Dot Product Award in 2015, the FireGlobe fire bowl from Danish
company Eva Solo, is a minimalist fire bowl that will be available early in 2016. Ideal
for patios and loggias, the bowl is slightly tilted, with a grid on the floor of the bowl
that allows oxygen to get to the fire. The shape of a hemisphere, the bowl is designed
to protect flames from the wind and deliver warmth. Made of stainless steel the bowl
has built in handles for moving and storing.  


by Georgina Callan

Product Designers not only create new ideas and products but strive to seek improvements for existing
product ideas and concepts, something that we often do not recognize until we have need of a
product, an object, and the necessity to evaluate one product against another, for use, for
functionality and style becomes apparent.

For product designers the Red Dot Award: Product Design is a coveted prize that is awarded annually
by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, in Essen, Germany. Although Red Dot Awards have been
available since 1955, since 2000 the prize for product design has been known as Design Innovationen.
This particular competition is open to product designers of furniture, home appliances, cars, tools and
machines. In 2014 over 15,000 submissions were received from 70 countries.

The jury each year comprises of approximately 40 specialists in their fields who review the products
submitted. Thousands of products are submitted, from inflight tableware, kitchen appliances, faucets,
irons, boilers, flooring, acoustic panels, bathtubs, fitness products, cutlery, furniture, and workstations.

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You will find many more products and innovative design ideas at the Red Dot online
museum store, improved and updated items that are recognizable and familiar,
while others inspire acquisition.