Blackmagic Design has become the first Australian company to be selected as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year, an honour widely acknowledged as the most prestigious design award in the world.
The annual award recognises design teams whose work is consistently characterised by innovative achievements. No designer or company can actually apply for this esteemed honour, so the award sees Blackmagic Design join the exclusive company of previous winners including Apple, Bose, BMW, Braun, Porsche, Sony, Adidas and Bosch.
In addition to the design team award, four Blackmagic Design products were recognised in the Red Dot: Product Design 2016 competition. Blackmagic Design’s URSA Mini was awarded a ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best award, while its Micro Camera, URSA Electronic Viewfinder and Video Assist products were awarded the ‘Red Dot: Product Design 2016’ award. Many of this year’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters have been made possible using these award-winning products, along with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve, including The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7 and The Dressmaker.
“We are honoured to accept the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year Award for 2016,” said Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty.
“We have a proud history of innovation and this award is confirmation of our resolve to continuously blow customers’ minds with exceptionally designed, high-quality, exciting products which make the creative process easier for them. The award is testament to the creative work of Simon Kidd and the entire design team and we are delighted that the team has been recognised with such a prestigious global award.”