“The Tell Halaf Adventure” wins the “red dot” prize in the world’s largest design competition


The jury was unanimous: the red dot award for communication design goes to Moritz Schneider, exhibition designer at for the magnificent exhibition design of 'The Tell Halaf Adventure' at the Pergamon Museum. This is already the second time 'The Tell Halaf Adventure' has received such an award-the first came from the Art Directors Club.

The red dot design award is the largest design competition in the world. Its history goes all the way back to 1954, when the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (then known as Industrieform) first honoured examples of outstanding design. Since then, the much-coveted 'red dot' has established itself as an internationally recognized seal of quality and is now awarded in a wide variety of disciplines. This year, 15 members of the jury, all of them internationally renowned design experts in their own right, spent days assessing each of the 6468 submissions. They whittled that figure down, with some 608 projects receiving a red dot in the end.

'The Tell Halaf Adventure' is on show until 14 August 2011 at the Pergamon Museum. Due to great demand, in the last week of the exhibition (8.8-13.8.2011) the museum will have extended opening hours and remain open until 10 p.m.