Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places.

“Juxtapositions”

New exhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new exhibition: “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.


Today is Young Professionals Application Day – 50 registration places for upcoming designers

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Only today, on 7 December 2016, the Young Professionals Application Day takes place. For 24 hours, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places. The Red Dot Award: Product Design thus gives an opportunity to those starting out on their career to prove their abilities and be compared directly against established designers and major brands from the industry.


Successful charity auction at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen: 9,472 euro for Friedensdorf International Oberhausen (Peace Village International)

Monday, 5 December 2016

On Sunday, 4 December 2016, well-shaped objects went under the hammer in the Red Dot Design Museum, because it organised its traditional charity auction. Already since 2011, international design products are sold by auction for the good cause, many of them at a starting price of 1 euro. More than 130 guests from the region participated in the auction which was booked out already one week prior to the event.


Outstanding design and its makers: The chair “kayak”

Friday, 2 December 2016

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category, among them the chair “kayak”. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this chair, and talked to the designer Patrick Norguet.


“Juxtapositions”: new exhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new exhibition: “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.


Successful exhibition opening: “Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Friday, 25 November 2016

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017. Drafts from various fields of life are on show – from furniture to telecommunication to posters.