The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The highest award in the Communication Design competition is the “Red Dot: Grand Prix” for the best work in a category. The “Red Dot: Junior Prize”, which includes prize money of 10,000 euros, will be awarded to the best student work.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Awarded designers on design quality

In this years’ product competition, 81 products out of 4,928 submissions were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best". Red Dot talked to the people behind the winning products. Selected statements on their understanding of design quality are available here. More

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Highly efficient and emotional: LED technology in the lighting sector

During the International Year of Light, technologies are focused which reduce the global emissions of greenhouse gases: for example, through the use of light-emitting diodes - LEDs. How different LEDs are already used in current designs, is shown by selected lights in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. More

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Characterful brands are based on outstanding product design

Strong brands are distinguished by their outstanding character. This unique identity is caused by the perfect interaction between company and product. Thereby, a designer has a key position. More

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Robert Sachon: “We take rational values and make them tangible at an emotional level”

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to: “Robert Sachon & Bosch Home Appliances Design Team”. Red Dot talked to the Global Design Director Robert Sachon about the brand Bosch and his role as a designer. Excerpts from the interview are available here. More

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Red Dot Gala 2015: Design event of the year brought together world’s best designers and manufacturers in Essen

On 29 June, the global design scene came together in Essen to celebrate the best products of the year. The glamorous Red Dot Gala in the Aalto-Theater marked the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. More

Monday, 29 June 2015

Four exhibitions in the anniversary year: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents history and present

With four exhibitions at the same time, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen celebrates its 60th anniversary in this summer. In 1955, the first “Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products” was opened at Villa Hügel. Today- six centuries later - the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the largest exhibition of contemporary design in the former boiler house of Zollverein coal mine. More

Friday, 26 June 2015

Price? Performance! From the art of appealing - a Florentine summit talk

On the occasion of the Red Dot Gala on 29 June, Škoda Chief Designer Jozef Kabaň and Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, have met for an intensive exchange of function and action of automotive design. The conversation took place at the design campus of the Università degli Studi di Firenze. More

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Under the sign of good design: Red Dot Gala 2015

Only a few days are left until the festive closure of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. On 29 June, personalities from design, economy and politics will honour the best designers of the year. More

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Festive opening of the anniversary exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”

From 29 June, 60 years of design in Essen will come to life in Hall 5 at Zollverein World Heritage Site. The exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” is dedicated to the rich history of the Design Zentrum NRW. More

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Designs inspired by nature

For thousands of years, bamboo has been forming an important livelihood in Asia. As a commodity, the grass is used as food or is the basis for the production of textiles. In addition, bamboo is utilised as a building material for furniture and house construction. The special features of bamboo - stability, lightweight and sustainability - has made the material interesting for numerous current product designs. More