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 $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


Design Award news

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Seat Opens New Design Center

Early in November the new SEAT Design Centre opened in Martorell near Barcelona. More than 130 invited guests, all of them renowned international designers and design and communication experts, attended the official dedication ceremony. The Catalan district president José Montilla was also participating in the opening. Professor Dr. Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), was among the invited guests as well. More »


Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2008

Designers and companies from all over the world are once again invited to register their products for the red dot design award, one of the leading and largest international design competitions. The coveted trophy is the red dot, the seal for design quality. The registration period ends on 18 January 2008. More »


Friday, 23 November 2007

German enterprises impress jury with successful design management

On 22 November, 18 companies in six categories received an award for their successful design management in the red dot design museum – among them five German companies: Loewe, Festo, BoschSiemens Hausgeräte and Walter Knoll as well as the drinks manufacturer Bionade in the Newcomers category. Duravit, Zapp and Lamy received an honourable mention. In total almost 240 companies, institutions and organisations from 21 European countries had followed the DME Award’s (Design Management Europe Award) call for entries. More »



Monday, 12 November 2007

More than 200 companies and institutions from all over Europe apply for design management prize

Awards presentation on 22 November 2007 in Essen Almost 240 companies, institutions and organisations from 21 European countries followed the call for entries from the first Design Management Europe Award and applied for an award for outstanding design management. The prize-winners will be announced on 22 November 2007 at the festive award ceremony in the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany. More »


Monday, 12 November 2007

red dot on tour at the World Best Design Exchange in Seoul 2007

At the Design Korea 2007 event in the COEX Atlantic Hall in Seoul a special exhibition of selected award-winning works of this year’s red dot award: product design will be presented from 29 November to 6 December 2007. More »


Thursday, 8 November 2007

Interview

As Dean of the Art Center College of Design, USA and Icsid Board Member, Mark Breitenberg is in a position to visit design schools all over the world. Based on this experience his contribution as contributing writer to the latest red dot edition of “Hall of Fame”, is about the challenges and opportunities of design development in the 21st century. Mark Breitenberg made himself available for a red dot online interview. More »


Monday, 5 November 2007

Icsid appoints new Executive Board

Professor Carlos Hinrichsen is inducted as President Montreal, November 5, 2007 – The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the results of the elections held on October 22 during its 25th General Assembly for the appointment of the organisation’s executive board for the 2007-2009 term. The international governing board, consisting of eleven prominent design authorities will be lead by Prof. Carlos Hinrichsen as the new president. More »


Saturday, 3 November 2007

Design and economics expert Prof. Dr. Zec is main speaker at Design & Technology Innovation Festival in China

For the first Design & Technology Innovation Festival on October 31 and November 1 2007, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Icsid senator and initiator of the red dot design award, travelled to China to hold a talk as design and economics expert. More »


Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Seoul Designated World Design Capital 2010

The World Design Capital 2010 has been determined. Triumphing over strong competitors such as Dubai, Singapore, and Toronto, the South Korean metropolis Seoul laid claim to the 2010 title of the biannual competition. The official announcement was made at the 15th Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) congress, held from October 17 to 20, 2007 in San Francisco. More »