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 Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Establishing Chinese design prowess

Every year, the “red dot award: communication design” receives submissions that come from all parts of the world. The works often carry a touch of the designer’s cultural background embedded into the design, presenting a large collection of very diverse works created for specific markets. More

Thursday, 3 May 2012

“Editorial & Corporate Publishing” – Communication with added value

Awarded with the “red dot: junior award 2011”, the creative achievement “Closing Down – All Stock Reduced. The Role of Design in the Globalization of Nothing“ convinced the international communication design experts of the red dot jury. The student work is based on the theory of the sociologist and consume researcher George Ritzer, who did not only coined the term of “The McDonaldization of Society“, but also the sociological term of “Nothing”. The focus of the work is on advertising worlds and shows, for example, signage systems and shop front signs that can be found in European metropolises. The monochrome and consequent design of the work underlines the concerns regarding the content and impresses with extensive picture galleries as well as interviews with experts in the fields of architecture and visual communication. Those who want to shine on the international stage, should face the judgement of the renowned jurors in the “red dot award: communication design 2012”! More

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

HIGH END 2012: Trend show for hi-fi enthusiasts

HIGH END is the leading trade fair for high-priced outstanding hi-fi equipment. From 3 May to 6 May, audiophile and technophile people get the chance, to cast a glance at upcoming highlights and trends from the most renowned consumer electronics brands in the industry. More than 350 exhibitors from 33 countries present their new products – among them many world premieres – in the M,O,C, Munich, Germany. More

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Chris Lee

You are from Singapore. What is specific about Asian communication design? What are the differences to European design?
Unfortunately, I think many Asian projects are still very commercial. They focus on money and commerce. In Europe, there is another sense of culture, another type of industry. This is reflected in the European galleries or exhibitions. More

Monday, 30 April 2012

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec about the power of creativity

The “5vor7” dinner speech series, organised by the Rochus Mummert Group, established itself as an unconventional and inspiring meeting point for critical debates far beyond regular lectures. At these events, creative personalities from the field of culture and economics reflect on crucial elements of successful leadership. On Thursday, 3 May 2012 the series proceeds with speeches by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, and Berlin’s conductor Prof. Gernot Schulz at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich, Germany. More

Monday, 30 April 2012

Design ahead of its time: ZTE Corporation and Emami Design reach top positions in the red dot design ranking for design concepts

The red dot institute releases for the first time the red dot design ranking for design concepts: Compiling the most recent five years of “red dot award: design concept” achievements, this is an index of the top 15 ranked companies, design studios and universities by region, and is the most current index of an organisation’s design prowess. More

Monday, 30 April 2012

“Illustrations”: Creativity in a variety of themes

How does a quilt have to be designed, to win a red dot in the category “Illustrations”? Katrin Rodegast from Berlin knew the answer to this question and won over the jury of the “red dot award: communication design” with her work. She showcased a stunning, contemporary quilt, which incorporated both the art of the traditional quilt and modern computer technology. Motifs from 270 images are harmonically arranged and document current socially relevant topics, such as consumption, equality, environment, war or politics. “Generic” illustrations such as flowers or animals were assimilated by Katrin Rodegast to meet the current zeitgeist, integrating them to fit the overall concept perfectly. High-quality illustrations, both digital and analogue, which are shaped by a variety of themes, can score well with the international expert jury of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”. More

Friday, 27 April 2012

“Interface Design”: Quick, intuitive handling and a detailed, unique look.

Outstanding interface design concepts focus on conveying information in a clear manner. Aesthetically pleasing and informative, the "BMW Magazine iPad app" offers numerous photo sets, exciting videos and sound files which are directly embedded into the layout. And what about the fun factor? Well, the fun does not miss out! The app was developed in cooperation with the editorial and design agency “ringzwei”. Last year, it was honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Follow the agency’s footsteps and don’t hesitate to convince in the “red dot award: communication design”. Submit your excellent examples of “Interface Design” now! More

Thursday, 26 April 2012

“Chair clouds” – the perfect “Event Design”.

The main theme of designing an exhibtion stand, is to create a world in which a piece of furniture becomes an active protagonist of a scene that reminds of an art installation. This approach is the starting point of the "Brunner Trade Fair Stand Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011": Several chairs hover over the heads of the audience. The room itself is completely covered with styrofoam. The design of the “Ippolito Fleitz Group - Identity Architects” not only did score points at the Milan Furniture Week, but also before last year’s red dot jury. In the category “Event Design", the judges of the “red dot award: communication design 2012” are already looking forward to exceptional designs that are more than pretty decoration. More

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

red dot award: design concept – Friday’s the final day!

Designers from all over the world should make haste to submit their most outstanding design ideas to the largest annual congregation of design concepts! The standard submission for the “red dot award: design concept” will end this Friday, 27 April 2012, at 11:59 pm UTC +8. Opportunities are plenty for the designers of the winning works to gain international recognition. It’s time to hurry up and get the best ideas submitted now! More