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


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 »


Friday, 26 October 2007

Professor Dr. Peter Zec is New Member of the Seoul International Business Advisory Council

Professor Dr. Zec, senator of the international umbrella organisation of industrial designers (Icsid) and initiator of the red dot design award, is a new member of the “Seoul International Business Advisory Council” (SIBAC). As the only representative of the creative industry, the design and economy expert has been personally appointed to the advisory board by the mayor of the City of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon, in order to assist it as exclusive consultant for design and culture. More »


Thursday, 25 October 2007

Interview with the red dot: best of the best winners Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher and Franz Reimer

For one day the exhibition „NEU06“ transformed one of the most important shopping zones of Düsseldorf into a walkable museum for communication design. red dot online interviewed Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher and Franz Reimer, four representatives of the NEU06 team, about their work, their award and their plans for the future. More »


Monday, 22 October 2007

Interview with Prof Dr Zec

Looking back on eight years of dedicated work on the Icsid executive board, including the two years as president, Zec drew positive conclusions: “It was both a very work-intensive and interesting time filled with many challenges." In an interview with red dot online Zec talked about his term as Icsid president and his future plans. More »