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, 30 April 2007

A look back to the future – 10 years of the Design Centre Nordrhein Westphalia at Zollverein in Essen (1997–2007)

When the boiler house, carefully restored by the British architect Lord Norman Foster, opened its doors on 1 May 1997, only a few people suspected that, with the relocation of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a new form of design centre should become the flagship of the Zollverein area and a powerful driving force on the international design scene. More »


Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Interview with Universal Home scholarship winner Annemarie Mayo

The scholarship winner Annemarie Mayo comes from Malta and studied architecture and civil engineering at the University of Malta. The 23-year-old has already worked with architects in Malta, Poland and Northern Ireland. She will live in Essen for one year, researching the Universal Home of the future. In the interview Annemarie Mayo speaks about her research, her ideas and her visions about future living. More »


Monday, 23 April 2007

red dot award: communication design 2007

On the lookout for the best works from advertising and communication design The red dot award: communication design is starting a new round. Designers, advertising agencies, and firms producing communication design pieces from around the world are invited starting now to submit their work to the competition and to expose their talents to international comparison. More »


Thursday, 19 April 2007

The future will come faster than we think…

On the search for the products of tomorrow – the red dot award: design concept 2007 red dot is again searching for innovative and above all well-designed product concepts. For the third time companies, designers, innovators and design students are invited to submit their design concepts to the red dot award: design concept. More »


Thursday, 19 April 2007

Bathroom design trends 2007

The meaning of the bathroom has recently undergone a radical transformation: Known previously as a purely functional room, it has now seen a real shift in value to that of a living area and place of sanctuary. The technical and functional aspects of the bathroom are now being extended by emotional factors. The design factor is therefore of vital importance, as both functional aspects, and the presence of a calming emotional atmosphere need to co-exist. More »


Thursday, 22 March 2007

Interior Design Trends 2007

The market for the interior design sector is saturated to the greatest possible extent. In order to achieve additional market share despite this, the sector is expanding its identity through the opening up of new areas of application. Design always plays an increasingly important role in this. More »


Wednesday, 21 March 2007

10 years of “designafairs” means lots of reasons to celebrate

The Munich design agency designafairs GmbH is celebrating its tenth birthday this year as well as the move of the agency and the associated “color&material labs“. More »


Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Excellence exposed: The best design products 2007

Results of the red dot award: product design 2007 The winners of the red dot award, one of the largest and most renowned international design competitions, have been chosen. From the absolute record number of 2,548 submitted products,  which had been sent to Essen for assessment by the experts, a total of 43 top products have received the ‘red dot: best of the best’ for their outstanding and innovative design. More »


Tuesday, 13 March 2007

Rapid Prototyping Exhibition – “DreamMakers”

Worldwide unique exhibition on Rapid Prototyping Until 30th June 2007, the Palevsky Design Pavilion of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem is home to the exhibition entitled “DreamMakers – Design meets Technology”. For the first time ever, the varied innovation possibilities of rapid prototyping technology will be presented to a wider public within the framework of an exhibition. More »


Wednesday, 7 March 2007

red dot academy Moscow: “International success through design”

On 2 and 3 March 2007 for the first time an event of the red dot academy series entitled “International success through design” took place in Moscow. At the 7th International Furniture Interior Design Exhibition (FIDExpo), renowned experts introduced their audience to the topic of value creation and international success through design in presentations and discussions. More »