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, 16 October 2006

Juror Portrait Asta Baumöller

Asta Baumöller is a member of this year’s expert jury of the red dot award: communication design. The manager of VIVA Switzerland was born in 1966 in Kiel and finished her studies in 1995 to become a graduate designer. Asta Baumöller has broad experience as designer at various TV stations such as RTL, VIVA, VIVA ZWEI and VIVAplus. Since 2002 she has been sole manager and member of the board of directors at VIVA Switzerland in Zurich. More »


Monday, 16 October 2006

Juror Portrait Asta Baumöller

Asta Baumöller is a member of this year’s expert jury of the red dot award: communication design. red dot spoke with the designer – meanwhile promoted to manager of VIVA Switzerland – about contemporary communication design, about current projects and the challenges as a member of the red dot jury. More »


Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Results of the red dot award: design concept 2006

The final decisions for the red dot award: design concept 2006 have been made. Designers from 40 countries took up the challenge to face judgment from an international jury of experts. A total of 478 submissions were received this year, which the jury noted were of higher quality over last year’s entries, and then pored over each detail before making their final selections. The result is 72 winners in total; 60 have been awarded the “red dot”, and 12 have been conferred the “red dot: best of the best”. More »


Wednesday, 11 October 2006

Nominated for the red dot: grand prix - Deutschlandrock

Designer Stefan Landrock, co-founder of the design and software company "Deutschlandrock", was awarded the red dot best of the best in this year’s red dot award: communication design. Therefore he is also nominated for the red dot: grand prix, an honorary distinction, which can be awarded to a particularly outstanding work in each category. More »


Monday, 9 October 2006

red dot winner launches special series ‘pipetus®-red dot’

For more than 40 years the company name Hirschmann Laborgeräte has stood for high-quality laboratory devices and today they also increasingly focus on product design. For its pipette series ‘pipetus’ Hirschmann Laborgeräte received the red dot award: product design 2005. Because of this Hirschmann Laborgeräte are now launching a limited special series ‘pipetus®-red dot’. More »


Tuesday, 26 September 2006

red dot in Brno

After the successful presentation of the special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2006” in the Prague Mozart Museum the touring exhibition is now visiting the Czech town of Brno. The Czech Design Center Brno presents the special exhibition from 26 September to 22 October 2006. The festive vernissage of the special exhibition took place on 25 September 2006. More »


Monday, 25 September 2006

Áron Losonczi on creating new materials for architecture

Light walls – fascinating material As a material, concrete – a mixture of several components – has excited the fantasy of architects all over the world. With LiTraCon™ – Light-Transmitting Concrete Áron Losonczi created an innovative building material with translucent characteristics – a mixture of optical glass fibre and fine concrete. Here he reveals his thoughts on creating new materials for architecture. More »


Monday, 25 September 2006

The Decathlon Design Commitment to create appropriate durable solutions

Maxims and traditions. The demands on the design of the Initech Geologic bow by Etienne Redouin and Nicolas Hamoignon were manifold. The bow had to be affordable, had to differ from others in terms of form and material and meet the functional requirements of a beginner. More »


Monday, 25 September 2006

The Topeak design team on expanding freedom

Pure nature – the aesthetics of functionality. Cycling is one of the most natural forms of mobility ever devised. To enjoy the countryside touring by bicycle and to camp wherever one wishes is the ultimate expression of pure freedom for many cycling enthusiasts. And since carrying space is at a premium, the Topeak Bikamper tent has been designed with an interesting and innovative functionality, providing solutions to several needs at once. The bicycle itself serves as the main structural element for pitching the tent. Find out here what the Topeak design team thinks about freedom. More »


Monday, 25 September 2006

A night of design

red dot award: product design – award ceremony 2005 More than 1,200 international guests from the fields of politics, industry and culture celebrated the award winners of this year’s red dot award: product design in Essen on 4 July 2005. More »