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 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


Monday, 23 February 2009

Design as a way out of the crisis – the industry braces itself

Our economy is unwell; in fact extremely unwell as we can tell from the insolvency proceedings of numerous traditional businesses which are currently dominating the newspaper headlines. But is there a long-term way out of the crisis at all? Professor Dr. Peter Zec has observed that companies are increasingly investing in design to strengthen their market positions. More

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Introducing new design concept categories

As the campaign to find the best design concepts of the year begins, here is an introduction of the changes made to the categories of concepts for the award in 2009. Refined and reworked, the new categories have been created to better accommodate the diverse variety of entries received. More

Monday, 9 February 2009

Kia product presentation in the red dot design museum

The harmonious combination of fascinating industrial architecture and award-winning contemporary product design: from 2-9 February 2009 the red dot design museum once again served as the stage for an extraordinary event of a renowned company. The Korean car manufacturer Kia staged the presentation of its latest model, the “Kia Soul”, in the inspiring setting of the boiler house of the “Zeche Zollverein” colliery. More

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

BMW appoints new chief designer

Christopher E. Bangle, the BMW Group’s Head of Design, has worked closely with Adrian van Hooydonk in BMW Group design development for nearly17 years. Now he is handing over his post to van Hooydonk, who is currently Head of BMW Automobile Design. Bangle’s plan to pursue his own design-related endeavours beyond the auto industry marks the start of a new phase in his life while maintaining strong ties with the BMW Group. More

Monday, 26 January 2009

red dot exhibition opening in Vienna

Approximately 300 guests from the communication design industry got together on 22 January 2009 at the opening of the two special exhibitions “red dot presents: communication design at its best” and “Strichpunkt presents High Voltage Design” in the designforum of the Vienna Museum Quarter. More

Thursday, 22 January 2009

red dot reception at the imm cologne

On 20 January 2009 the red dot reception took place as part of the red dot exhibition “red dot living” at the imm cologne. The red dot reception, which was officially opened by the managing director of Koelnmesse, Gerald Böse, was already well received by the international design industry before the trade fair. More

Monday, 19 January 2009

Obituary: Shigeo Fukuda deceased

The design world is mourning the loss of Shigeo Fukuda. On Sunday, 11 January 2009, the graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda passed away suddenly at the age of 76. Shigeo Fukuda was one of the most prolific illusion artists in the world and served as one of the international experts in the jury for the red dot award: communication design 2005. More

Monday, 19 January 2009

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2009!

The world economic situation has changed and it is crucial to react to the challenges of the new year. Right now it is therefore all the more important for companies and designers to take on a pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas. With its 11,000 entries from 61 different nations, the red dot design award is a barometer of the general mood and we are overwhelmed as to how active companies are with regards to design also in 2009 and how many entries we have seen already. More

Friday, 16 January 2009

red dot award: design concept 2009 – register now!

Once again, the call for submissions for the red dot award: design concept 2009 is open. The search for the best design talents, companies and institutions begins and the who’s who in the world of design for 2009 will be revealed. Compete and claim your place in this prestigious list. Early registration discounts start from 15 Jan till 15 Apr 2009. More

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

“red dot living” – red dot presents award-winning design at the imm cologne trade fair

The industrialised countries in a financial crisis, a worldwide economic slump, and gloomy forecasts for the stock markets in 2009 – the world economy is bracing itself for the crisis. The economic problems will not leave the furniture industry unaffected. This makes it all the more important to take on a kind of pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas: this year, red dot for the first time presents award-winning design at the imm cologne. More