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

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

red dot award: design concept 2007 – the race is heating up!

It is getting exciting in the red dot award: design concept 2007. Until 25 June 2007, companies, designers, innovators, and design students can register for the competition. By now, the quality level of the submitted concepts is already very high. Meet the challenge of this international competition and use the opportunity to become one of the winners! More


Monday, 14 May 2007

Flashback: red dot award: red dot award: design concept 2005

Latest development of the Syringe-button For their design concept “syringe-button” the Russian designers Volodymyr Makarov and Vladislav Kropatchev received a red dot in the first red dot award: design concept ever and their concept has been successfully promoted all over Russia ever since. More


Saturday, 12 May 2007

red dot exhibition at the interzum 2007 in Cologne

red dot presented its „red dot selection“ exhibition at the interzum cologne 2007 (9th-12th May): an exclusive selection of the products that have received the red dot design award. The Cologne interzum is the biggest furniture suppliers fair worldwide, and represents a real source of inspiration for the design of the living areas of tomorrow. This therefore represents an ideal opportunity to show the products which were awarded the red dot for their innovation and outstanding design quality. More


Friday, 11 May 2007

Design Management Europe Award to start its first round

Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen is creating new momentum for corporate management throughout Europe: Already renowned for its red dot design award, the design association is now instituting the “Design Management Europe Award” (DME Award) for the evaluation and appraisal of design management within corporate management. More


Friday, 11 May 2007

red dot goes to Dubai – red dot strengthens its profile in the Arab world

The red dot design award is presented at a special exhibition in the „red dot on tour“ range in the Arab world for the very first time. The venue is the Madinat Jumeirah hotel in Dubai, which will host the first International Design Forum (IDF) from 27th to 29th May 2007. More


Friday, 4 May 2007

The “Packaging Design” category of the red dot award: communication design 2007 contest is being strengthened through cooperation with PDA Europe

The red dot design award organisers and the Pan European Brand Design Association (PDS Europe) have just entered into a collaboration. The declared goal is to upgrade the image of the “Packaging Design” field within the red dot award: communication design category and thus with the “Packaging Design" theme to offer design agencies a special incentive to take part in the More


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