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


Design Award news

Monday, 17 May 2010

A concept on a journey towards realisation – an interview with red dot winner Wu Yu-Ying

In 2009, Wu Yu-Ying was awarded the red dot award for "Breathing", a chair that transforms its shape according to the body of the person sitting in it. She is currently working with Pinzaan Company Limited to develop "Breathing" into a commercial product. Wu Yu-Ying‘s example once again demonstrates the important role which the red dot award: design concept can play in the realisation of a concept. More


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Success with design is measurable – groundbreaking method for calculating design value of companies developed

A completely new perspective for looking at design and business is now provided by the book “Design value – a strategy for business success”. The two authors, design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec and Burkhard Jacob, for the first time present a method that makes it possible to measure the value which companies generate through design. More


Friday, 30 April 2010

Agent of design - Interview with red dot winner Alberto Villarreal

Alberto Villarreal is a five time red dot award winner. At the red dot award: design concept, he received red dot awards for "Bright Walk" in 2005, for "Habit Forming" with Lunar Design in 2007 and for "MX-LIBRIS" in 2008. His helmet design "Cascuz" won a red dot: best of the best in 2006. In 2009, he won the red dot award in the red dot award: product design for "SanDisk ImageMate Readers". Recently, we caught up with him on new developments. More


Friday, 23 April 2010

Munich audience enthralled by Professor Dr. Zec’s lecture on calculating design value

On Thursday, 22 April 2010, the design and business expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec held the last in his current and very well-received series of lectures on “Design Value – A strategy for business success” in the Pinakothek der Moderne art museum in Munich. Stopping in Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Berlin, Munich has marked the climax thus far of the series of lectures. More


Monday, 19 April 2010

3, 2, 1, go! – The call for entries to the “red dot award: communication design 2010” starts now!

Olympians from all around the world have already shown their motivation and competitive spirit this year – now designers, agencies, design firms, and clients of the international communication design industry are called upon to demonstrate their design expertise and creative skills: as of now, the “red dot award: communication design 2010” is open for entries until 11 June 2010 at www.red-dot.de/registration. More


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Exhibition about Award-winning Communication Design Opened in Basel

There was a heavy rush at the opening of the exhibition: “Quality has a form. red dot presents: Excellent communication design in Basel”. About 450 guests altogether registered for the festive opening and vernissage on 12 April 2010. All works that have won an award of communication design in the red dot award: communication design 2009 can be visited until 9 May 2010. More


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

The world design championships – the “red dot award: product design 2010”

What do Estonia and Puerto Rico have in common? Unfortunately these two nations did not manage to qualify for the Football World Cup in South-Africa in 2010 and can therefore only passively enjoy the sporting event of the year. However, the following commonality more than makes up for this: a 100 per cent success rate in the “red dot award: product design 2010”. More


Thursday, 11 March 2010

World Industrial Design Day 2010 | Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world

In celebration of World Industrial Design Day on 29 June 2010, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) invites designers from around the globe to initiate events reflecting this year's theme "Industrial Design: Humane solutions for a resilient world". More


Monday, 8 March 2010

Professor Dr. Peter Zec holds talk on method for calculating the value of design

On 2 March 2010, some 200 people came to the sold-out event on the method for calculating the value of design given by design expert and author Professor Dr. Peter Zec in Düsseldorf 's renowned "stilwerk" design shopping centre. Together with co-author Burkhard Jacob, director of the red dot institute, Zec gave an overview of the method of design value calculation and explained how design can increase the value of a company. More


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Results keenly awaited: the winners of the red dot award: product design 2010!

Once more the award competition has attracted record submissions, highlighting the high degree of design consciousness worldwide. Designers and manufacturers from 57 countries have submitted products for consideration, hoping to win one of the highly coveted design seals of quality, the “red dot”. Thirty international design experts from all over the world will travel to the 2010 Cultural Capital of Essen to assess thoroughly all the submissions on site. More