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

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Design as a solution

Alberto Villareal is a Mexico City-born industrial designer who is currently working as senior designer for LUNAR design in San Francisco. His recent clients include Nike, Hewlett Packard, SanDisk, Adidas, and LeapFrog. Alberto is also an active humanitarian. He is a member of Fundacion UNAM, which donates to educational programmes, and also volunteers in humanitarian projects for Project H Design and Engineers without Borders. More »


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Award winning concept phone pioneers next-generation Nanotech devices

Nokia is one of the global leaders in mobility, propelling the transformation and growth of the Internet and communications industries. Utilising revolutionary nanotechnology, Nokia went ahead and conceptualised Morph, a visionary conceptual mobile communication device. More »


Friday, 15 May 2009

Exhibition opening in Shenzhen: "red dot meets creative asia"

The opening of the exhibition “red dot meets creative asia” on the occasion of the "5th International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF)" on 15 May in Shenzhen, China was a great success. Several hundred guests attended the opening ceremony at which Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and Icsid senator, also delivered a speech. More »


Thursday, 7 May 2009

red dot on tour – creative asia

In the past ten years, Asia’s economic landscape has been subject to serious changes. Today, Asia is one of the most important centers of design worldwide. The exhibition “red dot meets creative asia” presents the enormous potential of Asian design to a wide audience. From 15 May until 18 May 2009, the exhibition at the “City of Design” Creative Industrial Estate, Central Park, in Shenzhen, shows a selection of awarded Asian products from the internationally renowned red dot design award. More »


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Register now for the red dot award: communication design 2009

Particularly in times of crisis, a coherent brand presence becomes a survival strategy and successful communication design one of the most important differentiating tools for surviving in the market. However, good achievement always requires international comparison: as of now, designers, advertising agencies, and clients from all around the world are invited to enter their works to the red dot award: communication design 2009! More »


Sunday, 5 April 2009

red dot award: design concept 2009 - benefit from the Early Bird Discount by 15 April!

Seize the last chance: the Early Bird registration period ends on 15 April. Register now for the red dot award: design concept 2009 and profit from the Early Bird Discount! More »


Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Trendspots 2009

In times of economic crisis a large number of companies banks on good, honest product design. The highest ease-of-use and a down-to-earth performance of the companies – these are the characteristics of the award-winning products. More »


Monday, 9 March 2009

Virtual Reality: Computer worlds inspire design concept by BMW Group DesignworksUSA

The gaming industry is an industry that is associated with attributes such as visionary creativity, innovative strength and progressiveness. But where does it get its inspiration from and how does one set trends in an industry which stands for progressive thinking and inventiveness? A clear answer to this question was recently given by the creative studio BMW Group DesignworksUSA with a design concept for the latest high end gaming tower of the company Thermaltake. More »


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 »