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

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Simply the best - the nominees for the red dot: grand prix

This week: first impressions last! – packaging design The red dot: grand prix, the top individual award in the competition, is only awarded to a maximum of one entry in each category. The excitement will continue to mount until the award ceremony on 8 December 2010, however, as the winners of the red dot: grand prix are announced live on stage. In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the entries and make your own mind up. More


Thursday, 14 October 2010

Simply the best - the nominees for the red dot: grand prix

This week: nothing but advertising?! The red dot: grand prix, the top individual award in the competition, is only awarded to a maximum of one entry in each category. The excitement will continue to mount until the award ceremony on 8 December 2010, however, as the winners of the red dot: grand prix are announced live on stage. In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the entries and make your own mind up. For the next six weeks, we will introduce you to the nominees in a different category every week. More


Thursday, 7 October 2010

BBDO receives highest possible design award

BBDO receives the highest possible honour in the “red dot award: communication design” – the title “red dot: agency of the year 2010”. Germany’s leading marketing agency will thus be acknowledged for their successful creative performance in designing brand experiences and their superior design achievements. More


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Now available to order online: the Design Diary 2011

red dot is proud to present the new Design Diary 2011 – a classic of the red dot edition. The practical day planner in premium, black linen cover now enjoys cult status. The high-quality calendar contains comprehensive information on renowned design offices and producers from all around the globe, addresses of the most important design institutions worldwide, selected trade journals from Germany and abroad, as well as important design events. More


Monday, 20 September 2010

Designing Success! – red dot in China: Award-winning product design inspires trade fair visitors in Shunde

The “Third China International Industrial Design Expo” at the Shunde Exhibition Centre in Guangdong province from 16-19 September 2010 was an attractive presentation platform for exhibitors from around the world to illustrate the essential role of good design as a value driver and distinguishing feature in global markets. The event is regarded as one of the biggest and most influential industrial design trade fairs and offered ideal conditions for a successful continuation of the “red dot on tour”. More


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Designing Success! – red dot in China

Internationally leading design manufacturers present themselves in the growth market of the future. For a long time, China was regarded merely as a manufacturing location; in recent years, however, the region has experienced a real boom as a blossoming economic market with excellent growth rates and promising forecasts for the future. It also offers excellent conditions and enormous potential for the creative industries thanks to targeted state funding and private involvement. More


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Innovative, smart and solid—the winners of the caravaning design award

Comfort, functionality and a refined sense of aesthetics—22 of the latest product developments of the caravaning sector were given the caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility at Messe Düsseldorf on 28 August 2010 in the Caravan Salon. This new generation of products were distinguished for their intelligent details, a sensibility for high-quality materials, and flexible interior design concepts. More


Monday, 23 August 2010

Communication designers play increasingly important role

There is a clear upward trend in the field of communication design. This is the result of a range of recent studies and market observations. The current positive trend can be put down to the improvement of the German economic climate and consumer confidence. The media genre that has benefited most in the past is the Internet; here experts continue to see the greatest development potential. More


Thursday, 19 August 2010

Interview with Ian Cameron

For Ian Cameron, chief designer with Rolls-Royce, good design must be appealing to the customer. In the interview with red dot he tells us about the challenge and responsibility that his design team had to face in the design and the realisation of this new car, as well as about the central idea that influences his work. More


Monday, 9 August 2010

Poggenpohl and Porsche to launch a new designer kitchen

For the second time around, the kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl and Porsche Design have extended their partnership agreement. Following the resounding success of the kitchen produced during their first collaboration (P’7340), the team is now preparing for the launch, by the year 2014, of a follow-up model, likewise to stand out for its functional and minimalist design. More