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


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Most innovative client: Mercedes-Benz receives the title of honour "red dot: client of the year 2012"

Mercedes-Benz is the “red dot: client of the year 2012”. Since 2010, this honorary title is awarded to the client who supports to a special degree the competence of agencies – or his own communication designers – who translate good ideas into an expressive form by means of creative designs: Mercedes-Benz consistently sets new standards in product design as well as in communication design. No other company has been more successful in this year’s competition and thus receives the title of honour “red dot: client of the year 2012”. More

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Insights into the "red dot award: product design 2012" - interview with Prof. Ben van Berkel

Architect and red dot juror Professor Ben van Berkel was selected to design the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam in 1990 and co-founded UNStudio in 1998. He realised projects such as the Moebius House (1993/1998), the Museum Het Valkhof (1998) as well as the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart (2006). His Arnhem Central Transfer Terminal is scheduled for completion in 2013. Ben van Berkel has taught at Princeton, Columbia University and the Berlage Institute, among others. He is currently professor and Dean of the Architecture Department at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and has co-authored a significant number of essays and monographs. More

Saturday, 6 October 2012

125 years Le Corbusier

Architecture, city planning, furniture design – Le Corbusier strongly shaped the 20th century in various fields. His works are classics of design history – timeless and still up-to-date due to the clear language of form. 125 years ago, he was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds in Swiss canton Neuenburg. More

Friday, 5 October 2012

ŠKODA on the fast lane: presentation of the new "Rapid" in the red dot design museum

From 9-12 October 2012, only few days after the traffic on the Autobahn 40 in Essen – which has completely been closed for months – is rolling again, Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA invites more than 100 journalists from the car trade press to the Ruhr Area. In the red dot design museum, the new compact saloon “Rapid” will officially be presented to representatives of the press, radio broadcasting, TV and online media. More

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Starting signal for the red dot design laboratory

Together with the Province of Limburg, the city of Kerkrade and the Discovery Center Continium, red dot signed a memorandum of understanding for the project “Creative City”. In front of the building of the Discovery Center Continium, on the Museumsplein in Kerkrade, the red dot design laboratory as well as an “Earth Theater” will strengthen the creative industry in the Province of Limburg in the future. Highly symbolic, the delegation sprayed a “red dot” on the forecourt and marked exactly the spot, where the institutions are to be erected. More

Monday, 1 October 2012

Designers' Night on 24 October in Berlin: Get your tickets now!

Only a couple of weeks left until it is time again: red dot goes Berlin! From now on, design enthusiasts have the chance to book the coveted and strictly limited tickets to the Designers’ Night on 24 October 2012 and thus be part of one of this year’s competition’s highlights. More

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Innovation vs. imitation - registration for the "Plagiarius 2013" has started

The numbers of product counterfeiting and plagiarism increased dramatically within the last years. Manufacturers often make the bitter experience that products – in which years of research and development have been invested – are plagiarised shortly after their market launch. Since 1977, the negative award “Plagiarius” has been announced to put ruthless fakes into the limelight and to sensitise the consumers for the topic. More

Monday, 24 September 2012

Guided tours & talks at the Alte Münze Berlin

How much design does a video game contain? Is design rateable? And how does a design bureau become the agency of the year? On 25 and 26 October 2012, Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch, Michel de Boer, Jean Jacques Schaffner and the red dot: agency of the year will discuss these and many other questions together with young creative talents. More

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Avi Avital - the first mandolinist with a Grammy nomination will fascinate the audience of the red dot gala in Berlin

Young Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital graduated from “Jerusalem Academy of Music“ and is said to be one of the most outstanding soloists of our time. In 2007, he won the renowned Israeli prize for soloists, the “Aviv competition”. In Germany, he was awarded the ECHO for his recording with the “David Orlowsky Trio”. More

Monday, 17 September 2012

Success needs to be celebrated - at the Designers’ Night with Alle Farben and Jan Pyroman!

On 24 October 2012, the international design elite will once again come together in Berlin, Germany, in order to experience the brilliant final of this year’s “red dot award: communication design”. Subsequently to the glamorous awards ceremony at the Konzerthaus Berlin, which traditionally stands for prestige and elegance, people will meet at the Designers’ Night. At the Alte Münze Berlin, located at the Molkenmarkt, the proud laureates will party together with representatives from the media, politics and economy until the wee hours. More