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

Friday, 30 July 2010

Messe Düsseldorf distinguishes 22 products with the “caravaning design award”

For the fifth time around, Messe Düsseldorf issued the caravaning design award “innovations for new mobility” in the run-up to the CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF. The renowned design award, issued every two years in cooperation with red dot projects, distinguishes product developments in the caravaning sector for particularly innovative concepts and successful design. More


Monday, 5 July 2010

A top class event - the international design scene celebrates in the 2010 European Capital of Culture

International guests, a spectacular awards presentation, two impressing special exhibitions, and a glamorous party – this year’s red dot gala was truly a top class event. More than 1,000 guests from all over the world had travelled to Essen, Germany on 5 July 2010, in order to take part in the awards presentation of the “red dot award: product design”, one of the largest and major international design competitions. More


Monday, 5 July 2010

Award ceremony 2010

International guests, a spectacular awards presentation, two impressing special exhibitions, and a glamorous party – this year’s red dot gala was truly a top class event. More than 1,000 guests from all over the world had travelled to Essen, Germany on 5 July 2010, in order to take part in the awards presentation of the “red dot award: product design”, one of the largest and major international design competitions. More


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Designing Success! – red dot in China

In view of China’s constantly growing importance as a location for creative minds, red dot wants to send a clear signal for outstanding design on the occasion of the “Third China International Industrial Design Expo” in Shunde: By the “Designing Success – red dot in China“ exhibition from 16 to 19 September, red dot will present selected winners of the red dot award: product design 2010. More


Monday, 28 June 2010

The countdown is on for the red dot award: product design 2010 awards ceremony

On Monday, 5 July 2010, the winners of the red dot award: product design 2010 will be honoured at a festive ceremony in the Essen Aalto Theater by eminent representatives from design, business, and politics. Following the awards ceremony, the winners will be celebrated until the early morning hours at the legendary Designers’ Night. Design lovers from all over the world have already announced their attendance at this impressive gala. More


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Trendspots red dot award: product design 2010

Globalisation, economic crisis, environmental disasters – catch phrases like these concisely describe some of the challenges people currently have to face. Since the human being is the focus of interest also in international product design, it is of great importance to take up these topics also in the design processes, grapple with them, and find adequate solutions. More


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

red dot award: product design 2010 - “Design team of the year” award goes to Hilti

The Liechtenstein company Hilti time and again manages to drill its way into the hearts of building professionals with its products’ perfect unity of function and design. This is a great achievement, which has now been rewarded with the highest honorary award in the world of design: the Hilti design team is the “red dot: design team of the year 2010”. More


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