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


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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Smart Materials for Design and Architecture

On 3 July 2012, the seminar “Smart Materials for Design and Architecture” introduced new developments which might not be expected to come from the designer or architect side. The event provided the attendants with many unusual and unfamiliar perspectives. More


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Great interest in special exhibitions at the red dot design museum

With the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design, the red dot design museum inspires its visitors again and again. Current public attractors are the three special exhibitions “Moving Materials”, “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2012/2013” and “Style Porsche – The Future of History”. A Porsche importer from the Netherlands used the exhibition of the recently elected “red dot: design team of the year 2012” as an opportunity for an exclusive event and invited his loyal customers to visit Essen. More


Monday, 16 July 2012

The public has a say, too: Invitation to the selection of the "caravaning design award: the public choice"

In the “caravaning design award: innovations for new mobility 2012/2013” the best designs of the motorhome and caravaning industry are selected. In 2012 – for the first time – the public can pick their favourite designs in an online-voting from 16 July to 17 August. More


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Special exhibition: Style Porsche - The Future of History

There is hardly an automobile manufacturer who treasures the design-DNA of its cars as much as Porsche. Until 29 July 2012 visitors of the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, can see for themselves, in the special exhibition “Style Porsche – The Future of History”. More


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

"red dot award: product design 2012": Summit meeting of the best designers in the Aalto-Theater in Essen

When more than 1,200 high-profile designers, CEOs, media representatives and marketing decision makers from around the world meet in Essen, this means: “and the red dot goes to…”. That was the case on 2 July 2012 at the height of the “red dot award: product design 2012” - the red dot gala. In addition to the awards ceremony, which took place in the impressive setting of the Aalto-Theater Essen, Germany, as many as three just opened special exhibitions thrilled the international guests in the red dot design museum. There, they celebrated afterwards at the Designers’ Night until dawn. More


Monday, 2 July 2012

Top award for iconic sports car manufacturer: Porsche is "red dot: design team of the year 2012"

One award stands out from all red dot distinctions, and that is the title of honour “red dot: design team of the year”. This is the top accolade for sustainable design policy, but the designers or companies cannot apply for it. In 2012 the title “red dot: design team of the year” goes to Porsche AG. The award recognises the consistently high design performance of the automobile manufacturer – as well as its entrepreneurial far-sightedness. More


Sunday, 1 July 2012

Top-designers, CEOs and VIPs: The red dot gala

When the best products of the “red dot award: product design 2012” are awarded, stars of international design are there, too. A top-class event such as this does not live alone from its framework and content, but also – and not least – from its guests. In the case of the red dot gala, the grand finale of the “red dot award: product design 2012”, the Who’s who of the best designers, CEOs and VIPs gathers in Essen, Germany. More


Friday, 29 June 2012

red dot gala on 2 July: tribute to the design elite

On Monday, 2 July 2012, the “red dot award: product design 2012“ reaches its grand finale. The who`s who of the international design scene gathers in the fascinating architecture of the Aalto-Theater Essen, Germany, to celebrate the laureates of the renowned product design competition. Amongst the more than 1,200 guests are designers, media representatives, CEOs and politicians, who will follow the award ceremony – traditionally moderated by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot. More


Friday, 29 June 2012

"red dot award: design concept" winner’s interview series

BearHug is an inflatable vest that provides deep pressure therapy for autistic individuals and has been awarded the “red dot award: design concept 2011”. Its designer, Lisa Fraser, invented this concept as her thesis project in university and explains, what it takes to commercialise a concept. More


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Special exhibition "Moving Materials" - inspiring materials in the red dot design museum

Just imagine this: you are wearing beautiful accessories made from ordinary cardboard or a stylish handbag that also charges for your mobile phone. You decorate your apartment with textiles that create mood lighting according to your personal taste, while the glass in the window regulates the intensity of the sunlight. More