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


Friday, 27 April 2012

“Interface Design”: Quick, intuitive handling and a detailed, unique look.

Outstanding interface design concepts focus on conveying information in a clear manner. Aesthetically pleasing and informative, the "BMW Magazine iPad app" offers numerous photo sets, exciting videos and sound files which are directly embedded into the layout. And what about the fun factor? Well, the fun does not miss out! The app was developed in cooperation with the editorial and design agency “ringzwei”. Last year, it was honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Follow the agency’s footsteps and don’t hesitate to convince in the “red dot award: communication design”. Submit your excellent examples of “Interface Design” now! More

Thursday, 26 April 2012

“Chair clouds” – the perfect “Event Design”.

The main theme of designing an exhibtion stand, is to create a world in which a piece of furniture becomes an active protagonist of a scene that reminds of an art installation. This approach is the starting point of the "Brunner Trade Fair Stand Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011": Several chairs hover over the heads of the audience. The room itself is completely covered with styrofoam. The design of the “Ippolito Fleitz Group - Identity Architects” not only did score points at the Milan Furniture Week, but also before last year’s red dot jury. In the category “Event Design", the judges of the “red dot award: communication design 2012” are already looking forward to exceptional designs that are more than pretty decoration. More

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

red dot award: design concept – Friday’s the final day!

Designers from all over the world should make haste to submit their most outstanding design ideas to the largest annual congregation of design concepts! The standard submission for the “red dot award: design concept” will end this Friday, 27 April 2012, at 11:59 pm UTC +8. Opportunities are plenty for the designers of the winning works to gain international recognition. It’s time to hurry up and get the best ideas submitted now! More

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

“Greek Monsters” are the “red dot: agency of the year 2011”.

“It is often said that the journey is the reward. We are sure that we – as the ‘red dot: agency of the year’ – have accomplished, here and now, the most distinctive goal.” The Beetroot Design Group addressed these proud words to the audience of the “Konzerthaus Berlin” during the red dot gala. How the Greek allrounders approach projects in general and what inspired them to the concept of the “Greek Monsters” can be read on the website of the “red dot award: communication design”. More

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Be(a)ware of “The Greek Monsters” by Beetroot - starting tomorrow, they walk abroad in Athens!

Some Greek monsters caused a sensation in the “red dot award: communication design 2011” and didn’t spread terror – instead, they convinced with their outstanding creative achievements in all those media, where graphic design is conceivable. "The Greek Monsters" stand for the Beetroot Design Group from Thessaloniki, which received as the first Greek agency the title “red dot: agency of the year” and thus, wrote design history. Then and now, the misunderstood monsters serve as a contemporary symbol against racism, generalisation and exclusion and are a humorous response to the current negative image of Greece in the world. More

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

“Magazines & Daily Press”: Nothing is more outdated than yesterday’s newspaper.

“The overall concept and content of this small compact booklet is highly interesting. Realising it with individually staged photographs is a highly convincing solution; furthermore, it stands out through the idea of giving it different titles and inside covers that form a whole when several magazines are placed together.” This comment of the jury of experts was dedicated to the student work “BX22 – About Time Travel“ that was honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” last year. Be as well a part of the competition and inspire the world in the “red dot award: communication design 2012”! More

Monday, 23 April 2012

Call for Papers: Seminar “Smart Materials for Design and Architecture”

How and to which extend do innovative, intelligent and high-tech materials contribute to the development of new products for a better life and a sounder environment? Are there examples for significant projects, where the choice of materials plays an essential role and leads to an improved quality of life and a sustainable development regarding environmental issues? In order to discuss this, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen invites to the seminar “Smart Materials for Design and Architecture” in the red dot design museum. More

Monday, 23 April 2012

red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Hjalti Karlsson

Where do you get your inspiration from?
I think from pretty much everywhere – a good movie, a beautiful building, my office, the subway, Central Park. More

Friday, 20 April 2012

Exploring the world with a motor home - 51st CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2012

Every year, the CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF offers the latest information on innovations and trends of the caravanning industry. With more than 179,000 visitors in 2011, the No. 1 trade fair for motor homes and caravans was the best visited event in its history. A clear message that caravaning as a holiday-making format is still a strong trend. More

Friday, 20 April 2012

red dot award: design concept - the final call for standard submissions!

In a week’s time, 27 April 2012 will mark the last day for companies, design studios and designers to register their most outstanding concepts at the “red dot award: design concept” within the standard submission period. The benefits of this submission period include lower registration fees and the option of registering entries in English, German, Chinese and Korean - saving the hassle of translation! Concepts can range from brilliant solutions for the workplace, to environment protecting green ideas and life saving gadgets. Join now to make sure your concept gets the opportunity to vie for the prestigious “red dot: luminary” – the highest distinction of the competition. More