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 $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, 20 November 2008

red dot award: communication design 2008 – red dot gala on 3 December at the red dot design museum

The big day is approaching: on 3 December 2008, the international communication design industry will meet to celebrate the award ceremony of the "red dot award: communication design 2008" in the red dot design museum. More »


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2009!

Designers and companies from all over the world are now once again invited to register their products for the red dot design award. The coveted trophy is the red dot, the seal for design quality. Register now online at www.red-dot.de/registration before December 5, 2008 and profit from our Early Bird rebate. Registrations close on January 23, 2009. This year, the Australian „Curve” magazine will be the international media partner of the red dot design award. More »


Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Another large order in Dubai for red dot winner Poggenpohl

For the kitchen company Poggenpohl, the Arabian Gulf region is developing into an increasingly important market in terms of sales. The multiple red dot winning company has now been awarded another large contract, this time to equip over 1,600 kitchens in the “Jumeirah Golf Estates” luxury residences. The exclusive villas, town houses and apartments will be ready for occupancy in 2011. The kitchens for the luxury residences will be designed by Poggenpohl in close cooperation with the English star cook Jamie Oliver. More »


Monday, 10 November 2008

Top-class creativity – red dot launches a new prize for the design agency of the year

Annual reports are becoming a product with which to showcase corporate brands, and creativity is breaking down the rationality of business and breaking through boundaries – even using animal organs if necessary. Thinking laterally, treading new ground and setting trends: the Stuttgart agency Strichpunkt has written design history in becoming the world’s first ‘red dot: design agency of the year’. More »


Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Orgatec 2008 trend report: round corners

By August of this year, sales in the office furniture industry had climbed by 10.8%, with the industry outlook continuing to be positive for the coming year. This is another good reason to cast a glance at the new product innovations presented by around 700 companies from 39 countries at this year’s Orgatec, the world’s leading trade fair for office furniture. We attended the trade fair for you, and would like to present the most interesting design trends from Orgatec 2008 in this red dot trend report. More »


Friday, 31 October 2008

Bombay Sapphire: The winner of the Designer Glass Competition has been selected

A young designer from Thailand, Amom Thongsaard, has won the “Bombay Sapphire Global Design Prize”, which was held by the co-sponsor of the red dot award: design concept in Singapore. As early as last year, junior designers from all around the world had been asked to let their creativity run free and enter their Martini cocktail glasses, exclusively designed for Bombay Sapphire, to the international competition. More »


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Professor Dr. Peter Zec to give speech at closing ceremony of Seoul Design Olympiad

At the closing ceremony of the “Seoul Design Olympiad” on 30 October, design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and initiator of the “World Design Capital” project, will congratulate the city of Seoul on the extraordinary success of the 21-day design festival. More »


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

“Good Design for Good Business” – Managing director of Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Ljubljana

Under the title “Good Design for Good Business” the managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Vito Oražem, explained the great importance of design for internationally successful companies at the “Bio 21” (biennial of industrial design) in Ljubljana on 20 October 2008. His discussion focused above all on two essential questions: why does design have such great importance in globalised markets? And how can companies improve their business by investing in design? More »


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Professor Dr. Peter Zec as design and business expert at the International Business Advisory Conference 2008 in Seoul

On 30 October 2008 the annual meeting of the “Seoul International Business Advisory Council”, the circle of advisors of the city of Seoul, will take place in Seoul. This year’s meeting will be held under the motto “Seoul: A City of Culture-Nomics with Creative Design”. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, who has been the only design advisor supporting the advisory council for more than one year now, will as a design and business expert comment on the topic “How to build Seoul brand as a ‘Culture-nomic’ city?” in a discussion panel. More »


Thursday, 23 October 2008

red dot on tour in Paris

The special exhibition of the tenth French design competition “Observeur du design” from 23 October in Paris is all about cultural identities. The twelve most prestigious European design competitions were called upon to enter award-winning products that represent the identity of their respective country. Thus also three footballs by adidas – all of them winners of a red dot award – will embark on a trip to Paris. More »