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 December 2007

The Language of Fashion and Design. Creative, Multi-faceted, Global

A Project of Cooperation between Arcandor and red dot The recent exciting cooperation between red dot and Arcandor (formerly Karstadt-Quelle) resulted in a first joint book project: “The Language of Fashion and Design. Creative, Multifarious, Global”, edited by Helmut Merkel, Alexandra Hildebrandt and Annett Koeman. This publication describes  creativity and innovative power as important components of entrepreneurial success. More »


Thursday, 20 December 2007

Professor Dr. Zec as Design Expert in Seoul

On the occasion of the Seoul Design Week 2007, the Seoul Design Center and the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen announced a close cooperation to promote the exchange between Korean and German designers and design-oriented companies. The first common project has been the “Korean-German Cooperation Forum on Design 2007“. More »


Wednesday, 19 December 2007

red dot Strengthens Its Community in Taiwan

Early in December, the Taiwan Design Center in Taipei experienced an exclusive red dot dinner party at the invitation of red dot together with the Taiwan Design Center (TDC). Tony Chang, CEO of the Taiwan Design Center in company with Professor Dr. peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and Icsid Senator, welcomed guests from 70 different companies to strengthen the cooperation between Taiwanese designers, industry and the red dot community. More »


Tuesday, 18 December 2007

5ème Conférence Européenne sur les Enjeux de la Promotion du Design - 5th European Design Promotion Conference

On 14 and 15 January 2008, the 5th European Design Promotion Conference, the 5ème Conférence  Européenne sur les Enjeux de la Promotion du Design, will take place in Paris. The conference offers a platform for the subject of design and innovation management in businesses and public institutions. More »


Monday, 17 December 2007

Professor Dr. Peter Zec as Design Expert in Chile

On the occasion of the fifth “Icsid Latin American Regional Meeting”, which took place on 10 December 2007, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Icsid Senator and initiator of the red dot design award, had been invited to Chile as keynote speaker. At the meeting he was to give the inaugural address on the issue "Design Driven by Culture, Politics and Economy". More »


Thursday, 6 December 2007

The awards presentation of the red dot award: communication design 2007 – The communication design industry celebrates the red dot winners

On 6 December 2007, the red dot design museum held the awards presentation of this year’s red dot award: communication design. More than 600 guests from 14 nations celebrated the winners in the impressive atmosphere of the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein colliery. The winners of the honorary prizes awarded to the best entries of the competition were, like every year, kept on tenterhooks until the very end. More »


Monday, 3 December 2007

Singapore celebrates red dot winners

On Friday 30 November 2007, Singapore’s creative scene celebrated the winners of this year’s red dot award: design concept. In the impressive atmosphere of the red dot Traffic, Singapore’s former police headquarters, which was redesigned especially for the red dot design museum, the proud winners were honoured in a spectacular awards ceremony in the presence of numerous international guests from the design industry. More »


Thursday, 29 November 2007

Seat Opens New Design Center

Early in November the new SEAT Design Centre opened in Martorell near Barcelona. More than 130 invited guests, all of them renowned international designers and design and communication experts, attended the official dedication ceremony. The Catalan district president José Montilla was also participating in the opening. Professor Dr. Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), was among the invited guests as well. More »


Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2008

Designers and companies from all over the world are once again invited to register their products for the red dot design award, one of the leading and largest international design competitions. The coveted trophy is the red dot, the seal for design quality. The registration period ends on 18 January 2008. More »


Friday, 23 November 2007

German enterprises impress jury with successful design management

On 22 November, 18 companies in six categories received an award for their successful design management in the red dot design museum – among them five German companies: Loewe, Festo, BoschSiemens Hausgeräte and Walter Knoll as well as the drinks manufacturer Bionade in the Newcomers category. Duravit, Zapp and Lamy received an honourable mention. In total almost 240 companies, institutions and organisations from 21 European countries had followed the DME Award’s (Design Management Europe Award) call for entries. More »