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

Monday, 22 September 2008

Design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec gives talk on “Models on the glass catwalk”

What do fashion and glass have in common? This question was the focal point of the lecture “Models on the glass catwalk”, which was given by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, head of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and initiator of the red dot design award, at the third “Trendtag Glas” seminar in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 18 September 2008. His thesis was: there are definitely interesting results to be gained when comparing the fashion industry with the glass industry. More


Tuesday, 9 September 2008

London for design lovers – London Design Festival

From 13 to 23 September 2008 London will celebrate itself for the sixth time as one of the most important design centres in the world at the largest annual design festival in the UK, the London Design Festival. Supported by the government and leading corporations, hundreds of projects and events will take place throughout the whole city. More


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Thursday, 28 August 2008

“Models on the glass catwalk” – “Trendtag Glas” seminar in Düsseldorf

Curtains up for glass beauties – in his presentation “Models on the glass catwalk” Professor Dr. Peter Zec, head of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and initiator of the red dot design award, will present original, innovative and excellent packaging design of the glass industry at the “Trendtag Glas” seminar on 18 September in Düsseldorf. More


Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Design and material – Workshop in Seattle

The processing options of metals and polymers and the resulting consequences for the realisation of innovative ideas in the field of industrial design are the focus of a two-day workshop taking place in Seattle on 18 and 19 September 2008. With this event held under the motto “Materiality. How metals and polymers influence our senses and inspire our designs” the worldwide leading company of materials science and engineering, ASM International, addresses established and young designers of all disciplines as well as brand strategists and managers. More


Monday, 25 August 2008

“Icograda Design Week” in the World Design Capital, Torino

Under the title “Multiverso. Nodes, connections and currents in contemporary communication design” the international umbrella organisation of communication designers, Icograda (International Council of Graphic Design Associations), is hosting the “Icograda Design Week” in Torino from 13 to 19 October 2008 together with the Italian Association of Visual Communication, Aiap. More


Wednesday, 20 August 2008

red dot goes Dubai – Present your awarded product at the Index Dubai 2008

At present Dubai is one of the fastest growing metropolises in the world. red dot is now in the position to open this promising growth market exclusively to a small circle of red dot winners. By presenting their award-winning products in Dubai red dot provides its clients an effective springboard for a successful start in the Arabian market and thus the opportunity to maintain a presence in this exciting business location both as company and as red dot winner. Register now! More


Friday, 15 August 2008

Poggenpohl intends to expand greatly

Poggenpohl is expanding. The manufacturer of premium kitchens and several-time red dot winner intends to significantly increase its turnover over the next five years; the aim is an increase to approximately 200 million euros. Up to 60 additional company-owned sales studios are to open worldwide. More


Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Obituary: Andrea Pininfarina deceased

The design world is mourning the loss of Andrea Pininfarina. Last Thursday, 7 August 2008, the head of the world famous company of long tradition died in a tragic traffic accident. Andrea Pininfarina leaves behind his wife, Cristina Pollion di Persano, as well as his daughter Benedetta and his two sons Sergio and Luca. More


Monday, 11 August 2008

All in white – furniture design trends 2008/2009

What are the most interesting novelties in furniture design? Which trends from recent years have prevailed and which new design trends are emerging? In our red dot trend report we are introducing the most important trends and the most fascinating innovations in furniture design. More


Thursday, 7 August 2008

Trend report from the red dot award: communication design 2008

Conspicuously inconspicuous is the motto in the category Corporate Design. The designers manage to capture the gist of a brand in subtle yet concise ways and to convey the contents creatively and originally. The company philosophy is communicated on different levels; identification with the brand is omnipresent. More