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

Friday, 18 May 2007

Flashback: red dot award: design concept 2005 - “Totemo” designed by Joey Roth

While still a student in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Joey Roth came up with a concept to strip down the computer to its bare essentials, transforming it into an aesthetically pleasing form with 2 powerful benefits, silence and a well-cooled CPU. More »


Friday, 18 May 2007

Interview with Iris Prehn

Iris Prehn, industrial designer from Kiel and scholarship winner of the ‘Universal Home’ project, has been researching new materials and designs for the 60+ generation. Until September she is designing the ‘Universal Home’, an integrative home for the future. In an interview with red dot online, Iris Prehn spoke about her visions of a future Universal Home and about her current state of research. More »


Wednesday, 16 May 2007

red dot is the knowledge partner of the International Design Forum Dubai

In the face of the Arab world’s constantly growing significance for the international market the International Design Forum (IDF) will this year for the first time take place from 27 to 29 May 2007 in Dubai. red dot is the official partner of the IDF and with its involvement aims to actively promote the role of design as an economic factor in the Arab world as well as Arab designers. More »


Tuesday, 15 May 2007

red dot award: design concept 2007 – the race is heating up!

It is getting exciting in the red dot award: design concept 2007. Until 25 June 2007, companies, designers, innovators, and design students can register for the competition. By now, the quality level of the submitted concepts is already very high. Meet the challenge of this international competition and use the opportunity to become one of the winners! More »


Monday, 14 May 2007

Flashback: red dot award: red dot award: design concept 2005

Latest development of the Syringe-button For their design concept “syringe-button” the Russian designers Volodymyr Makarov and Vladislav Kropatchev received a red dot in the first red dot award: design concept ever and their concept has been successfully promoted all over Russia ever since. More »


Saturday, 12 May 2007

red dot exhibition at the interzum 2007 in Cologne

red dot presented its „red dot selection“ exhibition at the interzum cologne 2007 (9th-12th May): an exclusive selection of the products that have received the red dot design award. The Cologne interzum is the biggest furniture suppliers fair worldwide, and represents a real source of inspiration for the design of the living areas of tomorrow. This therefore represents an ideal opportunity to show the products which were awarded the red dot for their innovation and outstanding design quality. More »


Friday, 11 May 2007

Design Management Europe Award to start its first round

Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen is creating new momentum for corporate management throughout Europe: Already renowned for its red dot design award, the design association is now instituting the “Design Management Europe Award” (DME Award) for the evaluation and appraisal of design management within corporate management. More »


Friday, 11 May 2007

red dot goes to Dubai – red dot strengthens its profile in the Arab world

The red dot design award is presented at a special exhibition in the „red dot on tour“ range in the Arab world for the very first time. The venue is the Madinat Jumeirah hotel in Dubai, which will host the first International Design Forum (IDF) from 27th to 29th May 2007. More »


Friday, 4 May 2007

The “Packaging Design” category of the red dot award: communication design 2007 contest is being strengthened through cooperation with PDA Europe

The red dot design award organisers and the Pan European Brand Design Association (PDS Europe) have just entered into a collaboration. The declared goal is to upgrade the image of the “Packaging Design” field within the red dot award: communication design category and thus with the “Packaging Design" theme to offer design agencies a special incentive to take part in the More »


Monday, 30 April 2007

A look back to the future – 10 years of the Design Centre Nordrhein Westphalia at Zollverein in Essen (1997–2007)

When the boiler house, carefully restored by the British architect Lord Norman Foster, opened its doors on 1 May 1997, only a few people suspected that, with the relocation of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, a new form of design centre should become the flagship of the Zollverein area and a powerful driving force on the international design scene. More »