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, 12 October 2007

Universal Home: The results after a year of research

Flexibility is the answer to the quest for the Universal Home After one year of intense research work at Zollverein they have been established: The results of the “Universal Home” scholarship competition at Zollverein. In October 2006, ten young designers and architects from all over the world took up their annual scholarship at Zollverein to do research in cooperation with eleven companies on the future oriented issue “Universal Home”. More »


Friday, 5 October 2007

Special Exhibition Salmon & Sausages in the red dot design museum

On the occasion of the 100 year jubilee of Norwegian sovereignty the red dot design museum showcases the touring exhibition “Not only Salmon and Sausages - Ikke bare laks og pølser, Hundred Years of German-Norwegian Relationship”, which was initiated by the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo. More »


Friday, 5 October 2007

Design and economics expert, Professor Dr Zec in Thailand

Professor Dr Zec, President of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) and initiator of the red dot design award, will be one of the internationally renowned professional design speakers at the “Creative Strategy” symposium, which will take place in Thailand on the 12th of October in the context of the design event “Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2007-08" (10-14 October 2007), in the Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC). More »


Thursday, 4 October 2007

Interview mit den red dot: best of the best Gewinnern Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher und Franz Reimer

The »bionic car« of Mercedes Benz is a fascinating research vehicle inspired by the form of a boxfish. In spite of its angular appearance, this little fish possesses unique features such as perfect motivity and ideal aerodynamics. It therefore serves as a model for a so far unique vehicle project in the automotive development. More »


Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Professor Dr. Zec as an expert at the Gwangju Design Biennale

“Convergence and Communication” is the motto of the international design conference which will take place from 5-6 October 2007 at the Gwangju Design Biennale (5 October to 3 November 2007) in Korea. One of the renowned speakers is the design and business expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec. More »


Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Interview with Hall of Fame contributing writer Stefano Marzano

Stefano Marzano is CEO and Chief Creative Director at Philips Design. Instead of focussing exclusively on technology, the company concentrates on people, and claims to improve quality of life with its products. This approach was revolutionary in 1990, when it was developed by the then CEO, Jan Timmer. In the interview with red dot online, Hall of Fame contributing writer Stefano Marzano talks about design as a factor for a better quality of life. More »


Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Interview with the red dot: best of the best winners Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass

For “Face2go” Mutabor received the red dot: best of the best in the category “Information Design/Public Space” in this year’s red dot award: communication design and was therefore at the same time nominated for the red dot: grand prix. red dot online interviewed the managing and creative directors of Mutabor, Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass, about this special event. More »


Monday, 17 September 2007

Interview with the best of the best winner Sandra Mithöfer

The international expert jury of this year’s red dot award: communication design expressed its enthusiasm about the professionalism of the work of Sandra Mithöfer and honoured this design performance with a red dot: best of the best. With this award, Sandra Mithöfer is at the same time nominated for the red dot: junior prize, awarded for the best student work of the entire competition. red dot online had an interview with the young designer on her work, her award and her plans for the future. More »


Thursday, 13 September 2007

Interview with red dot: best of the best winner MetaDesign

For the corporate design of the exhibition “The most beautiful French come from New York”, MetaDesign received in this year’s red dot award: communication design a “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Thus MetaDesign is automatically nominated for the “red dot: grand prix”, which the jury can award in each category to an outstanding work. red dot online talked to MetaDesign about the award-winning corporate design in an interview. More »


Friday, 7 September 2007

Tomorrow’s trendsetters: the best design concepts 2007

Results of the red dot award: design concept 2007 The results of this year’s red dot award: design concept have been released. The international expert jury evaluated a total of 884 submissions from 46 countries for outstanding design quality and distinguished 105 with a red dot award. Another eighteen received the distinction red dot: best of the best for highest design quality. More »