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

Monday, 18 February 2008

“Return on Ideas – Better by design”: Professor Dr. Peter Zec speaks at the ROTONDA Business Club

Last Wednesday, the ROTONDA Business Club in Cologne served as a meeting point for senior managers and entrepreneurs from all business sectors. Design and business expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec held his presentation “Return on Ideas – Better by design” to a full house, followed by a lively discussion with the audience. More


Monday, 28 January 2008

Wanted: creative ideas for UNITED_BOTTLE!

The team of Instant Architects from Switzerland developed “UNITED_BOTTLE”, a novel concept that implements used water bottles as a building material in crisis regions such as refugee camps. With this outstanding design concept Instant Architects have been particularly successful in the red dot award: design concept 2007. They received the red dot: best of the best award as well as the LANXESS prize. Worth 7,500 US$ and sponsored by the chemical corporation LANXESS, it was awarded for the first time and is to support the implementation of the design concept. Now, Instant Architects wants you to find uses for UNITED_BOTTLE. More


Monday, 28 January 2008

DMI International Singapore Conference

Obtaining significant value from design goes beyond commissioning a hot designer or cool advertising. Rather, it involves a deep understanding of customer behaviors, corporate leadership, culture, cross-functional work teams, specific methods and processes, utilizing both qualitative research and intuition in decision making, and applying design visualization and design methods to key business processes. More


Monday, 28 January 2008

“Business and Design” lecture series at the red dot design museum, Singapore

Design is one of the main factors for economic success. However, how can design be successfully integrated in marketing? red dot academy pursued this question on the second evening of its “Business and Design” lecture series on 15 January 2008 at the red dot design museum in Singapore. More


Monday, 28 January 2008

red dot winners also impress in Korea

Legacy for the Future Design Awards for Dedon and Otto Bock On the occasion of the “Design Korea 2007” event, selected award-winning works of this year’s red dot award: product design were presented in the exhibition “World Best Design”, among them the prosthetic foot "1C30 Trias" by Otto Bock HealthCare and the chaise longue "Yin Yang" by Dedon. After the successful presentation in Korea, these two products were awarded in the “Legacy for the Future Design Award”. More


Monday, 28 January 2008

TOCA ME Design Conference 2008

What does design do? How powerful is design? Where does design fail? On 23 February 2008, the TOCA ME Design Conference will take place for the third time in the Munich event venue ‘Reithalle’, featuring renowned guest speakers from all over the world. The aim of the event under the motto “Beyond Surface” is to provide a critical evaluation of design as well as create a network of the Munich design and creative scene with international design centres. More


Thursday, 24 January 2008

red dot winner sells design concept to Swedish furniture manufacturer

For ADDI, a new Swedish design agency, the New Year has begun as successfully as the last one ended. Just back in November 2007, the designers and ADDI founders, Johan Malmquist, Andreas Karlsson and Eric Therner, celebrated their achievement at the red dot award: design concept in Singapore and barely two months later they had already sold their excellent design concept "Stick To Me" to Mitab, the Swedish furniture manufacturer. More


Monday, 21 January 2008

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. In response to the industry’s constant development there are sixteen instead of previously thirteen product categories this year. New categories, which have been added or result from the division of existing categories, are “Kitchen”, “Garden”, “Automobiles, Transport & Caravans” as well as “Communication”. The registration period for latecomers ends on 1 February 2008. More


Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Best sales levels for all three brands of the BMW Group

2007 was a successful year all round for BMW: in addition to several red dot awards, the title of red dot: design team of the year also went to the car manufacturer. Chris Bangle and the Design Team BMW Group thus received the highest award granted by an international jury as part of the acclaimed red dot design award. Issued annually since 1988, the award honours design teams that set standards through continual design innovation. More


Monday, 14 January 2008

red dot academy meets in the red dot design museum, Singapore

red dot academy hosted the inaugural session of a series of evening talks on business and design on 9 January at the red dot design museum in Singapore. “How to protect your designs - exploring strategies for Intellectual Property protection” was the topic for the evening. Speaker Gregory Ong, a solicitor of Gregory Ong & Co., is a strong advocate of intellectual property rights and protection. He spoke about how a good understanding of intellectual property rights over designs will help designers make important, educated decisions on how to properly and cost-effectively protect their designs against unauthorised copying and activities of infringement. More