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


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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

IFA 2016: Red Dot winners, smart household appliances and drones

The IFA is the world’s leading fair for consumer electronics and home appliances. On an area of 150,000 square metres, about 1,600 exhibitors presented more than 10,000 innovations this year. Also a Red Dot team was on site: to meet laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design and discover the newest trends and developments. The keynote “Consumer experience in the connected kitchen” by Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO BSH Hausgeräte, granted insights into current product worlds and the technologies of tomorrow. In general, the terms “smart” and “connectivity” were fundamental keywords on the Berlin fair. More


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Red Dot winners 2016: 22quadrat, Beetroot Design Group and Yadegar Asisi

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 are set. From thousands of entries, the jury has chosen the best communication performances of the year. In a total of 21 categories, designers from all over the world could demonstrate their talent. Among others, the agency 22quadrat, the Beetroot Design Group as well as the artist Yadegar Asisi can be glad about a distinction with the Red Dot label. More


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Outstanding design and its makers: Wristwatch “Minimatik”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category. The Minimatik for instance stood out in the watch category. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this wristwatch, and talked to Simon Husslein, one of the designers. More


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Communications performances: Red Dot awards REWE Group, Daimler and STRICHPUNKT DESIGN

The best projects of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 have been chosen. Designers from 44 countries can be glad about the international distinction with the Red Dot label this year. They managed to convince the expert panel with innovative campaigns, impressive marketing concepts, the latest communication measures as well as a high design level and a maximum of creativity. More


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking about digital design tools at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Innovative products arise from the interplay of form and function. That is why a harmonious synthesis of design and technology is of enormous importance already in the early stages of the development process. Today, modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product. From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, how and with which results this works. More


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore presents: the best products from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016. More


Monday, 15 August 2016

Spot on – The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 have been chosen

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skills in a total of 21 categories. For the first time, E-Commerce and Retail Design were included in the main entry categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year. In 2016, only 0,8 percent of the works submitted were honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best – the award for outstanding design expertise. More


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Spanish Red Dot winners: exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño!” in Zaragoza

Already since 11 May 2016, the exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” is on show in the Museum Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany organizes it jointly with the Centro Aragonés de Diseño Industrial (Cadi) and the Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos (IAACC PABLO SERRANO). Until 18 September 2016, the presentation gives an overview of the contemporary understanding of design in Spain and underlines its international charisma. More


Friday, 5 August 2016

China Good Design: Participation only until 12 August – tips from juror Gordon Bruce

China Good Design 2016 is in full swing. Until 12 August, participants can enter their best products to the competition, a cooperation of Red Dot with the Xiamen Media Group. Jury member Gordon Bruce shares the key to creating a successful product in an interview with InDesign. More


Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 - Interview with Simon Kidd from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design is dedicated to making highest quality video affordable to everyone – an approach that has had a lasting impact on the industry in the past 15 years. The products combine a user focus and innovative technology with a design and a pricing structure that make them relevant not just for professionals but also for consumers. In recent years, the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team under the leadership of Simon Kidd has recorded notable successes in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Red Dot talked to him about his work at Blackmagic Design. More