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, 15 August 2014

The Power of Object(s) - Professor Dr. Peter Zec opens exhibition on the success of Belgian design

Belgium looks back on centuries of tradition in the areas of design, architecture and arts and crafts, and particularly the last decade has seen a return to this expertise by increasing investments into the design industry. During the coming Brussels Design September festival, “The Power of Object(s)” opens. The exhibition features designers, which were able to establish numerous products on the market throughout the years. More »


Monday, 11 August 2014

3 questions for: Sandro Reginelli, designer at Maurice Lacroix

The watch industry constantly faces the challenge to reinvent itself. A watch is not only a tool for measuring time anymore, it rather is a special accessory which expresses its owner`s individual lifestyle. Therefore, the time at the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix does not stand still. With technical innovations, highest quality and temporary design, the brand does not only impress its sophisticated customers but also the Red Dot jury. More »


Friday, 8 August 2014

Well-known lecturers for the Red Dot Design Forum confirmed

For the third time in a row, Red Dot brings top-class designers and innovative companies together at the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, the latest products will be presented in benefit for the professional exchange. More »


Monday, 28 July 2014

3 questions for: Eberhard Meurer, chief designer of S. Siedle & Söhne

With a market share of about 50% regarding door intercom systems in Germany and an export share of almost 25%, S. Siedle & Söhne is one of the leading manufacturers of indoor communication technologies in Germany and across Europe. The history of the family company which is steeped in tradition dates back until the middle of the 18th century, when it moulded bells for the clock manufacture. Ever since, the company has become a specialist for communications in and around the house. More »


Friday, 18 July 2014

Winners' exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Outstanding product design does not only need to be communicated, but first of all be presented. Traditionally, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen shows all award-winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in a four-week special exhibition before they will be placed into the museum`s permanent presentation for at least one year or will be on tour in travelling exhibitions. Until 3 August, visitors are invited to experience “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014”. More »


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The world of product design in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2014/2015

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2014/2015 is a compilation of the three individual volumes Living, Doing & Working, in order to present the entire spectrum of innovative products new features from all sectors of product design. All of the approximately 1,300 products from all over the world have been distinguished by an independent jury of experts in the course of the Red Dot Award. The Yearbook reflects these design accomplishments impressively in illustrations and text. More »


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Apple, Audi and Adidas: The top brands of the world and their designers presented their successful achievements in Essen

On 7 July, the design world came together in Essen to celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. More than 1,200 international guests arrived at the glamorous awards ceremony in the Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night they celebrated until the small hours of the morning. The last guests from business, design and media left the Red Dot Design Museum on the Zollverein World Heritage Site at 5:39 a.m. More »


Monday, 7 July 2014

Red Dot Gala 2014: The red carpet is rolled out

The Red Dot Gala is coming up: Today, the winners of this year`s Red Dot Award: Product Design will be celebrated for their creative projects. When Prof. Dr. Peter Zec welcomes the laureates and representatives from the fields of economy, politics and the media, the Aalto-Theater will be filled up to the last seat. Even the Designers’ Night, which takes places afterwards in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, is already sold out. Design enthusiasts that cannot join this evening, are invited to follow the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 via social media coverage. More »


Monday, 7 July 2014

"Design on Stage": Public tour of the special exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 8 July until 3 August 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents two special exhibitions at the same time. On Sunday, 13 July 2014, visitors can explore “Design on Stage” and “People Driven” in the course of a public tour from 3-4.30 p.m. On three floors, the house presents what is state-of-the-art in international product design. More »


Friday, 4 July 2014

Big awards ceremony: Gala for the Red Dot Award with high-profile design celebrities and fascinating new products

On Monday 7 July, the laureates of the Red Dot Award will be introduced. From the 4,815 products entered, the jury for the internationally renowned design award selected outstanding automobiles, leisure products, professional devices and consumer electronics. These will all be on show after the celebratory Red Dot Gala: Around 1,500 designers, entrepreneurs and media representatives from all continents will celebrate and present the winning products at the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. More »