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

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Trendspots 2008

In the era of globalisation, cueing in on countries’ cultural traditions can be of great benefit in achieving differentiation in the market. Preserving the distinct features of individual cultures by means of design is thus of great import. More »


Friday, 14 March 2008

Results of the red dot award: product design 2008

Economic upturn due to design? – US companies increasingly bank on design Design is of great significance for a company’s commercial success, because design provides good ideas with a form and is indispensable for differentiation in the global market. Many companies have come to internalise this realisation, as the results of this year’s red dot design award clearly demonstrate. More »


Monday, 3 March 2008

Dining & Living Trends 2008

The consumer goods industry with the sectors tableware, kitchen and household is a highly competitive and fast moving industry. Here design is a fundamental economic instrument. Products have been exhausted in terms of function; therefore design is indispensable for differentiation in the global market. More »


Monday, 3 March 2008

Festo inspires at MoMA in New York

As part of the exhibition “Design and the Elastic Mind”, Festo is showing exhibits from its Bionic Learning Network at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The bionic exhibits Airacuda, a pneumatically driven fish, and the manta ray-inspired, remote-controlled designs Aqua_ray and Air_ray will be amazing visitors until May 12 2008. More »


Friday, 29 February 2008

Portal project – creating networks without borders

The trans-border “portal project” of the Kamer van Koophandel Centraal Gelderland, the Lower Rhine Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce helps small and medium-sized businesses in the “Euregio Rhein-Waal” region to enter the market of the respective neighbouring country. As part of this joint project a workshop for the design and furnishing industry will take place on 10 March 2008. More »


Monday, 25 February 2008

red dot communication design yearbook 2007/2008 wins award

The red dot communication design yearbook 2007/2008, edited by the design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, recently received the ”Award for Typographic Excellence” from the Type Directors Club in New York. This award recognises the typographical and photographical overall concept by the Berlin-based studio “Fons Hickmann m23”. More »


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 »