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, 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 »


Monday, 14 January 2008

red dot volunteers look behind the scenes of the red dot design award

Four young design students now have the opportunity to glance behind the scenes of one of the most important international design competitions. For the occasion of judging the red dot award: product design 2008, red dot announced four volunteer positions and selected four young students from numerous applications who now have the chance to see the newest and most innovative products from around the world gathered in one place, and look over the shoulders of acclaimed design experts during the judging process. More »


Monday, 14 January 2008

The registration period of the red dot award: product design 2008 ends soon – register now!

There are only a few days left until the registration period of this year’s red dot award: product design ends. Take advantage of this opportunity now and register your product for the competition by 18 January 2008 – the end of the official registration period. More »


Thursday, 20 December 2007

The winners of the red dot: grand prix and the red dot: junior prize

In our award special of the red dot award: communication design 2007 we present the winners of the red dot: grand prix and the red dot: junior prize. What does a work look like which is awarded as the best in its category? And who are the creative minds behind these works? In exciting interviews the designers gave us an insight in their works, philosophies and plans for the future.   More »


Thursday, 20 December 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

An exciting year is drawing to a close and red dot would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making the year 2007 the must successful year of the red dot design award. With 7,000 entries from 60 nations the red dot design award ranks among the most important and largest design competitions in the world. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the competition for their courage to face the international comparison! More »