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

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

In the spotlight: Austria’s design industry

The red dot design museum presents Austrian product design Austria is well on the way to emancipate from its reputation as a mere tourist destination. Today, it is one of the EU countries with the highest export growth rates and this is also a result of investing in design, as the exhibition “abstrakt – konkret – ausgezeichnet (abstract – concrete – prize-winning)”, which is currently on show at the red dot design museum, proves impressively. More


Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Register now for the red dot award: communication design 2008

The red dot award: communication design is starting a new season. Designers, advertising agencies and clients of communication designers from all over the world are as of now invited once more to submit their entries for the competition and to face up to international comparison in one of the most severe design competitions in the world. More


Friday, 4 April 2008

Asia’s creative heart is beating in Taiwan

In the past ten years, Taiwan’s economic landscape has been subject to serious changes.  Formerly, Taiwan was known for cheap mass production; but recently domestic companies have been focusing more and more on quality and design thus becoming a rival to Japan and South Korea as design nations. More


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

The red dot award: design concept enters a new round!

The red dot award: design concept is a journey into the future of design. It searches for what all designers and companies aspire to: a seemingly impossible idea, a brave vision, which turns into a stroke of genius and which has the power to improve our world. Designers, entrepreneurs and design students from all around the world are as of now invited to submit their ideas to the competition and face the decision of an international and independent jury of experts. More


Wednesday, 2 April 2008

abstract – concrete – prize-winning

The red dot design museum presents Austrian product design An insight into prize-winning Austrian product design is provided from 9 April until 4 May 2008 by the red dot design museum in Essen with the “abstrakt – konkret – ausgezeichnet (abstract – concrete – prize-winning)” exhibition. In co-operation with the Austrian association of designers ‘Design Austria’ it presents the prize-winning and award-winning projects of the Adolf Loos State Prize for Design 2007. More


Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Karim Rashid designed the most luxurious gin bottle of all times for Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire, the word’s leading premium gin and one of the co-sponsors of the red dot award: design concept, has collaborated with three of the biggest names in the segment of luxury design – the French crystal manufacturer Baccarat, the London jewellery house Garrard, and world-renowned designer Karim Rashid – to create an outstanding design. The outcome of this collaboration is the limited edition Revelation bottles, the world’s most luxurious gin bottles. More


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Small cars getting bolder – automobile design 2008 trend report

The 78th International Motor Show took place from 6 to 16 March, 2008 in Geneva, where 260 exhibitors from 30 countries presented their ideas for the automobile future. More


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Seoul is World Design Capital 2010

Approximately 300 people attended the official signing ceremony to celebrate WDC Seoul 2010. Oh Se-Hoon, Mayor of Seoul, Carlos Hinrichsen, Icsid President and Professor Dr. Peter Zec, creator of the World Design Capital-project and Senator of Icsid, signed the memorandum of agreement last Monday at The Shilla Hotel in Seoul, officially appointing the city as the World Design Capital™ (WDC™) 2010. More


Thursday, 20 March 2008

Good Design for Good Business – DME Series of Workshops

“Good design is good business” – clear, precise and catchy is the slogan created in the fifties of the 20th century by IBM president Tom Watson jr. And it has not lost its vigour until today. Vito Orazhem, member of the executive committee of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen will explain it in a lecture titled “Good Design for Good Business“ on the occasion of a series of workshops organised by the Design Management Europe Award (DME Award). He will be stopping over in Tallinn (Estonia), Riga (Latvia), Vilnius (Lithuania), Izmir (Turkey) and Ljubljana (Slovenia). More


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