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, 16 May 2008

red dot award: design concept winner’s exhibition in New York

Over 4 days, red dot presented a selection of the winning design concepts at New York’s ICFF. ICFF is North America’s most important showcase for contemporary design and attracts 25,000 visitors from the design trade and industry. More


Friday, 16 May 2008

Professor Dr. Zec as design expert in Dubai

Under the motto “The Future of Design“ prestigious design experts from all over the world met for the Professional Interior Design Conference in Dubai on 7th May 2008 to discuss the future of design and the design profession itself. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), was invited as the main speaker to give a keynote speech. More




Friday, 25 April 2008

Good Design for Good Business – DME Series of Workshops

The Turkish Izmir is the next stop in the series of workshops organised by the Design Management Europe Award (DME Award). During the workshop, Vito Oražem, managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, will give a lecture on the topic “Good Design for Good Business”. The workshop will be held on 29 April 2008 in cooperation with the Turkish project partner Izmir Abigem Consultancy and Training. More


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