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 SGD 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


Thursday, 1 March 2012

International design celebrities in Essen

A few days ago, 30 international design luminaries – from star architect Hadi Teherani to legendary car designer Ken Okuyama to Karen Korellis Reuther, President of the Design Management Institute (DMI) – arrived in Essen. Why? They all had come to assess the entries of the “red dot award: product design 2012” with expert’s eyes. During several days, the experts discussed each single submission and took their time in order to come to a collective decision. More

Monday, 27 February 2012

red dot juror Javier Mariscal nominated for the Oscar

The nomination of the Spanish animation film “Chico & Rita” for the 84th Academy Awards, which have been bestowed in Los Angeles on 26 February 2012, demonstrates that exceptional achievements in the field of communication design already find approval in Hollywood. The story of the young piano player Chico and the singer Rita, who fight for their passion of music and their love to each other, has been staged by Javier Mariscal in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero. More

Friday, 24 February 2012

red dot award: design concept 2012 - Early bird period ends in a few days!

If you believe you have the idea of the year, hurry up to submit your entry by 29 February 2012 to the “red dot award: design concept” and benefit from the early bird discount! Many registrations are already underway and our panel of international jurors is anticipating another year of groundbreaking and revolutionary ideas, concepts and prototypes. More

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Which criteria does the red dot jury take as a basis for selecting the laureates?

Design is relevant to various spheres of life. Therefore, designers, as well as manufacturers, were called up to submit their works for 19 different categories of the “red dot award: product design” in 2012. There is hardly any product that cannot be submitted and potentially be awarded. Whether designs are awarded a red dot is decided by a panel of independent, renowned experts, who are luminaries in their respective area of expertise and therefore contribute significantly to the quality of the competition. More

Friday, 10 February 2012

"Plagiarius" - awarded for the 36th time

It publicly denounces "design robbery" and the lack of ideas: the "Plagiarius". More and more ruthless, product pirates copy ideas of successful companies that invest in design quality, and present them as their own achievements. Since 1977, particularly shameless imitators are awarded the "Plagiarius". The trophy is a black dwarf with a golden nose: A very fitting symbol for the high profits that are made at the expense of innovative design – often accompanied by untruthful statements. More

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Do you have the idea of the year? red dot award: design concept 2012 - Open Now!

The registration for the “red dot award: product design 2012” officially ended but the most creative concepts can already hunt for the red dot again: The application period for the “red dot award: design concept” has started! More

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Due day 8 February: Last chance to present yourself before the jury!

The closing date for the “red dot award: product design” won’t be extended – on the evening of 8 February it’s over! Only the application of already registered products can be completed until the end of this week. Once again, the registration period draws to a close with great success: Many thousands of products for 2012, from new developed everyday objects via special equipment through to automotive innovations and architectural highlights, will soon be presented to the top-class jury. More

Monday, 6 February 2012

red dot design concept yearbook iPad application

A proud collection of the world’s most brilliant design concepts: This year’s annual red dot design concept yearbook has taken a leap to make good ideas accessible to more design enthusiasts – with a touch, a swipe or a tap only. More

Thursday, 2 February 2012

INHORGENTA MUNICH 2012: A trend indicator for the international industry of jewelry and watches

Munich is one of the most lively, charming and trendiest cities – and soon, Bavaria’s capital is among the world’s closely watched places: From 10 – 13 February 2012, exhibitors present exclusive and outstandingly designed watches and jewelry at the INHORGENTA MUNICH. The product range includes gems, pearls, silverware, little cases and cardboard boxes as well as workshop equipment for watchmakers, goldsmiths and jewelers. More

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

World Design Capital 2012: On 2 February 2012, Gala in Helsinki

Following Turin and Seoul, the World Design Capital 2012 is: Helsinki! “Open Helsinki – Embedding Design in Life” is the motto, under which numerous events are planned and Finnish Design can be experienced this year. The multi-faceted, year-round program includes about 300 projects and covers topics such as “Rethinking Design” and “Transforming the City”, giving answers to the question, how design can master the challenges of urban life. More