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

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 »


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 »