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


Design Award news

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Orgatec 2008 trend report: round corners

By August of this year, sales in the office furniture industry had climbed by 10.8%, with the industry outlook continuing to be positive for the coming year. This is another good reason to cast a glance at the new product innovations presented by around 700 companies from 39 countries at this year’s Orgatec, the world’s leading trade fair for office furniture. We attended the trade fair for you, and would like to present the most interesting design trends from Orgatec 2008 in this red dot trend report. More


Friday, 31 October 2008

Bombay Sapphire: The winner of the Designer Glass Competition has been selected

A young designer from Thailand, Amom Thongsaard, has won the “Bombay Sapphire Global Design Prize”, which was held by the co-sponsor of the red dot award: design concept in Singapore. As early as last year, junior designers from all around the world had been asked to let their creativity run free and enter their Martini cocktail glasses, exclusively designed for Bombay Sapphire, to the international competition. More


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Professor Dr. Peter Zec to give speech at closing ceremony of Seoul Design Olympiad

At the closing ceremony of the “Seoul Design Olympiad” on 30 October, design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and initiator of the “World Design Capital” project, will congratulate the city of Seoul on the extraordinary success of the 21-day design festival. More


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

“Good Design for Good Business” – Managing director of Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Ljubljana

Under the title “Good Design for Good Business” the managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Vito Oražem, explained the great importance of design for internationally successful companies at the “Bio 21” (biennial of industrial design) in Ljubljana on 20 October 2008. His discussion focused above all on two essential questions: why does design have such great importance in globalised markets? And how can companies improve their business by investing in design? More


Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Professor Dr. Peter Zec as design and business expert at the International Business Advisory Conference 2008 in Seoul

On 30 October 2008 the annual meeting of the “Seoul International Business Advisory Council”, the circle of advisors of the city of Seoul, will take place in Seoul. This year’s meeting will be held under the motto “Seoul: A City of Culture-Nomics with Creative Design”. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, who has been the only design advisor supporting the advisory council for more than one year now, will as a design and business expert comment on the topic “How to build Seoul brand as a ‘Culture-nomic’ city?” in a discussion panel. More


Thursday, 23 October 2008

red dot on tour in Paris

The special exhibition of the tenth French design competition “Observeur du design” from 23 October in Paris is all about cultural identities. The twelve most prestigious European design competitions were called upon to enter award-winning products that represent the identity of their respective country. Thus also three footballs by adidas – all of them winners of a red dot award – will embark on a trip to Paris. More


Wednesday, 8 October 2008

red dot goes Dubai – 76 red dot winners present themselves at the “Index 2008”

For 76 companies the door to one of the most important growth markets in the world is now opening: the winners of the red dot design award were invited to seize this unique opportunity and present themselves at the largest interior design trade fair in the Middle East and Asia. More


Monday, 29 September 2008

IDA welcomes International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) and the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), partners in the International Design Alliance (IDA), have officially signed an agreement welcoming the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) as the IDA's newest partner. More


Friday, 26 September 2008

“Imaginative Innovation in Design”: Professor Dr. Peter Zec is speaking at the Hongik University in South Korea

On the occasion of the “Design & Innovation Management” programme, which is organised by the “International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS) of the Hongik University in Korea together with the Stanford University, California, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, expert in design and economics, was invited to give a lecture. In his keynote titled “Imaginative Innovation in Design” Professor Dr. Zec explained the interactions between creativity, innovation and design management. He addressed executive directors and managers of Korean companies who had turned up in large numbers. More


Monday, 22 September 2008

Design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec gives talk on “Models on the glass catwalk”

What do fashion and glass have in common? This question was the focal point of the lecture “Models on the glass catwalk”, which was given by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, head of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and initiator of the red dot design award, at the third “Trendtag Glas” seminar in Düsseldorf, Germany, on 18 September 2008. His thesis was: there are definitely interesting results to be gained when comparing the fashion industry with the glass industry. More