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

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

red dot award: product design 2008 - Creative industry celebrates new design awareness

On the occasion of the red dot award: product design 2008 over 1,000 designers, culture enthusiasts, politicians and business specialists from all over the globe came together at the Essen Aalto Theatre on 23 June 2008 to honour this year’s award winners on stage. After the awards ceremony everyone celebrated late into the night at the traditional Winners' Party in the red dot design museum. More


Tuesday, 24 June 2008

red dot award: product design 2008 - Creative industry celebrates new design awareness

Everything exciting about the award ceremony and the winners of the red dot award: product design 2008 you can find here in our big award ceremony special! More


Tuesday, 17 June 2008

red dot presents red dot award-winning concepts at the ICFF 2008

At this year’s ICFF red dot presented a selection of design concepts which have won awards in the red dot award: design concept. A spectacular wall consisting of 6,000 connected bottles formed the backdrop of the exhibition. The “United Bottles” were designed by the “Instant Architects”. red dot interviewed Tobias Klauser of Instant Architects, who accompanied the exhibition at the ICFF. More


Friday, 13 June 2008

German-Korean Cooperation Forum on Design

On 24 June 2008, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, together with the Seoul Design Center, will host the second German-Korean Cooperation Forum on Design at the red dot design museum. Interested designers and entrepreneurs will have the chance to establish interesting contacts and exchange views with a delegation from Korea. The main topic will be “Life Science Design”. More


Thursday, 12 June 2008

Interview with red dot juror Rainer Hirt

Rainer Hirt is a member of this year’s international jury of the red dot award: communication design as an expert for the category ‘Sound Design’. The communication designer is founder of the website www.audio-branding.de and co-founder of Anemono Kommunikation, a firm specialised in multisensory corporate brand design. In an interview with red dot, Rainer Hirt talked about the significance of acoustic brand management and his expectations for this year’s adjudication. More


Friday, 6 June 2008

red dot award: design concept winner Gerald Wirthenstätter claims first successes

A little over a year ago, the Austrian designer Gerald Wirthenstätter won the red dot: best of the best in the category red dot award: design concept for “Tringa,” an innovative rowboat that can be rowed in the direction the rower is looking. In a conversation with red dot, the designer talked about the success which his distinction has brought him so far. More


Thursday, 5 June 2008

World Industrial design Day

On 29 June 2008 the design world will celebrate the first „World Industrial Design Day“. The World Industrial Design Day has been initiated by the international umbrella association of industrial designers Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) with a view to offer as of now a fix date every year on which the merits of the profession of industrial designers and their influence on our living standards shall be recalled. More


Wednesday, 4 June 2008

interview with Kelley Cheng

The red dot award: communication design will offer for the first time a separate evaluation of works from the Chinese speaking contributors. Experienced jury members who master the Chinese language will assess the contributions. In an interview red dot talked to the Chinese jury member Kelley Cheng. More


Sunday, 25 May 2008

china interview

As a contribution to China’s fast-paced economic development and the corresponding increase of advertisements, posters etc. in Chinese language the red dot design award will offer for the first time a separate evaluation of works from the Chinese speaking contributors. Experienced jury members who master the Chinese language will assess the contributions. In an interview red dot talked to the Chinese jury member Lim Sau Foong. More


Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Design expert Professor Dr. Zec holds lecture in Shenzhen (China)

In Shenzhen, the neighbouring city of Hong Kong and China’s oldest Special Economic Zone, the first “China World Industrial Design Forum” took place from 17 to 18 May 2008. The event was part of the “International Cultural Industry Fair” (ICIF), a creative industries fair in Shenzhen, which is the largest in the People’s Republic of China. Renowned business and design experts, among them Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and Senator of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), were invited to discuss the significance of design for Chinese companies against the backdrop of global markets under the motto “Feel the design power and use it in real life”. More