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, 9 September 2014

3 questions to: Thomas Schandelmeier, in-house designe rat Wiha Werkzeuge

Functionality and ergonomics are important features for tools. To ensure a smooth working processes, for instance in assembly work, the equipment needs to be easy to handle but also versatile in use. For German manufacturer Wiha Werkzeuge, Thomas Schandelmeier developed a magazine bit holder with an innovative opening mechanism. Via an easy-to-operate pressure lock, the user receives the correct bit simply through the push of a button. The ergonomic magazine handle design is very compact but enables energy-saving, comfortable and effective screw fastening. More


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 - Creative highlights in Berlin

The dates for this year’s creative events by Red Dot in Berlin have been set. The design competition will be massively present in the Germany capital from 23 to 25 October as part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. The long weekend will be devoted entirely to honouring this year’s winners. 7,096 projects from 49 countries were entered in the competition this year. More


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

3 questions to: Ora-ïto

Inspired by nature, French designer Ora-ïto skilfully played with the patterns of human perception when creating the dining table of the same name for the manufacturer Roche Bobois. Connected to the ground by three spiralled arms, the round tempered glass top of the Ora-ïto table seems as if it were moving and spinning upon itself. In a symbiosis between visionary design and technological know-how the Ora-ïto emerged as a table of extraordinary beauty – a fascinating manifestation of motion in form that lures the senses. More


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fair for mobile free time: Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf begins

On 30 August 2014, the world`s biggest fair for motorhomes and caravans goes into its 53rd round in Düsseldorf/Germany – and it will be larger than ever. On an area of 190,000 square meters, around 580 international exhibitors present their latest products and technical innovations in the field of mobile lifestyle. A glance at the list of exhibitors, which includes renowned Red Dot laureates, makes clear that besides functionality also the design of caravans plays an important role. More


Monday, 25 August 2014

3 questions to: Full Circle Design Team

Design does not only describe a nice outside or special technology. For an outstandingly designed product, the interaction of innovation, form and functionality is very important. Only when all characteristics harmonise perfectly, a well-balanced work that can stand the critical eye of the Red Dot jury arises. More


Monday, 18 August 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 - competition for creatives honours this year's best

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 have been chosen, with the respected Red Dot jury selecting the year’s best entries from a total of 7,096 projects entered. Designers, agencies, freelancers and young professionals were able to enter their works in 16 categories. Out of these, the international panel of experts for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design gave awards to the newest marketing approaches, creative trends and advertising campaigns. The jury awarded a total of 569 Red Dots, and the winners will be delighted to receive this global quality label. More


Friday, 15 August 2014

The Power of Object(s) - Professor Dr. Peter Zec opens exhibition on the success of Belgian design

Belgium looks back on centuries of tradition in the areas of design, architecture and arts and crafts, and particularly the last decade has seen a return to this expertise by increasing investments into the design industry. During the coming Brussels Design September festival, “The Power of Object(s)” opens. The exhibition features designers, which were able to establish numerous products on the market throughout the years. More


Monday, 11 August 2014

3 questions for: Sandro Reginelli, designer at Maurice Lacroix

The watch industry constantly faces the challenge to reinvent itself. A watch is not only a tool for measuring time anymore, it rather is a special accessory which expresses its owner`s individual lifestyle. Therefore, the time at the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix does not stand still. With technical innovations, highest quality and temporary design, the brand does not only impress its sophisticated customers but also the Red Dot jury. More


Friday, 8 August 2014

Well-known lecturers for the Red Dot Design Forum confirmed

For the third time in a row, Red Dot brings top-class designers and innovative companies together at the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, the latest products will be presented in benefit for the professional exchange. More


Monday, 28 July 2014

3 questions for: Eberhard Meurer, chief designer of S. Siedle & Söhne

With a market share of about 50% regarding door intercom systems in Germany and an export share of almost 25%, S. Siedle & Söhne is one of the leading manufacturers of indoor communication technologies in Germany and across Europe. The history of the family company which is steeped in tradition dates back until the middle of the 18th century, when it moulded bells for the clock manufacture. Ever since, the company has become a specialist for communications in and around the house. More