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.

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Design Award news

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Final call for submissions

The finishing line is closing in for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This is the last chance to participate in the annual largest congregation of design concepts! Designers only have a few days left to put the finishing touches on their best concepts, and prototypes for submission. More


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

"Usability, function and aesthetics" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the characteristics of good design

In the final part of the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo asks Professor Dr Peter Zec the mother of all questions: “What is good design?”. The founder and CEO of Red Dot names the most important characteristics, provides prospects on the future of design and explains, why he admires Italy and the Italian lifestyle. More


Monday, 12 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Democracy of Design

Martin Darbyshire is the founder and CEO of design studio “tangerine” with offices in the United Kingdom, Korea and Brazil. Martin is a leading authority in innovative design and strategy, with 30 years of experience in the design industry. During the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, caught up with Martin Darbyshire for a chat about progressive design today and for the future. More


Friday, 9 May 2014

Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents outstanding selection of the most innovative communication designs

Visitors of the newest Red Dot exhibition venue in Taiwan are able to meet awarded objects from various life and products worlds. After “Every Product tells a Story” and “Style your life”, the exhibition “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners’ Selection” starts on 15 May 2014. It shows a selection of award-winning works from Taiwan, distinguished in 2013. Furthermore, nearly all international works awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best and a Red Dot: Grand Prix in last year’s competition are featured in this unique exhibition. More


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thebe Ikalafeng from South Africa to judge in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design for the first time

South African born award-winning global African branding and reputation authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, joins the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. He is the first African juror in this prestigious competition. Ikalafeng anticipates that his invitation will be the beginning of broadening the interest for Africans to participate in this global award. More


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

"A strong brand" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the history of the Red Dot

Specialist publisher, global design directory, institute – Red Dot has many facets. In the second part of the video interview with Riccardo Capuzzo, Professor Dr Peter Zec explains the history of the Red Dot. He points out how the initiative of the German company Krupp turned into an idea over the years, which he finally developed into a strong brand and one of the world`s most renowned design competitions. More


Wednesday, 30 April 2014

"Red Dot helps to be good in design" - video series with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

For Red Dot, the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, the world`s largest furniture trade fair, is one of the most important dates of the year. During the get-together of the design industry, international exhibitors present their current designs and use the opportunity for creative and economic exchange. For the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo interviewed Professor Dr. Peter Zec. In the first part of the talk, the founder and CEO of Red Dot tells about the importance of an international jury of experts, the independence of the renowned competition from the industry, and why Red Dot helps to be good in design. More


Tuesday, 29 April 2014

"Design for a better quality of life" - keynote by Professor Dr Peter Zec at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Societies in transition provide challenges for designers. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot and keynote speaker at the coming PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in Essen, thinks that the huge changes in Europe are the best thing that can happen to their profession. “When there’s no budget anymore and nothing is for granted, you start thinking.” More


Friday, 25 April 2014

Making al fresco dining even nicer - design products for picnics

Right on time for the beginning of the outdoor season, the Ret Dot Design Shop is presenting lots of new design products for stylish outdoor leisure time. This spring, one of the main areas of focus is on outdoor dining. The range has been extended accordingly to include thermos flasks and colourful containers, mobile table grills and salad bowls from brands such as Koziol, Eva Solo, Black + Blum, Emsa and Normann Copenhagen. Books on the topic will inspire you to try out some of the recipes, ensuring that the first picnic of the year is a culinary success. More


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Power of Colour

Vivian Wai-Kwan Cheng began her career as a watch designer and later continued as an industrial designer of fashion accessories. Vivian has made a major impact on the Hong Kong design scene. She talked to Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, after the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in Essen in late February this year. More