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


Monday, 15 August 2016

Spot on – The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 have been chosen

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skills in a total of 21 categories. For the first time, E-Commerce and Retail Design were included in the main entry categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year. In 2016, only 0,8 percent of the works submitted were honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best – the award for outstanding design expertise. More

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Spanish Red Dot winners: exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño!” in Zaragoza

Already since 11 May 2016, the exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” is on show in the Museum Pablo Serrano in Zaragoza, Spain. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany organizes it jointly with the Centro Aragonés de Diseño Industrial (Cadi) and the Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos (IAACC PABLO SERRANO). Until 18 September 2016, the presentation gives an overview of the contemporary understanding of design in Spain and underlines its international charisma. More

Friday, 5 August 2016

China Good Design: Participation only until 12 August – tips from juror Gordon Bruce

China Good Design 2016 is in full swing. Until 12 August, participants can enter their best products to the competition, a cooperation of Red Dot with the Xiamen Media Group. Jury member Gordon Bruce shares the key to creating a successful product in an interview with InDesign. More

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 - Interview with Simon Kidd from Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design is dedicated to making highest quality video affordable to everyone – an approach that has had a lasting impact on the industry in the past 15 years. The products combine a user focus and innovative technology with a design and a pricing structure that make them relevant not just for professionals but also for consumers. In recent years, the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team under the leadership of Simon Kidd has recorded notable successes in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Red Dot talked to him about his work at Blackmagic Design. More

Monday, 25 July 2016

Only until 31 July: special exhibition of international product designs in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016” will be on show only until 31 July. The largest special exhibition in area in the Red Dot Award’s history presents current prize-winning products in two locations at UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein: From lifestyle accessories to consumer electronics to household helpers: The Red Dot Design Museum displays the most extensive selection of international innovations, completed by further designs in the neighbouring Hall 8. More

Friday, 22 July 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 – jury session successfully completed

The jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has been a great success. For three days, the members of this year’s Red Dot jury evaluated the multiplicity of projects. The entries out of 21 main categories were judged by 26 specialists including design professionals from all around the world, journalists and industry experts. Some of them are already experienced Red Dot jurors, some of them are part of the panel for the first time. Red Dot always watches out for a balanced constellation in order to achieve a selection process as independent as possible. More

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents exhibition on 3D printing: “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium. More

Monday, 11 July 2016

Influential technology designer: Tönis Käo has died

It is not unusual for a designer to be less well known than the products he created. Tönis Käo was no exception. Born in 1940 in Saaremaa (Estonia), Käo chose Munich as his home. It was there that he came up with concepts whose realisation became possible decades later and which became extremely popular. He also designed products that everyone in Germany above the age of 40 is likely to be familiar with – even though the visionary designer himself did not become a household name until much later. More

Friday, 8 July 2016

CONVERGE 2016 – a new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers. More

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Red Dot jury: the panel is set

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is ready. Soon, the international panel will come to Essen, Germany and decide which of the numerous entries will be honoured with the Red Dot this year. Beside other big names of the industry, the Scottish designer Jack Renwick, newcomer Jörg Sachtleben from Scholz & Friends and Michel Chanaud from France, editor of étapes:, will be part of the Red Dot jury. More