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, 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

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Award-winning design, premium products and a touch of Hollywood in Essen: That was the Red Dot Gala 2016.

On 4 July, everyone who was anyone in international design came to Essen, Germany. In spring, a 41-strong jury had awarded the coveted Red Dot label for good design to the most outstanding products of the year. Now it was time to pay tribute to the winning creations and the people who made them. More

Monday, 4 July 2016

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 gives exclusive tips for Melbourne

This year, the “Black Magic Industrial Design team led by Simon Kidd” from Australia is honoured as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016. The highest honorary title of the Red Dot Award: Product Design goes to Blackmagic, one of the globally most influential innovators and manufacturers of creative video technologies. In the Red Dot App, Simon Kidd, the company’s Director of Industrial Design, exclusively shows his favourite places in the second largest city of the Australian continent within the “Designers’ Hotspots” series. More

Friday, 1 July 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design – the jury is growing

Only a few days left until the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 will take place. The international expert panel, the Red Dot jury, will meet in Essen, Germany, to evaluate this year’s competition entries during several days. At the end of the process it will be certain who meets the requirements of the jury and thus receives the sought-after quality seal “Red Dot”. The communications projects from around the world will among others be assessed by Chris Lee from Singapore, Jean Jacques Schaffner from Switzerland and Seung Hun Yoo from Korea. More

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Living, Doing, Working & Enjoying: Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 shows current award-winning products

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 reflects the entire spectrum of contemporary products and innovations from all fields of everyday life. Subdivided into different topics, it provides a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments. For the first time, the reference work of current industrial design will be published in four volumes: The single books “Living”, “Doing” and “Working” will be complemented by the volume “Enjoying”. More

Monday, 27 June 2016

Three at one stroke: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents inspiring special exhibitions in July

From 5 July 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents three special exhibitions at once at Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can experience the best products of the year in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016”, and can meet the creative video technology of the design team of the year in “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”. Moreover, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” informs about the current design understanding in Taiwan. More

Friday, 24 June 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 – further jury members

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 continues to grow. Among the design professionals from all around the world Prof. Dr. Christof Rezk-Salama. The game design expert can already look back on years of experience as a Red Dot juror. Also Johnason Lo from Taiwan, founder and creative director of JL DESIGN, will support the jury once again with his international expertise. More

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Exhibition by the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 – “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”

The honorary title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016” was granted to the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd in recognition of highest design quality and a sustainable creation policy. With “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”, the designers from Australia present their know-how from 5 July until 28 August 2016 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany. More