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.

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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

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Standard submission for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 closes on 2 April

The end of the standard submission period draws near with less than seven days to go. Benefits of the standard submission period include lower registration fees and the option of submitting entries in German, Chinese and Korean – avoiding the hassle of translation! More »

Monday, 24 March 2014

The expert jury has chosen - the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 have been announced

They tested, assessed, criticised and discussed. After a jury session spanning three long days, the team of experts had reached a consensus: the best products of 2014 have been chosen. A record number of designers and companies from all over the world took part in this year’s competition by submitting their innovations for the renowned design award that is the Red Dot. With 4,815 entries, the Red Dot Award: Product Design received the highest-ever number of entries and at the same time added some new countries to the list of participants. More »

Monday, 24 March 2014

Distinguished jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept to decide on the best designs of 2014

With the search for the best ideas, prototypes and concepts for the year advancing with all possible energy and enthusiasm, preparations for the adjudication of the best design concepts are already at full speed. More »

Thursday, 20 March 2014

PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges”

On Thursday, 8 May 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is organising the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges”. Experts from around the world will give insights in new design tools and methods and assess their potential in terms of their productive and social value. During the morning, lectures by renowned keynote speakers introduce current approaches, developments and opportunities in English. In the afternoon, various workshops offer the opportunity to discuss single aspects in more depth. More »

Friday, 7 March 2014

Günter Wermekes is nominated for the design of the “Tang Prize” medal

Günter Wermekes – jewellery designer, Red Dot juror and responsible for the Red Dot Trophy: At the suggestion of Red Dot he is now chosen as one of the candidates to present the design of the “Tang Prize” medal. In 2013, the Red Dot Trophy was awarded at the gala of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, for the first time. On July 2014, on stage of the Aalto-Theater in Essen it will be given to the winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best again. More »

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Winner “Flexita Grater” to be sold in stores

In 2012, Ely Rozenberg was awarded the Red Dot: Best of the Best for Flexita Grater, a food grater that transforms from two to three dimensions. It simply flattens when not in use and molds into a handy grip when needed. Crafted from harmonic steel, the metal that has a ‘memory’ and returns to its original flat shape after bending. The concept has since developed into a product and is now available in the market. More »

Friday, 28 February 2014

Convincing product presentation within the Xiamen International Design Business Week - Red Dot in China

From 5 – 8 November 2014, Red Dot brings the world of design to the International Conference and Exhibition Center of the South-Chinese metropolis Xiamen. True to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, inspiring product exhibitions, informative presentations, an exclusive design forum with renowned speakers and the second term of the Red Dot Academy invite for a week of professional exchange, networking and entering new markets. More »

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Long-time jury member: Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl retired

For more than three decades, Prof. Dr. Florian Hufnagl shaped the German museum- and especially the design scene with great consistency. Since his nomination as curator of the “Neue Sammlung” in Munich in 1980, he consequently developed the institution further, extended its inventory and moved the museum into a direction that clearly bears his marks. In 1990, he became managing director of the collection and provided the visitors with an exceptional view as well as a special approach to well-designed everyday objects ever since. After 33 years, the design expert retired. More »

Monday, 10 February 2014

Best design concepts of the year on the tablet - Red Dot Design Concept iPad App available now

The Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook represents a culmination of a six month search for the best design ideas and prototypes – a weighty tome of hard work and design ingenuity by designers, studios, product companies and research institutions collected in a single book. Now, the design reference book can easily be carried around – being available as an iPad application. More »

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Renowned, international, independent: the Red Dot jury for 2014 has been announced!

Bit by bit, several thousands of products entered in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 are arriving at the judging hall in the Ruhr region/Germany. Whether they come in a small package or a large container, the designs from vastly different areas of life are currently being prepared for their big moment. Design experts from all over the world will discuss each entry in a professional atmosphere during the jury session and assess its design quality. Only very few products are awarded the sought-after Red Dot seal or the even more seldom distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. More »