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

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 »


Monday, 3 February 2014

Athmospheric vernissage in Basel: Jean-Jaques Schaffner and Peter Zec honour Red Dot winners in the St. Peter's Church

These days, design is shaping the third largest city in Switzerland: In the center of Basel, the incisive posters and banners, designed by the agency Schaffner & Conzelmann, are sticking out the mile and lead the way to several locations of the special exhibition „Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014“ (“Excellent. Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014”). The opening events on 30 and 31 January already attracted several hundreds of guests – now, the presentation of graphics, advertising and marketing projects can be visited by an even larger audience until 21 February 2014. More »


Thursday, 30 January 2014

The trend barometer for design-strong brands: Final spurt in the Red Dot Award 2014

Great authority in the search of the latest top performances in international product design: Being an independent competition, the Red Dot Award selects the best drafts from different industries for almost 60 years now. All those who want to go hunting for the Red Dot quality seal, need to hurry up: Only until 5 February 2014, companies and designers can enter their current products and projects in the competition. The final spurt is in full swing! More »


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In search of excellence: Final call for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

The countdown is on: Only until 5 February 2014, designers and manufacturers have the opportunity to enter their current drafts in the Red Dot Award: Product Design and assert themselves in one of the largest product competitions of the world. More »


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 enters standard submissions with full speed ahead

With the end of the “Early bird submission period” on 29th January, the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 enters the “Standard submission period” with all possible energy and enthusiasm. More »


Friday, 24 January 2014

MAISON&OBJET PARIS presents current living trends

From 24 to 28 January 2014 the MAISON&OBJET PARIS takes place. Twice a year, the fair for interior design and decoration invites international visitors to the Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte. At the sector meet-up, more than 3,000 exhibitors show their new collections on an area of 250,000 square metres. To cover every facet of interior design, artists, craftsmen, brands, manufacturers, importers, designers and stylists from the fields of fashion, home textiles and interior decoration, gifts and furniture are on the spot. More »


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Red Dot tightens its bonding with the South Chinese city Xiamen

Since 2012, Red Dot presents a selection of awarded products at the annual Xiamen Business of Design Week. Besides the best practice show, where laureates of the Red Dot introduce their designs and studios, the academic imparting of design quality is one of the key features: That is the reason why international design experts join the Red Dot Design Forum and discuss, in which way good product design can be of great importance for entrepreneurial success and how creativity can be supported efficiently. More »