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

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 »


Thursday, 17 April 2014

"People-centred design": Veryday CEO Krister Torssell delivers keynote speech at the PROUD Forum "Design for societal change"

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. During the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen on 8 May 2014, CEO Krister Torssell will hold a keynote speech on “People-centred design”, thus granting insights into the secret to Veryday’s success. More »


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Visualising the future, for a better world

Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, is looking for the institution entrant that demonstrates the best use of digital visualisation and simulation techniques among this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 winners. As the newly named official design software partner for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, Autodesk will send the Institution winner to attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas, USA, in December 2014. More »


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

45-year success story honoured - Veryday is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. It was announced today at a press conference in Milan that the product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and president of Red Dot, personally congratulated Krister Torssell, CEO of Veryday, at the world’s largest furniture trade fair “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, otherwise known as “Milan Design Week”. More »


Monday, 7 April 2014

Contemporary Swedish Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Design from Sweden is highly appreciated all over the world. With good cause as numerous exhibitions on Swedish design strengths prove. Now, the creative heads from the North enter the Milan Design Week. From 8-13 April 2014, the show “Swedish Design goes Milan: In Real Life” can be visited in the Art Nouveau palace La Posteria in the famous Brera district. More »