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


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Friday, 16 September 2016

Successful exhibition opening: Red Dot winners demonstrate “La valeur du design” in France

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, a new Red Dot exhibition opened in France. During a reception at the Cité du Design in St. Etienne, “La valeur du design” (“The value of design”) was on show for the first time. Until 8 January 2017, Red Dot awarded products from France and around the world inform visitors about the merits and value of good design. They demonstrate that the term “design” goes way beyond the surface. More


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Awarded communication design: Mutabor, The Techno Creatives and SAP

Not long now: On 4 November 2016, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will be honoured in Berlin. On stage of the Konzerthaus Berlin the best of the best will receive their Red Dot Trophies. And it remains exciting until the very end: Only on the evening of the awarding ceremony, in the presence of 1,400 international guests, it is announced who will get the highest single distinction of a category, the Red Dot: Grand Prix. Mutabor, The Techno Creatives and the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center can already be pleased now as they all have been awarded in this year’s competition. More


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot in China 2016

From 29 October until 1 November 2016, Red Dot brings the world of design to the International Conference and Exhibition Center of the South-East-Chinese metropolis Xiamen: For the fifth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and trade fair organiser of the Xiamen International Design Week (XIDW). Red Dot has been hosting the trade fair for premium products since 2012. With 300,000 visitors in 2015 alone, it has become an important platform for manufacturers and designers in the Asia-Pacific region. More


Monday, 12 September 2016

Outstanding design and its makers: drone “Xplorer”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category, among them the drone Xplorer. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this drone, and talked to the designers Huang Xinshui and Li Mulin. More


Friday, 9 September 2016

“La valeur du design” – Red Dot selection 2016 in St. Etienne

In St. Etienne, France, a new exhibition will present the merits and value of good design – and it will prove that the term goes way beyond the surface. From 15 September 2016 until 8 January 2017, “La valeur du design” (“The value of design”) will show Red Dot awarded products from France and around the world at the Cité du Design. More


Wednesday, 7 September 2016

IFA 2016: Red Dot winners, smart household appliances and drones

The IFA is the world’s leading fair for consumer electronics and home appliances. On an area of 150,000 square metres, about 1,600 exhibitors presented more than 10,000 innovations this year. Also a Red Dot team was on site: to meet laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design and discover the newest trends and developments. The keynote “Consumer experience in the connected kitchen” by Dr. Karsten Ottenberg, CEO BSH Hausgeräte, granted insights into current product worlds and the technologies of tomorrow. In general, the terms “smart” and “connectivity” were fundamental keywords on the Berlin fair. More


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Red Dot winners 2016: 22quadrat, Beetroot Design Group and Yadegar Asisi

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 are set. From thousands of entries, the jury has chosen the best communication performances of the year. In a total of 21 categories, designers from all over the world could demonstrate their talent. Among others, the agency 22quadrat, the Beetroot Design Group as well as the artist Yadegar Asisi can be glad about a distinction with the Red Dot label. More


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Outstanding design and its makers: Wristwatch “Minimatik”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category. The Minimatik for instance stood out in the watch category. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this wristwatch, and talked to Simon Husslein, one of the designers. More


Thursday, 25 August 2016

Communications performances: Red Dot awards REWE Group, Daimler and STRICHPUNKT DESIGN

The best projects of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 have been chosen. Designers from 44 countries can be glad about the international distinction with the Red Dot label this year. They managed to convince the expert panel with innovative campaigns, impressive marketing concepts, the latest communication measures as well as a high design level and a maximum of creativity. More


Tuesday, 23 August 2016

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking about digital design tools at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Innovative products arise from the interplay of form and function. That is why a harmonious synthesis of design and technology is of enormous importance already in the early stages of the development process. Today, modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product. From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, how and with which results this works. More