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

Monday, 13 January 2014

imm cologne 2014 - Red Dot winners at the international furnishing show

At the beginning of the year, the furnishing trade fair imm cologne introduces the trends for 2014. Visitors can look forward to the latest products and brands from the fields “Create. Furnish. Live.”. From 13 January until 19 January 2014, more than 1,000 provider from over 50 countries present a diversity of product innovations and inform about current developments of the industry. Among them, there are numerous Red Dot awarded companies which show new living ideas for every home, different styles and demands. More »


Friday, 10 January 2014

Red Dot jury forms up to start the search for design excellence (part 1)

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 is in full swing and companies, manufacturers and designers are still encouraged to participate in the competition with their most creative and innovative products until 5 February 2014. Shortly after the end of the registration period, the international Red Dot jury will get together in Essen/Germany, to evaluate and discuss every single submission live and on-site and to decide whether it will be awarded with the worldwide renowned quality seal – the Red Dot. As exciting as the annual product innovations is the circle of design experts, which steadily forms up to the Red Dot jury. More »


Monday, 6 January 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - The search for the best visions, prototypes and concepts has just begun

Currently, design teams, inventors, students, research institutes design departments, architects and engineers are invited to submit their great design ideas for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014. The early bird submission period, which is running until 29 January 2014, has started. Last year, 4,394 entries submitted from 57 countries confirmed the international importance of the award – for companies, design studios, universities and designers alike. More »


Friday, 27 December 2013

Emotions, events and successes: The Red Dot year 2013

Red Dot looks back on an exciting year 2013. The three competitions Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept elected the best of their fields with their expert juries. With the opening of the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei and worldwide special exhibitions as well as events, Red Dot expanded the international design network. Also in the digital world, the year 2013 was characterised by networking: With Red Dot 21, the global design directory, and the Red Dot App, new virtual rooms for the presentation of brands, products and designers were created. More »


Friday, 20 December 2013

Impressive setting: Küppersbusch puts its "Meisterstück" into the museum's light

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen is the perfect place for the presentation of product design as the 2,000 exhibits prove, which can be found on the five floors of the house. All current winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design are presented for at least one year in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex and create an exciting contrast between historical industrial architecture and modern product culture. Companies and designers, which are represented here with their innovative and shapely everyday items, belong to the best of their industry – just like Küppersbusch. More »


Monday, 16 December 2013

Product auction of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen enthused bidders and visitors

On Sunday, 15 December 2013, more than 130 products were auctioned for a good cause in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. About 120 design friends came to have a look at shapely products and to make a bid on their favourite piece. Some people seized the auction as exciting Christmas shopping, some were glad about design objects for their own four walls. Even auction professionals from the retail industry were there to buy objects for their own shops. More »


Monday, 16 December 2013

Agency of the year 2013 presents special exhibition: "FACE:DESIGN" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since mid-November, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is presenting the special exhibition “Selected works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013”. From 18 December 2013, the house will grant further exciting insights into the fascinating world of communication design: Mutabor, the most successful agency of the year 2013, presents itself with the room installation “FACE:DESIGN” which will be on show in the former boiler house of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex until 2 February 2014. More »


Friday, 13 December 2013

Red Dot on Tour until January 2014 in Berlin

Only until 5 January visitors can visit the exhibition “Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2013“ in the Museum for Communication in Berlin. From online communication to game design and social media – here, the latest trends, marketing tools and communication campaigns are presented. Afterwards, Red Dot on Tour continues: Friends of outstanding design and especially Swiss people can look forward to a further exhibition stop in Basel. On 31 January 2014 “Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014“ will open. More »


Monday, 9 December 2013

Red Dot Best Practice: spur for high-class performances

While manufacturers and designers around the world are being invited to register their best designed and most innovative products for the Red Dot Award 2014, Red Dot is presenting a selection of the award-winning works from last year’s competition. The weekly published “Red Dot Best Practice” special informs about outstandingly designed products and the jury’s opinion on the achievements. Moreover, short interviews grant insides into the work of the award-winning designers. More »


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The countdown is on: Early Bird registration ends soon!

With the aim to select the best designed and most innovative products of the year, the Red Dot Award has recently started a new round. Until 6 December 2013, companies and designers run the chance to enter their well-designed projects for the coveted Red Dot and benefit from the reduced registration fee of the Early Bird period. More »