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, 28 August 2014

Fair for mobile free time: Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf begins

On 30 August 2014, the world`s biggest fair for motorhomes and caravans goes into its 53rd round in Düsseldorf/Germany – and it will be larger than ever. On an area of 190,000 square meters, around 580 international exhibitors present their latest products and technical innovations in the field of mobile lifestyle. A glance at the list of exhibitors, which includes renowned Red Dot laureates, makes clear that besides functionality also the design of caravans plays an important role. More »


Monday, 25 August 2014

3 questions to: Full Circle Design Team

Design does not only describe a nice outside or special technology. For an outstandingly designed product, the interaction of innovation, form and functionality is very important. Only when all characteristics harmonise perfectly, a well-balanced work that can stand the critical eye of the Red Dot jury arises. More »


Monday, 18 August 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 - competition for creatives honours this year's best

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 have been chosen, with the respected Red Dot jury selecting the year’s best entries from a total of 7,096 projects entered. Designers, agencies, freelancers and young professionals were able to enter their works in 16 categories. Out of these, the international panel of experts for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design gave awards to the newest marketing approaches, creative trends and advertising campaigns. The jury awarded a total of 569 Red Dots, and the winners will be delighted to receive this global quality label. More »


Friday, 15 August 2014

The Power of Object(s) - Professor Dr. Peter Zec opens exhibition on the success of Belgian design

Belgium looks back on centuries of tradition in the areas of design, architecture and arts and crafts, and particularly the last decade has seen a return to this expertise by increasing investments into the design industry. During the coming Brussels Design September festival, “The Power of Object(s)” opens. The exhibition features designers, which were able to establish numerous products on the market throughout the years. More »


Monday, 11 August 2014

3 questions for: Sandro Reginelli, designer at Maurice Lacroix

The watch industry constantly faces the challenge to reinvent itself. A watch is not only a tool for measuring time anymore, it rather is a special accessory which expresses its owner`s individual lifestyle. Therefore, the time at the Swiss watch manufacturer Maurice Lacroix does not stand still. With technical innovations, highest quality and temporary design, the brand does not only impress its sophisticated customers but also the Red Dot jury. More »


Friday, 8 August 2014

Well-known lecturers for the Red Dot Design Forum confirmed

For the third time in a row, Red Dot brings top-class designers and innovative companies together at the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, the latest products will be presented in benefit for the professional exchange. More »


Monday, 28 July 2014

3 questions for: Eberhard Meurer, chief designer of S. Siedle & Söhne

With a market share of about 50% regarding door intercom systems in Germany and an export share of almost 25%, S. Siedle & Söhne is one of the leading manufacturers of indoor communication technologies in Germany and across Europe. The history of the family company which is steeped in tradition dates back until the middle of the 18th century, when it moulded bells for the clock manufacture. Ever since, the company has become a specialist for communications in and around the house. More »


Friday, 18 July 2014

Winners' exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Outstanding product design does not only need to be communicated, but first of all be presented. Traditionally, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen shows all award-winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in a four-week special exhibition before they will be placed into the museum`s permanent presentation for at least one year or will be on tour in travelling exhibitions. Until 3 August, visitors are invited to experience “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014”. More »


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The world of product design in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2014/2015

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2014/2015 is a compilation of the three individual volumes Living, Doing & Working, in order to present the entire spectrum of innovative products new features from all sectors of product design. All of the approximately 1,300 products from all over the world have been distinguished by an independent jury of experts in the course of the Red Dot Award. The Yearbook reflects these design accomplishments impressively in illustrations and text. More »


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Apple, Audi and Adidas: The top brands of the world and their designers presented their successful achievements in Essen

On 7 July, the design world came together in Essen to celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. More than 1,200 international guests arrived at the glamorous awards ceremony in the Aalto-Theater. At the subsequent Designers’ Night they celebrated until the small hours of the morning. The last guests from business, design and media left the Red Dot Design Museum on the Zollverein World Heritage Site at 5:39 a.m. More »