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

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Three questions to: Ran Amitai & Gilli Kuchik of Bakery Studio

The art of origami looks back at a hundred-year-old tradition in Asia. The skilful folding of paper transforms it into two- and three-dimensional sculptures of authentic appearance. This art served as a source of inspiration for the NOM (Nature of Material) furniture series, which was developed by Bakery Studio from Israel for Italian manufacturer Cappellini. More »


Friday, 12 September 2014

Innovative design studios present themselves at the Red Dot Forum in Xiamen

The Xiamen International Design Business Week promises global design achievements on the highest level. Red Dot is the major partner of the fair in the South-Chinese metropolis for the third time now and it is already considered as the most important meeting of the industry. From 5 – 8 November 2014, 150 best practice examples will present the state of the art in design and show, how a sustainable design strategy leads to economical success. More »


Thursday, 11 September 2014

"Define Game Design" - Red Dot Award conference with game expert Daniel Budiman in Berlin

What is game design? Everything – that’s what Daniel Budiman, presenter of the TV show Game One, would say. But how can we even describe “everything”? By having renowned experts and industry gurus speak about their ideas and experiences relating to game design and inviting others to be part of the happening. Consequently, following on from last year’s success, Red Dot will present itself as a mediator for the creative industries once again in 2014 – with “Define Game Design” at the Café Moskau in Berlin on 23 October in collaboration with Daniel Budiman. More »


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

3 questions to: Thomas Schandelmeier, in-house designe rat Wiha Werkzeuge

Functionality and ergonomics are important features for tools. To ensure a smooth working processes, for instance in assembly work, the equipment needs to be easy to handle but also versatile in use. For German manufacturer Wiha Werkzeuge, Thomas Schandelmeier developed a magazine bit holder with an innovative opening mechanism. Via an easy-to-operate pressure lock, the user receives the correct bit simply through the push of a button. The ergonomic magazine handle design is very compact but enables energy-saving, comfortable and effective screw fastening. More »


Friday, 5 September 2014

Every Product Tells a Story - Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail. More »


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 - Creative highlights in Berlin

The dates for this year’s creative events by Red Dot in Berlin have been set. The design competition will be massively present in the Germany capital from 23 to 25 October as part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. The long weekend will be devoted entirely to honouring this year’s winners. 7,096 projects from 49 countries were entered in the competition this year. More »


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

3 questions to: Ora-ïto

Inspired by nature, French designer Ora-ïto skilfully played with the patterns of human perception when creating the dining table of the same name for the manufacturer Roche Bobois. Connected to the ground by three spiralled arms, the round tempered glass top of the Ora-ïto table seems as if it were moving and spinning upon itself. In a symbiosis between visionary design and technological know-how the Ora-ïto emerged as a table of extraordinary beauty – a fascinating manifestation of motion in form that lures the senses. More »


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 »