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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Monday, 25 July 2016

Only until 31 July: special exhibition of international product designs in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016” will be on show only until 31 July. The largest special exhibition in area in the Red Dot Award’s history presents current prize-winning products in two locations at UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein: From lifestyle accessories to consumer electronics to household helpers: The Red Dot Design Museum displays the most extensive selection of international innovations, completed by further designs in the neighbouring Hall 8. More


Friday, 22 July 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 – jury session succesfully completed

The jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has been a great success. For three days, the members of this year’s Red Dot jury evaluated the multiplicity of projects. The entries out of 21 main categories were judged by 26 specialists including design professionals from all around the world, journalists and industry experts. Some of them are already experienced Red Dot jurors, some of them are part of the panel for the first time. Red Dot always watches out for a balanced constellation in order to achieve a selection process as independent as possible. More


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents exhibition on 3D printing: “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium. More


Monday, 11 July 2016

Influential technology designer: Tönis Käo has died

It is not unusual for a designer to be less well known than the products he created. Tönis Käo was no exception. Born in 1940 in Saaremaa (Estonia), Käo chose Munich as his home. It was there that he came up with concepts whose realisation became possible decades later and which became extremely popular. He also designed products that everyone in Germany above the age of 40 is likely to be familiar with – even though the visionary designer himself did not become a household name until much later. More


Friday, 8 July 2016

CONVERGE 2016 – a new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers. More


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Red Dot jury: the panel is set

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is ready. Soon, the international panel will come to Essen, Germany and decide which of the numerous entries will be honoured with the Red Dot this year. Beside other big names of the industry, the Scottish designer Jack Renwick, newcomer Jörg Sachtleben from Scholz & Friends and Michel Chanaud from France, editor of étapes:, will be part of the Red Dot jury. More


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Award-winning design, premium products and a touch of Hollywood in Essen: That was the Red Dot Gala 2016.

On 4 July, everyone who was anyone in international design came to Essen, Germany. In spring, a 41-strong jury had awarded the coveted Red Dot label for good design to the most outstanding products of the year. Now it was time to pay tribute to the winning creations and the people who made them. More


Monday, 4 July 2016

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 gives exclusive tips for Melbourne

This year, the “Black Magic Industrial Design team led by Simon Kidd” from Australia is honoured as Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016. The highest honorary title of the Red Dot Award: Product Design goes to Blackmagic, one of the globally most influential innovators and manufacturers of creative video technologies. In the Red Dot App, Simon Kidd, the company’s Director of Industrial Design, exclusively shows his favourite places in the second largest city of the Australian continent within the “Designers’ Hotspots” series. More


Friday, 1 July 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design – the jury is growing

Only a few days left until the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 will take place. The international expert panel, the Red Dot jury, will meet in Essen, Germany, to evaluate this year’s competition entries during several days. At the end of the process it will be certain who meets the requirements of the jury and thus receives the sought-after quality seal “Red Dot”. The communications projects from around the world will among others be assessed by Chris Lee from Singapore, Jean Jacques Schaffner from Switzerland and Seung Hun Yoo from Korea. More


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Living, Doing, Working & Enjoying: Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 shows current award-winning products

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 reflects the entire spectrum of contemporary products and innovations from all fields of everyday life. Subdivided into different topics, it provides a vibrant picture of the design industry and its current developments. For the first time, the reference work of current industrial design will be published in four volumes: The single books “Living”, “Doing” and “Working” will be complemented by the volume “Enjoying”. More