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

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Media event “Red Dot Gala” - greatest minds in the industry meet international correspondents

Not only the biggest names in the industry are submitting their products to design competitions. The more renowned the award, the better also for start-ups and medium-sized enterprises. The Red Dot Gala is a golden opportunity for the media: Here, they get to know potentially every current product in all kinds of branches, the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners, world-class designers and brands – and the people behind. More


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Munich Creative Business Week: Red Dot presents “Formosa Forms” exhibition

At the end of February, the Munich Creative Business Week will turn the Bavarian capital into a creative venue for international designers and companies. In the exhibition “Formosa Forms”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, will present innovative product and communication designs which document contemporary Taiwanese design developments. The vernissage of the exhibition, which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, will take place at the Alte Kongresshalle München on 24 February 2015, 11 p.m. More


Monday, 19 January 2015

Red Dot Award: Product Design - Regular registration phase ending soon

On 27 January, the regular registration period of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will end. Manufacturers and designers submit their projects and products for the competition. The jury consists of renowned specialists from all over the world. They guarantee with their expertise the high quality level of the competition as well as the expressiveness of the Red Dot seal. A short video clip demonstrates how the jury works and how they structure the evaluation process. More


Friday, 16 January 2015

Red Dot Design Ranking on the occasion of the IMM Cologne: The most successful seating furniture manufacturers

Several thousands of current products are assessed every year as part of the Red Dot Award. The competition, which has been tracking down the best designs for 60 years now, traditionally receives a particularly large number of entries in the “Living rooms” and “Interior design” categories. On the occasion of the largest German interiors show, IMM Cologne, the Red Dot Award: Product Design is publishing an industry-specific ranking that provides information on the most successful seating furniture manufacturers. More


Friday, 16 January 2015

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Early submission period ends on 28 January

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept is the largest, professional-level design concept competition in the world. With an international jury consisting of experts from diverse fields, the award serves as a fair, recognised, and indisputable benchmark for creativity and design excellence in the industry. Until 28 January 2015, participants can take advantage of this year’s early submission promotion. More


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

iPad App “Red Dot Design Concept 2014/2015 Future LIVE” available now for free download

The “Future” series of iPad apps is the culmination of a global search of the very best design concepts, prototypes and ready to launch products of 2014. Published in three volumes, these apps revolve around the future of “Live”, “Work” and “Play”. More


Friday, 9 January 2015

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 - video clip “Guide to success” with Gordon Bruce

The “Regular” registration phase is continuing until 27 January 2015 and manufacturers as well as designers from around the world are entering their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. In the video clip “Guide to success”, Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce talks about exemplary products and provides valuable tips for a successful participation. More


Monday, 5 January 2015

The international design scale: Red Dot Award 2015 is in search of product benchmarks

Until 27 January, the regular registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 is on: Designers, brands and manufacturers from all continents are submitting thousands of entries right now. An international jury of independent design experts evaluates every product – without online pre-judging, but directly and only on the object. The best achievements are awarded with the sought-after “Red Dot” quality seal. More


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Looking forward to progressive endeavours

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest. More


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Red Dot Award 2014: looking back on a successful year in the name of good design

In 2014, the participants and visitors of Red Dot can look back on a year full of emotions, events and successes. More than 16,500 products, projects and works from 78 countries were entered into the three competitions Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This new record result expresses that the appreciation for excellent design is becoming increasingly important around the world. It also underlines the international acceptance and importance of the award and the Red Dot quality seal. More