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Interview with the Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016

On 27 February 2017, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will start into a new competition's year and will be in search for the worldwide best communication solutions. Last year, the German agency Serviceplan managed to ensure itself the honourary title as Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Red Dot spoke to Alexander Schill, Chief Creative Officer of the Serviceplan Group.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 is on

Designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Outstanding design and its makers

The bike “SLADDA”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects of high design quality. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of all entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category like the IKEA bike “SLADDA”.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Entitled “Under the Sign of the Circle”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents an exhibition of Japanese products until 19 March 2017. From electronic drums to extravagant packaging to origami chair: Around 100 exhibits invite visitors to discover Japanese design.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

The Early Bird registration phase is on

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The Early Bird registration phase runs until 31 January.

“Juxtapositions”

Eexhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Until 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents the exhibition “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.


Berlin becomes the stage of the "red dot award: communication design 2011"

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

On 7 October 2011, the most creative minds in communication design meet in Berlin: for the first time, the "red dot award: communication design" will be celebrated in Germany`s capital city. An international jury of renowned design experts awarded 608 red dot and 80 "red dot: best of the best" distinctions for outstanding creative works during a multi-day selection process.


Promising concepts: jury meeting of the "red dot award: design concept" completed!

Friday, 29 July 2011

The “red dot award: design concept” is not only the world`s most successful and professional contest for design concepts, it also serves as an indisputable benchmark for creativity and design in the industry. Once again, tomorrow`s ideas have been examined in Singapore.


"The Muse" - music video by Felix Marc in the red dot design museum

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Since 1997, remarkable events take place at the red dot design museum – and now an internationally known musician used the location for the first time for a sophisticated clip: The music scene that picks up the New Wave of the 1980s cannot be imagined without Felix Marc. His Song “The Muse” is the first release of his latest record “Parallel Worlds” and at the same time the first music clip ever shot in the red dot design museum. The old boiler house of the Zollverein colliery is not only a perfect frame, but also part of the story, whereby it is visually worked up in the triad muse, music and museum.


red dot goes Berlin: the best talents in the design scene celebrate in the capital city!

Friday, 15 July 2011

For more than half a century, red dot has traditionally celebrated its legendary award ceremonies in Essen. This year, the major international design competition will tread new ground: Today, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, announced in Berlin that this year for the first time the famous red dot is hosting a red dot gala – the highlight of the “red dot award: communication design 2011” – in Germany’s capital city. The initial results of this year’s jury meetings were published at the same time.


Cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation: red dot and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza showcase jointly in the future

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Since 1994, the red dot design award maintains excellent contacts and partnerships with South Korea. As founder of the “World Design Capital”, red dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec substantially contributed that the South Korean capital Seoul received this title in 2010. Vice versa, numerous Korean companies use the red dot label to position themselves on the European market or in the media. In the course of the ceremony of the “red dot award: product design 2011”, an extensive cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation has been concluded.