“Juxtapositions”

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

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new 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, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, 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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

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

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.


Decision on the red dot award: product design 2011: Grohe wins “red dot: design team of the year”

Monday, 6 June 2011

Thousands and thousands of products are judged every year as part of the red dot design award. The international jury selects outstanding achievements, gives direction and uncovers trends. But there is one red dot award that stands out from all the others. The “red dot: design team of the year” is a title of honour that is awarded just once every year. As announced today in Düsseldorf, this year’s title goes to a manufacturer whose products allow us to experience water with all of our senses. This year’s award for design team of the year goes to Grohe.


World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Friday, 3 June 2011

The association Icsid (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) was founded in 1957 and is a non-profit organisation that sets its goal on creating a world in which design increases our social and cultural as well as our economical and ecological quality of living. The Icsid is supported in its efforts by well-known members, such as Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot award and former president of the council.


red dot award: communication design – application period ends soon, jury is ready and waiting!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

By 17 June creative minds of communication design still have the chance to register and hand in their works for the renowned “red dot award: communication design 2011”. Today the latecomers’ time for applications is on, which provides designers, agencies, design offices and clients of communication design works the opportunity to submit their creative achievements in this crucial phase and may be honoured with one of the much sought-after red dots afterwards.


Game design as a yardstick for game quality: Prof. Dr. Winfred Kaminski joins the red dot jury

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The days of cult pixel games and clumsy graphics are long over. For years now, there has been a trend toward photorealistic games, as the endless possibilities of software and hardware now allow for a standard of images that influences not just games developers but also TV and cinema productions.


Lighting the way in design - CTRUS football by AGENT

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Last year, a newly established Mexican company, AGENT, received the red dot: luminary for their CTRUS football. CTRUS is an airless ball which contains electronic components that communicate factors such as kick force, travel speed and ball location. More than just to provide statistics, the football is able to provide a visual guide in the game, with light and colour suitable for the situation.