Red Dot Award: Product Design

Design event of the year

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Three special exhibitions present latest product design

From 5 July 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents three special exhibitions at once at Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can experience the best products of the year in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016”, and can meet the creative video technology of the design team of the year in “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”. Moreover, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” informs about the current design understanding in Taiwan.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Designers' Night 2016: Winners‘ exhibition opening during aftershow party

On 4 July, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. On that evening, around 1,800 guests celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016  at the Designers' Night. The aftershow party offers the opportunity to network and invites the guests to discover the best products of the year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design"

With the exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design", the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016", the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, presents their know-how in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen from 5 July to 28 August.

Red Dot Edition

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 reflects the entire spectrum of contemporary products and innovations from all fields of everyday life. 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”.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot jury 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Soon, the Red Dot jury meets for a three-day process in order to decide which works will be honored with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others game design expert Prof. Dr. Christof Rezk-Salama, advertising professional Frank Bodin and up-and-coming designer Johnason Lo.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 – announcement of the first jurors

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing. Until 10 June, participants can still enter their communication and design solutions and face the judgement of the Red Dot jury. The first jurors of this year’s award are already confirmed.


Exhibition opening in Zaragoza: "¡Viva el Diseño" shows Spanish Red Dot winners

Thursday, 12 May 2016

On 11 May 2016, the exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” was opened at the Museum Pablo Serrano. It is organised jointly by the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Centro Aragonés de Diseño Industrial (Cadi) and the Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos (IAACC PABLO SERRANO). Until 18 September, “¡Viva el Diseño” showcases a wide selection of designs, documenting the contemporary understanding of design in Spain an underlining its international charisma.


Design concepts wanted - last chance to participate in Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Only until 18 May 2016 design studios, companies, universities, research laboratories, inventors and students are asked to participate in the competition for design concepts. The Red Dot Award: Design Concept evaluates good design before it becomes a product and is thus an important evaluation platform for these development steps that happen before a serial production.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 - Submissions in the regular phase only until 12 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Until 12 May 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the Red Dot Award: Communication Design during the regular phase. After that, the latecomer registration begins. It’s the last possibility to take part in the competition and ends on 10 June 2016.


BlackWing and Belle-V: Excellent product design is not a matter of dimensions

Friday, 6 May 2016

This year again, the Red Dot Award: Product Design proves that good product design is not a matter of dimensions. From fashion and accessories as well as consumer electronics to vehicles, household aids and furniture – the best innovations are awarded with the Red Dot in 31 product categories.