Xiamen International Design Week

Red Dot in China 2016

From 29 October until 1 November 2016, Red Dot brings the world of design to the International Conference and Exhibition Center of the South-East-Chinese metropolis Xiamen: For the fifth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and trade fair organiser of the Xiamen International Design Week (XIDW). In an interview, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec gives insights into the successful fair and his talks about his personal highlight.

Red Dot in Berlin

Awarding ceremony, exhibition and after show party

On 4 November 2016, the time will have finally arrived for the Red Dot Gala in Berlin where communication designers and marketing professionals will be honoured for their extraordinary achievements in design. At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the best of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will receive their trophies.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 begins

From 24 October 2016 onwards, 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: Agency of the Year 2016

The Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016 has been chosen: Serviceplan has won the day in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. With its innovative campaigns, this partner-led agency proved to be the strongest service provider as demonstrated by its 11 Red Dot and five Red Dot: Best of the Best awards in this year’s competition.

Red Dot on Tour

“La valeur du design”: Red Dot exhibition opened in France

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, “La valeur du design” (“The value of design”) opened in St. Etienne, France. Until 8 January 2017, Red Dot awarded products from France and around the world inform visitors of the Cité du Design about the merits and value of good design.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best products from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.

Three at one stroke: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents inspiring special exhibitions in July

Monday, 27 June 2016

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: Communication Design 2016 – further jury members

Friday, 24 June 2016

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 continues to grow. Among the design professionals from all around the world Prof. Dr. Christof Rezk-Salama. The game design expert can already look back on years of experience as a Red Dot juror. Also Johnason Lo from Taiwan, founder and creative director of JL DESIGN, will support the jury once again with his international expertise.

Exhibition by the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 – “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The honorary title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016” was granted to the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd in recognition of highest design quality and a sustainable creation policy. With “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”, the designers from Australia present their know-how from 5 July until 28 August 2016 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany.

Design event of the year: Award ceremony, exhibitions and after-show party crown the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

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. Afterwards, designers, manufacturers and design fans will celebrate at the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum. Ticket sales for the Designers’ Night end on 1 July 2016.

Red Dot jury session: The expert panel is ready

Monday, 13 June 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Now, the jury session is just around the corner: Numerous works are waiting to be evaluated by the Red Dot jury. In a three-day process, the members of the panel analyse all entries with their expert view and decide which works will be honoured with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others the sound professional Rainer Hirt, packaging and branding expert Renne Angelvuo and jury newcomer Jiaying Han.