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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.


Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts

Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 honours enterprise and institutions which have continuously proven excellence in the course of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The ranking is based on a weighted formula considering the cumulative number and classes of awards received over the last five years. The Red Dot Design Ranking, which is released by the Red Dot Institute, consists of four honourary lists: for companies, design studios, universities in the Asia Pacific region and universities in the Americas and Europe.


Successful exhibition opening: Red Dot winners demonstrate “La valeur du design” in France

Friday, 16 September 2016

On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, a new Red Dot exhibition opened in France. During a reception at the Cité du Design in St. Etienne, “La valeur du design” (“The value of design”) was on show for the first time. Until 8 January 2017, Red Dot awarded products from France and around the world inform visitors about the merits and value of good design. They demonstrate that the term “design” goes way beyond the surface.


Awarded communication design: Mutabor, The Techno Creatives and SAP

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Not long now: On 4 November 2016, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will be honoured in Berlin. On stage of the Konzerthaus Berlin the best of the best will receive their Red Dot Trophies. And it remains exciting until the very end: Only on the evening of the awarding ceremony, in the presence of 1,400 international guests, it is announced who will get the highest single distinction of a category, the Red Dot: Grand Prix. Mutabor, The Techno Creatives and the SAP Design & Co-Innovation Center can already be pleased now as they all have been awarded in this year’s competition.


Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot in China 2016

Tuesday, 13 September 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). Red Dot has been hosting the trade fair for premium products since 2012. With 300,000 visitors in 2015 alone, it has become an important platform for manufacturers and designers in the Asia-Pacific region.


Outstanding design and its makers: drone “Xplorer”

Monday, 12 September 2016

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category, among them the drone Xplorer. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this drone, and talked to the designers Huang Xinshui and Li Mulin.