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.


Time travel in product design: retrospective “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’” only until 3 April in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has foreseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany.


Full house: successful start of communication design exhibition

Friday, 18 March 2016

On the evening of 17 March 2016, the exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. Until 29 May 2016, the museum presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene – from clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters.


Red Dot meets Baselworld 2016: Outstanding luxury watches

Thursday, 17 March 2016

In March, designers, manufacturers and specialized press meet at the trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry Baselworld 2016 to present the trends of the future. Among the renowned luxury watch manufacturers like IWC, TAG Heuer, MB&F, Maurice Lacroix or Rado are also numerous laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design from the past years. On regular basis they create exceptional and elegant timekeepers, which fascinate the Red Dot-Jury.


Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 opens up new possibilities for designers

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

In 2016 for the first time, this year‘s participants can submit their works to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept in two categories. The classification into "Design Concepts" and "Ready To Launch" gives design studios and companies the opportunity to participate both with futuristic visions and already marketable designs.


Creative Easter: experience tours for kids in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

In order to acquaint children with the topic of design, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen offers exciting experience tours for them during the Easter holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the motto “Design at the fingertips”, kids from eight to ten years go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design on Tuesday, 22 March 2016.