Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

On 3 July, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the award ceremony, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 were duly celebrated. Afterwards, the party went on at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

In February, 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess thousands of objects for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 in a process spanning several days. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work, is honoured each year. In 2017, the title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to the bike manufacturer Canyon which is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


Innovation vs. imitation - registration for the "Plagiarius 2013" has started

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The numbers of product counterfeiting and plagiarism increased dramatically within the last years. Manufacturers often make the bitter experience that products – in which years of research and development have been invested – are plagiarised shortly after their market launch. Since 1977, the negative award “Plagiarius” has been announced to put ruthless fakes into the limelight and to sensitise the consumers for the topic.


Guided tours & talks at the Alte Münze Berlin

Monday, 24 September 2012

How much design does a video game contain? Is design rateable? And how does a design bureau become the agency of the year? On 25 and 26 October 2012, Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch, Michel de Boer, Jean Jacques Schaffner and the red dot: agency of the year will discuss these and many other questions together with young creative talents.


Avi Avital - the first mandolinist with a Grammy nomination will fascinate the audience of the red dot gala in Berlin

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Young Israeli mandolin player Avi Avital graduated from “Jerusalem Academy of Music“ and is said to be one of the most outstanding soloists of our time. In 2007, he won the renowned Israeli prize for soloists, the “Aviv competition”. In Germany, he was awarded the ECHO for his recording with the “David Orlowsky Trio”.


Success needs to be celebrated - at the Designers’ Night with Alle Farben and Jan Pyroman!

Monday, 17 September 2012

On 24 October 2012, the international design elite will once again come together in Berlin, Germany, in order to experience the brilliant final of this year’s “red dot award: communication design”. Subsequently to the glamorous awards ceremony at the Konzerthaus Berlin, which traditionally stands for prestige and elegance, people will meet at the Designers’ Night. At the Alte Münze Berlin, located at the Molkenmarkt, the proud laureates will party together with representatives from the media, politics and economy until the wee hours.