Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top honour for first-class achievement – Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

The title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017” goes to Koblenz: The Canyon Design Team will be included in the “Hall of Fame” of international design for its consistent and unparalleled design performance.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore relocates to Marina Bay

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Today, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. It currently houses around 2,000 international design objects in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. All exhibits are award-winning design works from the Red Dot Design Award which is organised in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 4)

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, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Uwe Melichar, Damon Aval, Gustavo Greco and Holger Windfuhr will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017. The “Latecomer” registration phase runs until 9 June 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

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. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.


Berlin becomes the stage of the "red dot award: communication design 2011"

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

On 7 October 2011, the most creative minds in communication design meet in Berlin: for the first time, the "red dot award: communication design" will be celebrated in Germany`s capital city. An international jury of renowned design experts awarded 608 red dot and 80 "red dot: best of the best" distinctions for outstanding creative works during a multi-day selection process.


Promising concepts: jury meeting of the "red dot award: design concept" completed!

Friday, 29 July 2011

The “red dot award: design concept” is not only the world`s most successful and professional contest for design concepts, it also serves as an indisputable benchmark for creativity and design in the industry. Once again, tomorrow`s ideas have been examined in Singapore.


"The Muse" - music video by Felix Marc in the red dot design museum

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Since 1997, remarkable events take place at the red dot design museum – and now an internationally known musician used the location for the first time for a sophisticated clip: The music scene that picks up the New Wave of the 1980s cannot be imagined without Felix Marc. His Song “The Muse” is the first release of his latest record “Parallel Worlds” and at the same time the first music clip ever shot in the red dot design museum. The old boiler house of the Zollverein colliery is not only a perfect frame, but also part of the story, whereby it is visually worked up in the triad muse, music and museum.


red dot goes Berlin: the best talents in the design scene celebrate in the capital city!

Friday, 15 July 2011

For more than half a century, red dot has traditionally celebrated its legendary award ceremonies in Essen. This year, the major international design competition will tread new ground: Today, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, announced in Berlin that this year for the first time the famous red dot is hosting a red dot gala – the highlight of the “red dot award: communication design 2011” – in Germany’s capital city. The initial results of this year’s jury meetings were published at the same time.


Cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation: red dot and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza showcase jointly in the future

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Since 1994, the red dot design award maintains excellent contacts and partnerships with South Korea. As founder of the “World Design Capital”, red dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec substantially contributed that the South Korean capital Seoul received this title in 2010. Vice versa, numerous Korean companies use the red dot label to position themselves on the European market or in the media. In the course of the ceremony of the “red dot award: product design 2011”, an extensive cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation has been concluded.