Red Dot Award: Product Design

Winners’ Privileges

Winning the Red Dot opens the doors for manufacturers and designers to a worldwide network and offers exclusive options for communicating their success. The numerous winners’ privileges are the usage of the Red Dot winner label, the presentation of the product at Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, in the Red Dot App as well as at Red Dot 21, and the exhibition of the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany. 



Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Providing a wider platform for innovation

At the moment, up-and-coming talents, designers, companies and universities from all over the world have the opportunity to enter their design visions in the competition and put their whole creative potential to the test. 2015's best design concepts and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. These are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations.

Creative hot spot

International communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, until 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

Taiwanese Design Faces

A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei until 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good.

Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Designs with a story – in the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”

The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface.



iPad App “Red Dot Design Concept 2014/2015 Future LIVE” available now for free download

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The “Future” series of iPad apps is the culmination of a global search of the very best design concepts, prototypes and ready to launch products of 2014. Published in three volumes, these apps revolve around the future of “Live”, “Work” and “Play”.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 - video clip “Guide to success” with Gordon Bruce

Friday, 9 January 2015

The “Regular” registration phase is continuing until 27 January 2015 and manufacturers as well as designers from around the world are entering their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. In the video clip “Guide to success”, Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce talks about exemplary products and provides valuable tips for a successful participation.

The international design scale: Red Dot Award 2015 is in search of product benchmarks

Monday, 5 January 2015

Until 27 January, the regular registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 is on: Designers, brands and manufacturers from all continents are submitting thousands of entries right now. An international jury of independent design experts evaluates every product – without online pre-judging, but directly and only on the object. The best achievements are awarded with the sought-after “Red Dot” quality seal.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Looking forward to progressive endeavours

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest.

Red Dot Award 2014: looking back on a successful year in the name of good design

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

In 2014, the participants and visitors of Red Dot can look back on a year full of emotions, events and successes. More than 16,500 products, projects and works from 78 countries were entered into the three competitions Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This new record result expresses that the appreciation for excellent design is becoming increasingly important around the world. It also underlines the international acceptance and importance of the award and the Red Dot quality seal.