Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

In search of the best visions, prototypes and design concepts

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 “Standard” submission phase runs until 22 March.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. Soon, some 40 recognised experts from around the world will gather again in order to test, discuss and assess every single entry in an evaluation process lasting several days. Part of the panel in 2017 will be Gordon Bruce again.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Outstanding design and its makers: the A’tolan House

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”. The Create + Think Design Studio was awarded this distinction for the Interior Design of the A’tolan House.

Red Dot winners

“BIKE | DESIGN | CITY”: exhibition with Red Dot awarded products in Switzerland

With the exhibition “BIKE | DESIGN | CITY”, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur in Switzerland takes a look at the wide variety of bike scenes in evidence today, explores cycling’s rich development potential for urban transport and examins some possible future scenarios. Until 30 July 2017, Red Dot winners will be on show, among others.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Winners‘ Benefits: Award-winning products are presented in the Red Dot App

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 runs only until 8 February. The laureates use the winner label for their communications and profit from further “Winners‘ Benefits”, among others the presentation of the award-winning products in the Red Dot App.

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 – Early bird registration starting on 2 January

Monday, 19 December 2016

From a business and career perspective, Red Dot presents an independent seal of endorsement for companies and designers in their communications and marketing, aiding consumers in the differentiation of good and mediocre design within a crowded marketplace.


From origami to hightech: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents exhibition on Japanese design

Friday, 16 December 2016

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. A special is that visitors can touch and test numerous exhibits.


Outstanding design and its makers: The Fully Automatic Coffee Maker “Promesso”

Wednesday, 14 December 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 Fully Automatic Coffee Maker “Promesso”. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this chair, and talked to the designers of Jacobs Douwe Egberts.


Today is Young Professionals Application Day – 50 registration places for upcoming designers

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Only today, on 7 December 2016, the Young Professionals Application Day takes place. For 24 hours, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places. The Red Dot Award: Product Design thus gives an opportunity to those starting out on their career to prove their abilities and be compared directly against established designers and major brands from the industry.


Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – Names of first jurors announced

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The regular registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 is currently under way. Designers as well as manufacturers with a design gearing from all over the world have already been submitting their products for the international design competition since the end of October. The first experts to be part of the roughly 40-member jury have already been selected. These include high-tech industrial designer Alexander Neumeister (Germany), inventor of the USB stick Hideshi Hamaguchi (Japan) as well as design management specialist Dr. Thomas Lockwood (USA).