“Building Best Brands”

Interview with the Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016

On 27 February 2017, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will start into a new competition's year and will be in search for the worldwide best communication solutions. Last year, the German agency Serviceplan managed to ensure itself the honourary title as Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Red Dot spoke to Alexander Schill, Chief Creative Officer of the Serviceplan Group.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 is on

Designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Outstanding design and its makers

The bike “SLADDA”

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”. It goes to the best products of a category like the IKEA bike “SLADDA”.

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

The Early Bird registration phase is on

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 Early Bird registration phase runs until 31 January.

“Juxtapositions”

Eexhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Until 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents the exhibition “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.


2011 - a year under the banner of the automobile

Monday, 26 September 2011

The year 2011 is under the banner of the automobile: applied for a patent as a gasoline-driven motor waggon (“Motorwagen Nummer 1”) by the German engineer Carl Benz, today the car looks back on 125 years of history. Almost at the time another German engineer, Gottlieb Daimler, developed the world’s first four-wheeled motorcar together with the constructing engineer and business man Wilhelm Maybach. From then on, the car was on the road to victory.


Kuala Lumpur Design Week: Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the economic importance of design

Friday, 23 September 2011

Already for years, the Kuala Lumpur Design Week (KLDW) ranks among Malaysia’s most important series of events for the creative sector. Every year, students, up-and-coming talents and designers from all over the world come together, to socialise and to swap ideas on the latest trends in design. The festival consists of a series of events, conferences and exhibitions which deal with the creative industries and the underlying connections between innovation, production, and creativity.


red dot hosts workshop "Design as a value generator" at the Designhuis Eindhoven

Thursday, 22 September 2011

“Design at the border – red dot awarded design from Germany and the Netherlands” illustrates in an impressive and unusual way the differences of Dutch and German designs. The exhibition shows, where they are complementary and how both countries can learn from each other, in order to go new ways together in the future.

On 21 September 2011, along with this joint project, red dot organised together with Design Cooperation Brainport Eindhoven a design & business workshop with the topic “Design as a value generator” at the Designhuis Eindhoven.


Highest distinction for all-rounders from Greece: Beetroot receives the title "red dot: agency of the year 2011"!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Those who submit their logos, advertising and PR campaigns to the “red dot award: communication design” know that they give their works in the hands of a jury that demands the highest standards of originality and substance. It is all the more striking, if a certain team participates over the years principally successful in this competition. The best agency in 2011 has achieved such a great success. By comparison, the agency is small, comes from Greece - and is named after a very healthy vegetable: Beetroot is the "red dot: agency of the year 2011".


Apple at a turning point?

Friday, 26 August 2011

A historical year for Apple: ten years ago, the first iPod came into the market. And a historical month, too: on 10 August 2011, Apple became world’s most valuable company. Yesterday, Steve Jobs stepped down from his office as Apple’s CEO.