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.


How strong is Austrian design? An analysis by the red dot institute

Monday, 17 September 2012

Home-made success: For decades now, products from Austria fascinate consumers as well as critics. The internationally orientated red dot design award, organised in Germany, shows this enthusiasm: with 35 distinctions in 2012 alone, more products from Austria than ever before were awarded. A record for the republic in the Alps, which is on 11th position in this year’s country ranking that features all 58 nations which succeeded in the “red dot award: product design”.


"NEXT Service Design" conference in Berlin: exclusive offer for newsletter subscribers

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

From 25 – 28 October 2012 the special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2012” attracts design enthusiasts from all over the world to the “Alte Münze Berlin”. Already prior to this, on 8 October 2012, the scene location becomes a hot spot for creative minds, who want to discuss the design of innovative services together with designers, agencies, brands and leading scientists from Europe within the "NEXT Service Design" conference.


In memory of Bill Moggridge (1943-2012)

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The world of design grieves for one of its most creative minds and the father of Interaction Design. On 8 September 2012, Bill Moggridge passed away at the age of 69, following a battle with cancer – but his technical innovations and his pioneering spirit will eternise him. His career can be divided into three phases: first as a designer, later as the leader of various design teams and at last as a communicator.


"red dot award: communication design 2012": The members of the red dot jury always know what they want

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

How did the most renowned designers experience the jury process of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”? And what do these creative minds think? In exciting interviews, the designers report on their work, their philosophies and reveal, what is important to them and at what daytime they are particularly creative.