“Juxtapositions”

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

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new 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, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, 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.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, 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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.


"The red dot design museum stands for the future": The Dutch Royal Family visits red dot

Friday, 15 April 2011

On 15 April 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix visited the red dot design museum as part of her state visit to Germany. The sun was shining brightly as the Queen arrived at the red dot museum, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, and Princess Máxima as well as by Hannelore Kraft, the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia.


„Construction close to the water“ in the Netherlands and Germany: seminar in the red dot design museum about chances and challenges

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

On April 15th 2011, Dutch and German experts in architecture and construction industry will get an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experience: the seminar “construction close to the water”, which has been organised by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with NRW.International will be visited by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix during her official state visit, as she would like to get her own impression of the structural change in the Ruhr region.


On the death of Kurt Weidemann. By Peter Zec

Friday, 1 April 2011

Kurt Weidemann was a lot of things to us: a companion of many years, an inspiration, a high-profile jury member and – to me – a personal friend. When I first joined the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen 20 years ago, Kurt Weidemann let me share in his keen intellect and encouraged me with his inspiration and constructive approach.


“folded sun”: Signed Poster Edition for Japan

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Communication design may release new aesthetic impulses, give food for thought – and sometimes it may help to relieve stress. red dot takes up this basic idea by selling the Japan poster “folded sun”, which has been designed by Remo Caminada, a Swiss communication designer and red dot juror, in order to help disaster victims with the proceeds.


Support Design: Mobile Tail by Park Sangwoo & Park Jongwon, red dot award: design concept winners

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mobile Tail is a support stand for mobile devices, last year, it won a red dot: best of the best at the red dot award: design concept. When the mobile accessory started selling at the design museum shop, we decided to catch up with the two designers. Park Sangwoo is a chief designer at Studio O_O Korea and Park Jongwon is an industrial designer based in Seoul.