Red Dot Award: Product Design

Global brands in competition

The manufacturers and designers who took part in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 have put themselves forward for a global comparison with future-oriented thinking and self-confidence. Thousands of global brands and medium enterprises entered their products into a competition for one of the world’s most distinguished awards – the Red Dot. After a successful jury session, the independent assessment by the specialists shows how the product designs performed in a current and international comparison. The winners will officially be announced on 29 June 2015, the day of the Red Dot Gala.



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.



Interview mit den red dot: best of the best Gewinnern Ji-Young Ahn, Jenny Hagmann, Maike Hamacher und Franz Reimer

Thursday, 4 October 2007

The »bionic car« of Mercedes Benz is a fascinating research vehicle inspired by the form of a boxfish. In spite of its angular appearance, this little fish possesses unique features such as perfect motivity and ideal aerodynamics. It therefore serves as a model for a so far unique vehicle project in the automotive development.

Professor Dr. Zec as an expert at the Gwangju Design Biennale

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

“Convergence and Communication” is the motto of the international design conference which will take place from 5-6 October 2007 at the Gwangju Design Biennale (5 October to 3 November 2007) in Korea. One of the renowned speakers is the design and business expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec.

Interview with Hall of Fame contributing writer Stefano Marzano

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Stefano Marzano is CEO and Chief Creative Director at Philips Design. Instead of focussing exclusively on technology, the company concentrates on people, and claims to improve quality of life with its products. This approach was revolutionary in 1990, when it was developed by the then CEO, Jan Timmer. In the interview with red dot online, Hall of Fame contributing writer Stefano Marzano talks about design as a factor for a better quality of life.

Interview with the red dot: best of the best winners Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

For “Face2go” Mutabor received the red dot: best of the best in the category “Information Design/Public Space” in this year’s red dot award: communication design and was therefore at the same time nominated for the red dot: grand prix. red dot online interviewed the managing and creative directors of Mutabor, Heinrich Paravicini and Johannes Plass, about this special event.

Interview with the best of the best winner Sandra Mithöfer

Monday, 17 September 2007

The international expert jury of this year’s red dot award: communication design expressed its enthusiasm about the professionalism of the work of Sandra Mithöfer and honoured this design performance with a red dot: best of the best. With this award, Sandra Mithöfer is at the same time nominated for the red dot: junior prize, awarded for the best student work of the entire competition. red dot online had an interview with the young designer on her work, her award and her plans for the future.