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.


125 years Made in Germany (part 3) - these are the brands!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Until 4 March 2013, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation” narrates the success story of German design and describes it by numerous exhibits. In cooperation with the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, the exhibition in Hong Kong presents selected winning works of the red dot design award, but also iconic products which have become “German Design Standards”. In the third part of this series, further masters of German design will be presented.


5,165 euros for charity: impressive auction in the red dot design museum

Monday, 17 December 2012

On 16 December 2012 it was time again: the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen once again auctioned a selection of international design objects and shapely commodity items off. About 140 visitors came to the red dot design museum to witness the second auction of this kind after its successful premiere in December 2011 – and to bid for some nice Christmas presents of course.


red dot dinner brings Asian design scene together

Friday, 14 December 2012

For years, red dot maintains, extends and intensifies contacts in the Asian region. To demonstrate presence in further parts of Asia than just in Singapore with the red dot design museum, red dot traditionally organises a red dot dinner at the end of the year. It is a platform for creative exchange between red dot laureates and CEOs of well-known companies. This year, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot, invited to exclusive dinners in the Taiwanese metropolis Taipei and the South Korean capital Seoul.


125 years Made in Germany (part 2) - these are the brands!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

On 6 December, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation“ opened in Hong Kong with huge media interest. Until 4 March 2013, it narrates the success story of German design and describes it by numerous exhibits. In cooperation with the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, the exhibition in Hong Kong presents selected winning works of the red dot design award, but also iconic products which have become “German Design Standards”. In the second part of this series, further masters of German design will be presented.