Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Latecomer registration ends on 10 February 2016

The last registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 ends on 10 February: Manufacturers and designers from all around the world are currently registering their products for the renowned design competition.

“Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective”

Exhibition on the life’s work of Tõnis Käo in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 22 January until 3 April 2016, the special exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” presents an overview of the life’s work of the pioneer in system design Tõnis Käo in the Red Dot Design Museum.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

Early submission period ends on 27 January

Designers, manufacturers, studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit their design concepts, prototypes and ready to launch products for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016. The Early submission phase ends on 27 January.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top class design: The best cars of 2015

81 products received the highest single distinction "Red Dot: Best of the Best" in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Only four cars were honoured with the sought-after award.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Participation period is fixed

The participation period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is fixed. On 29 February the creative competition will start into a new year. Once again, communication designers, marketing experts and young talents are invited to enter their best projects and campaigns.

“¡Viva el Diseño!”

Red Dot Design Museum Essen hosts exhibition of Spanish designs

Until 28 February 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will be hosting the special exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain”.


Top-class creativity – red dot launches a new prize for the design agency of the year

Monday, 10 November 2008

Annual reports are becoming a product with which to showcase corporate brands, and creativity is breaking down the rationality of business and breaking through boundaries – even using animal organs if necessary. Thinking laterally, treading new ground and setting trends: the Stuttgart agency Strichpunkt has written design history in becoming the world’s first ‘red dot: design agency of the year’.


Orgatec 2008 trend report: round corners

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

By August of this year, sales in the office furniture industry had climbed by 10.8%, with the industry outlook continuing to be positive for the coming year. This is another good reason to cast a glance at the new product innovations presented by around 700 companies from 39 countries at this year’s Orgatec, the world’s leading trade fair for office furniture. We attended the trade fair for you, and would like to present the most interesting design trends from Orgatec 2008 in this red dot trend report.


Bombay Sapphire: The winner of the Designer Glass Competition has been selected

Friday, 31 October 2008

A young designer from Thailand, Amom Thongsaard, has won the “Bombay Sapphire Global Design Prize”, which was held by the co-sponsor of the red dot award: design concept in Singapore. As early as last year, junior designers from all around the world had been asked to let their creativity run free and enter their Martini cocktail glasses, exclusively designed for Bombay Sapphire, to the international competition.


Professor Dr. Peter Zec as design and business expert at the International Business Advisory Conference 2008 in Seoul

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

On 30 October 2008 the annual meeting of the “Seoul International Business Advisory Council”, the circle of advisors of the city of Seoul, will take place in Seoul. This year’s meeting will be held under the motto “Seoul: A City of Culture-Nomics with Creative Design”. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, who has been the only design advisor supporting the advisory council for more than one year now, will as a design and business expert comment on the topic “How to build Seoul brand as a ‘Culture-nomic’ city?” in a discussion panel.


“Good Design for Good Business” – Managing director of Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Ljubljana

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Under the title “Good Design for Good Business” the managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Vito Oražem, explained the great importance of design for internationally successful companies at the “Bio 21” (biennial of industrial design) in Ljubljana on 20 October 2008. His discussion focused above all on two essential questions: why does design have such great importance in globalised markets? And how can companies improve their business by investing in design?