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.

“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.

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.


Red Dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec was announced “Honorary Citizen of Seoul”

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Already since the middle of the 1990s, the Red Dot Award maintains excellent contacts and partnerships with South Korea. Numerous Korean designers and manufacturers participate in the competition and use the well-known Red Dot seal to set themselves apart from their competitors on the market and to attract attention to the good design quality of their products. Moreover, Red Dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, as initiator of the “World Design Capital” programme, had substantially contributed that the South Korean capital Seoul received this title in 2010, which is granted by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid).


Red Dot Award: Product Design – Winners will be published in Red Dot Design Yearbook

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 is on. Winning the Red Dot opens the doors for manufacturers and designers to a worldwide network and offers exclusive options for communicating their success. One of the numerous winners’ benefits is the presentation of the awarded product and its makers in the Red Dot Design Yearbook.


Award ceremony in Berlin: Red Dot Gala honours international design sector

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Yesterday marked the celebration of the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016. The best designers of the year were presented with their trophies at the Red Dot Gala in Berlin. Communication designers and marketing professionals from around the world were celebrated for their design achievements in the Konzerthaus Berlin in the presence of an international audience. The winners of the Red Dot: Grand Prix have reason to be especially pleased. This year, the highest individual award was bestowed a total of nine times. The event was hosted by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot who led the proceedings, together with the jurors and speakers.


Successful Xiamen International Design Week

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

From 29 October until 1 November 2016, Red Dot brought the world of design to the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center in China. For the fifth time in a row, Red Dot was the major partner and trade fair organiser of the Xiamen International Design Week (XIDW). With an exhibition area of 12,000 square meters, the fair focused on the curation topic of international design awards, being one of the largest-scale design week events in the Asia-Pacific region. This year, Red Dot again presented a selection of current Red Dot awarded products and communication designs in its booth.


The best communication design of the year – Audi is Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2016

Monday, 31 October 2016

The most successful brand of the year has been announced: It is Audi. The brand’s on-going communications campaign won over this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design jury. This year, Audi has won over 16 Red Dot Awards as well as two Red Dot: Best of the Best awards – and therefore the honorary title “Red Dot Brand of the Year 2016”.