Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Audience interaction as part of successful channel branding

Last year, the new design of the television station France 4 was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix in the category film & animation. The advertising agency Gédéon realigned the entertainment channel for music, movies, series and art formats as a true cross-media platform while setting a focos on the interaction with the audience.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

International design experts select the best design concepts

The basis of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 is formed by the experts of the Red Dot jury. This year, it is comprised of 20 internationally recognised designers, professors, specialised journalists and publishers. Thanks to their backgrounds and experiences, the jury members can especially appreciate the cultural characteristics of design.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows creative communication campaigns

From 22 April 2016, “World’s Best Communication Design 2015/2016 – Taiwanese and international highlights of the Red Dot Award” will show a selection of international projects that were successful in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Blackmagic Industrial Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016

In 2016, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year will travel half way around the globe to receive the “Radius” challenge cup in Essen, Germany. Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd from Australia is to receive the highest honorary title of the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Museum

Exhibition shows achievements of the international communication design scene

Until 29 May 2016, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany can see the special exhibition “World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, which combines the best performances of the regional and international communication design scene in one place.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Nature and design: awarded product highlights for the outdoor season

Time to start the outdoor season: not only the first warm spring days attract the people to go outside now. A variety of functional and aesthetic products, which were awarded in this year‘s Red Dot Award: Product Design, invite to leave the house and linger in the garden, on the balcony and terrace.


“The culture of the technological civilisation” – interview with designer Tõnis Käo

Monday, 28 March 2016

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has forseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer.


On the occasion of the 130th birthday of Mies van der Rohe: design chairs with classic potential

Thursday, 24 March 2016

On 27 March 2016 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe would have been 130 years old. He is considered to be one of the most important architects of the 20th century. With his simple, reduced architectural style he formed the motto "less is more". Besides his visionary buildings made out of steel and glass, Mies van der Rohe also designed furniture: among others the "Barcelona chair" was designed for one of his most famous works, the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona in 1929.


Appreciation for continuous excellence - Red Dot: Agency of the Year

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

The title “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” is not one that can be applied for: Only those who puts up with above-average design achievements on consistant bases, can be chosen to be the Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Last year the advertising agency’s creative staff secured the title of honour with their extraordinary communication campaigns. In addition to their continuous successes over the past years, a total of 16 Red Dot awards and 4 Red Dot: Best of the Best awards in 2015 are proof of their achievements.


Time travel in product design: retrospective “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’” only until 3 April in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has foreseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany.


Full house: successful start of communication design exhibition

Friday, 18 March 2016

On the evening of 17 March 2016, the exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. Until 29 May 2016, the museum presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene – from clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters.