Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

In search of the best visions, prototypes and design concepts

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The “Standard” submission phase runs until 22 March.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. Soon, some 40 recognised experts from around the world will gather again in order to test, discuss and assess every single entry in an evaluation process lasting several days. Part of the panel in 2017 will be Gordon Bruce again.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts

The Red Dot Institute filters the results of the Red Dot Design Award according to different criteria and creates, among others, rankings. Annually, it releases the Red Dot Design Ranking, honouring the leading organisations who have continuously invested in design and in innovation. The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts recognises the top companies, design studios and universities with unceasing pursuance towards design excellence.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Outstanding design and its makers: the A’tolan House

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects of high design quality. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of all entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. The Create + Think Design Studio was awarded this distinction for the Interior Design of the A’tolan House.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Winners‘ Benefits: Award-winning products are presented in the Red Dot App

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 runs only until 8 February. The laureates use the winner label for their communications and profit from further “Winners‘ Benefits”, among others the presentation of the award-winning products in the Red Dot App.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Entitled “Under the Sign of the Circle”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents an exhibition of Japanese products until 19 March 2017. From electronic drums to extravagant packaging to origami chair: Around 100 exhibits invite visitors to discover Japanese design.


"The Muse" - music video by Felix Marc in the red dot design museum

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Since 1997, remarkable events take place at the red dot design museum – and now an internationally known musician used the location for the first time for a sophisticated clip: The music scene that picks up the New Wave of the 1980s cannot be imagined without Felix Marc. His Song “The Muse” is the first release of his latest record “Parallel Worlds” and at the same time the first music clip ever shot in the red dot design museum. The old boiler house of the Zollverein colliery is not only a perfect frame, but also part of the story, whereby it is visually worked up in the triad muse, music and museum.


red dot goes Berlin: the best talents in the design scene celebrate in the capital city!

Friday, 15 July 2011

For more than half a century, red dot has traditionally celebrated its legendary award ceremonies in Essen. This year, the major international design competition will tread new ground: Today, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, announced in Berlin that this year for the first time the famous red dot is hosting a red dot gala – the highlight of the “red dot award: communication design 2011” – in Germany’s capital city. The initial results of this year’s jury meetings were published at the same time.


Cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation: red dot and the Dongdaemun Design Plaza showcase jointly in the future

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Since 1994, the red dot design award maintains excellent contacts and partnerships with South Korea. As founder of the “World Design Capital”, red dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec substantially contributed that the South Korean capital Seoul received this title in 2010. Vice versa, numerous Korean companies use the red dot label to position themselves on the European market or in the media. In the course of the ceremony of the “red dot award: product design 2011”, an extensive cooperation with the Seoul Design Foundation has been concluded.


"red dot award: design concept 2011" - Last days left to submit!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

The finishing line is closing in on the "red dot award: design concept 2011". Whether you are established or new, you have something to prove. The team is not stagnant; the talent still remains; you have what it takes to shape the future. This is your last chance of the year. You have only a couple of days to put the finishing touches on your best ideas and send them to the "red dot award: design concept".


"The most influential design award in the world" - Brilliant final of the "red dot award: product design 2011"

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

On Monday, July 4th, the "red dot award: product design 2011" was brought to a brilliant conclusion. To celebrate the winners of the well-known product design competition, the who's who of the international design scene met in the architecturally stunning Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. The red dot gala cast a spell over more than 1200 guests from around the world. Representatives from all areas of design, media, economy, and politics gathered for the awards ceremony, traditionally hosted by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot.