Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top honour for first-class achievement – Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

The title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017” goes to Koblenz: The Canyon Design Team will be included in the “Hall of Fame” of international design for its consistent and unparalleled design performance.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore relocates to Marina Bay

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Today, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. It currently houses around 2,000 international design objects in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. All exhibits are award-winning design works from the Red Dot Design Award which is organised in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 5)

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, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Johnasson Lo, Niels Schrader and Peter Philippe Teufel will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

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. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.


red dot juror Javier Mariscal nominated for the Oscar

Monday, 27 February 2012

The nomination of the Spanish animation film “Chico & Rita” for the 84th Academy Awards, which have been bestowed in Los Angeles on 26 February 2012, demonstrates that exceptional achievements in the field of communication design already find approval in Hollywood. The story of the young piano player Chico and the singer Rita, who fight for their passion of music and their love to each other, has been staged by Javier Mariscal in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero.


red dot award: design concept 2012 - Early bird period ends in a few days!

Friday, 24 February 2012

If you believe you have the idea of the year, hurry up to submit your entry by 29 February 2012 to the “red dot award: design concept” and benefit from the early bird discount! Many registrations are already underway and our panel of international jurors is anticipating another year of groundbreaking and revolutionary ideas, concepts and prototypes.


Which criteria does the red dot jury take as a basis for selecting the laureates?

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Design is relevant to various spheres of life. Therefore, designers, as well as manufacturers, were called up to submit their works for 19 different categories of the “red dot award: product design” in 2012. There is hardly any product that cannot be submitted and potentially be awarded. Whether designs are awarded a red dot is decided by a panel of independent, renowned experts, who are luminaries in their respective area of expertise and therefore contribute significantly to the quality of the competition.


"Plagiarius" - awarded for the 36th time

Friday, 10 February 2012

It publicly denounces "design robbery" and the lack of ideas: the "Plagiarius". More and more ruthless, product pirates copy ideas of successful companies that invest in design quality, and present them as their own achievements. Since 1977, particularly shameless imitators are awarded the "Plagiarius". The trophy is a black dwarf with a golden nose: A very fitting symbol for the high profits that are made at the expense of innovative design – often accompanied by untruthful statements.


Do you have the idea of the year? red dot award: design concept 2012 - Open Now!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

The registration for the “red dot award: product design 2012” officially ended but the most creative concepts can already hunt for the red dot again: The application period for the “red dot award: design concept” has started!