Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

On 3 July, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the award ceremony, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 were duly celebrated. Afterwards, the party went on at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

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. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work, is honoured each year. In 2017, the title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to the bike manufacturer Canyon which is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

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 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


"Design on stage" in Basel for the 3rd time

Friday, 4 January 2013

In close cooperation with the Basel School of Design and the Academy of Art and Design FHNW, red dot will be presenting an exhibition of outstanding communication design in Basel, Switzerland, from 15 January to 2 February 2013. This exhibition of the 2012/2013 entries is an impressive demonstration of just how complex and varied the expectations of modern communication design have become.


125 years Made in Germany (part 4) - these are the brands!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Until 4 March 2013, the exhibition “German Design Standards - From Bauhaus to Globalisation” narrates the success story of German design and describes it by numerous exhibits. In cooperation with the Neue Sammlung - The International Design Museum Munich, the exhibition in Hong Kong presents selected winning works of the red dot design award, but also iconic products which have become “German Design Standards”. In the fourth part of this series, further masters of German design will be presented.


Exciting guided tour: Kids explored the basics of design

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Why are there wardrobes in Asia that look like refrigerators? The guides of the red dot design museum knew the answer. On Saturday, 29 December 2012, children aged eight to twelve years, were invited to a special journey of discovery: In a free guided tour, they became acquainted with the topic design in an understandable language.


Design year 2012: "and the red dots went to…"

Friday, 28 December 2012

From an ultralight gyrocopter that convinced the red dot jury with its outstanding design and took off in the red dot design museum to the presentation of the new ŠKODA Rapid against the impressive backdrop of the museum and the glamorous awards ceremonies in Essen, Singapore and Berlin – in 2012, red dot once again offered unforgettable moments and once more underlined its global influence on the world of design.