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.


ŠKODA on the fast lane: presentation of the new "Rapid" in the red dot design museum

Friday, 5 October 2012

From 9-12 October 2012, only few days after the traffic on the Autobahn 40 in Essen – which has completely been closed for months – is rolling again, Czech car manufacturer ŠKODA invites more than 100 journalists from the car trade press to the Ruhr Area. In the red dot design museum, the new compact saloon “Rapid” will officially be presented to representatives of the press, radio broadcasting, TV and online media.


Starting signal for the red dot design laboratory

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Together with the Province of Limburg, the city of Kerkrade and the Discovery Center Continium, red dot signed a memorandum of understanding for the project “Creative City”. In front of the building of the Discovery Center Continium, on the Museumsplein in Kerkrade, the red dot design laboratory as well as an “Earth Theater” will strengthen the creative industry in the Province of Limburg in the future. Highly symbolic, the delegation sprayed a “red dot” on the forecourt and marked exactly the spot, where the institutions are to be erected.


Designers' Night on 24 October in Berlin: Get your tickets now!

Monday, 1 October 2012

Only a couple of weeks left until it is time again: red dot goes Berlin! From now on, design enthusiasts have the chance to book the coveted and strictly limited tickets to the Designers’ Night on 24 October 2012 and thus be part of one of this year’s competition’s highlights.


2.000 inspirational exhibits at your fingertips: guided tour of the red dot design museum

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

In the course of the 23rd “Große Zechenfest” at UNESCO world cultural heritage Zeche Zollverein, the red dot design museum invites to a total of six free guided tours on 29 and 30 September 2012. These will inform the guests about contemporary everyday objects from all over the world. Visitors will recognise many of these consumer goods and will maybe even have one or two of the products at home. The exhibits share a very special feature that distinguishes them from other everyday items, namely their excellent design.