Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

In search of good design and innovations

Since the beginning of November the registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 has been running. The competition, which origins date back to 1954, is one of the world’s largest and most distinguished design competitions. Manufacturers and designers from more than 75 countries take part. Chosen by an independent and renowned jury, the award increases the visibility of designers and companies, brands and products. The use of the Red Dot label is exclusively reserved for the winners of the competition. 

Exhibition: Formosa Forms

Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan

From the beginning of October to the end of November 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan”. Millions of people around the globe use innovative products of the insular state „Ilha Formosa“, the beautiful island, without knowing that their daily companions come from there. Sculptural lighting, powerful smartphones and notebooks, or elaborate bicycles illustrate in an aesthetic way that Taiwan is one of the leading countries in design.

Exhibition: Light & Shape

Best of Belgian Design

From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard. Touching and testing most of the exhibits is explicitly allowed, since outstanding design quality becomes apparent only in use.



Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Event: Every product tells a story

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail.



Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

Taiwanese Design Faces

A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei from 13 November 2014 – 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good.

Inspiration and innovation

The International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015

Every year, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are honoured and their works are published in an extensive reference book – for eternity. The two-volume International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015 is hot off the press and gives an overview of the status quo of current communication design.



red dot: junior prize for the work "Erdzeiten – Atlas der Paläogeografie"

Thursday, 30 November 2006

Cornelia Vogt, Violetta Walter and Martin Gorka are the names of the three young designers that were awarded with the red dot.: best of the best for the atlas “Erdzeiten”. With this award, they are also nominated for the red dot: junior prize. Since the year 2000 all three of them are studying visual communication at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach and at the moment they are busy with their diplomas.

‘Universal Home’ colloquium in the red dot design museum – the scholarship winners provide insight into the research project

Wednesday, 29 November 2006

On 15 November 2006, the scholarship winners of the ‘Universal Home’ competition for the first time presented their current ideas to the public as well as the co-operating companies and gave an insight into the development of their concepts.

Design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec speaks at the 2006 China International Industrial Design Summit

Wednesday, 29 November 2006

At the 2006 China International Industrial Design Summit, which was held in Wuxi in eastern China between 6 and 8 November, famous international design experts from all over the world – including Professor Dr. Peter Zec, president of ICSID (International Council of Societies of Industrial Design) and founder of the red dot design award – were invited to speak on topics such as design, economy and design promotion.

red dot award: design concept Awards Show 2006 - A night of excitement

Tuesday, 28 November 2006

In a spectacular event on Friday 24 November 2006 the red dot award: design concept was awarded in the red dot design museum in Singapore. Together with numerous international guests of the design industry the proud winners celebrated at the stunning scenery of the red dot Traffic, the former police headquarters of Singapore which has been specially redesigned for the red dot design museum.

Presentation of the panel members and interview with David Linderman

Monday, 27 November 2006

The American David Linderman is co-founder of the design studio Fork Unstable Media and a member of the panel judging this year’s “red dot award: communication design”. Speaking in an interview, he told us what he considers to be good design, along with why he thinks it is important for students of design to study typography.