Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 is on

Designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Outstanding design and its makers

The bike “SLADDA”

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”. It goes to the best products of a category like the IKEA bike “SLADDA”.

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.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

The Early Bird registration phase is on

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 Early Bird registration phase runs until 31 January.

“Juxtapositions”

Eexhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Until 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents the exhibition “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Red Dot Award 2016

Looking back on the design highlights of the year

2016 was again an eventful and successful year for Red Dot that was characerised by numerous high points. Those include the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, the awards ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept in Singapore, and the honouring of the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in Berlin.


Awarding ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 – Celebration of outstanding design achievements

Friday, 23 September 2016

On 22 September 2016, the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept was celebrated – the Red Dot Gala. In a glamorous atmosphere, the winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best and the Red Dot: Luminary were honoured on the stage and catwalk of the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, and Ken Koo, President of Red Dot Asia handed over the trophies to the proud laureates.


Deutsche Bank, Born05 and UDG Digital Group score in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Thursday, 22 September 2016

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 are chosen. In 21 categories, designers, marketing experts and communication professionals could demonstrate their know-how. But only the best managed to convince the Red Dot jury. Those include the Deutsche Bank, Born05 from the Netherlands and the UDG United Digital Group.


"In Search of Good Design and Innovation Driven by Technology and New Materials: inspiring lecture by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec at the CONVERGE 2016"

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The latest developments from the field of virtual design creations are the topics of the new conference organised by the software company solidThinking in Essen on 20 and 21 September 2016. Product designers, developers and innovators from around the globe come together at the CONVERGE 2016 in the the SANAA building in Essen, which like the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is placed on the world heritage UNESCO Zollverein.


Red Dot Award: participation phase for product design starts at the end of October 2016

Monday, 19 September 2016

On 24 October 2016, the registration period of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 will begin. With the help of a jury, the international competition appraises the top products of the year. Manufacturers and designers from all over the world submit originals of their latest products in the hope of being awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”. Participants have until 8 February 2017 at the latest to submit their products.


Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts

Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 honours enterprise and institutions which have continuously proven excellence in the course of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The ranking is based on a weighted formula considering the cumulative number and classes of awards received over the last five years. The Red Dot Design Ranking, which is released by the Red Dot Institute, consists of four honourary lists: for companies, design studios, universities in the Asia Pacific region and universities in the Americas and Europe.