Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places.

“Juxtapositions”

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

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new 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, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, 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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.


Red Dot winners 2016: 22quadrat, Beetroot Design Group and Yadegar Asisi

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 are set. From thousands of entries, the jury has chosen the best communication performances of the year. In a total of 21 categories, designers from all over the world could demonstrate their talent. Among others, the agency 22quadrat, the Beetroot Design Group as well as the artist Yadegar Asisi can be glad about a distinction with the Red Dot label.


Outstanding design and its makers: Wristwatch “Minimatik”

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category. The Minimatik for instance stood out in the watch category. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this wristwatch, and talked to Simon Husslein, one of the designers.


Communications performances: Red Dot awards REWE Group, Daimler and STRICHPUNKT DESIGN

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The best projects of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 have been chosen. Designers from 44 countries can be glad about the international distinction with the Red Dot label this year. They managed to convince the expert panel with innovative campaigns, impressive marketing concepts, the latest communication measures as well as a high design level and a maximum of creativity.


“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking about digital design tools at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Innovative products arise from the interplay of form and function. That is why a harmonious synthesis of design and technology is of enormous importance already in the early stages of the development process. Today, modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product. From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, how and with which results this works.


The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore presents: the best products from 2016

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.