Red Dot Award: Communication 2016

The results are in

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skill in a total of 21 categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking

From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, how modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best product designs from 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.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 - Submissions in the regular phase only until 12 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Until 12 May 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the Red Dot Award: Communication Design during the regular phase. After that, the latecomer registration begins. It’s the last possibility to take part in the competition and ends on 10 June 2016.


BlackWing and Belle-V: Excellent product design is not a matter of dimensions

Friday, 6 May 2016

This year again, the Red Dot Award: Product Design proves that good product design is not a matter of dimensions. From fashion and accessories as well as consumer electronics to vehicles, household aids and furniture – the best innovations are awarded with the Red Dot in 31 product categories.


Communication design award honours annual report with Red Dot: Grand Prix

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

In 2015, the German agency Strichpunkt Design was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the annual report “(in)visible – Trumpf Annual Report 2013/2014” of the company Trumpf. In advance view of the “International Year of Light 2015”, proclaimed by the United Nations, the annual report 2013/2014 was devoted to this topic.


More than beautiful: innovative jewellery with aesthetics and expressivity

Monday, 2 May 2016

To convince the experts of the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, a shapely designed product alone is not enough. This year, two entries from the category “Jewellery” attracted attention: The ring “Cut” from Kiss Design and the earring “Pirouette" by Johanna Otto Jewellery Design demonstrated innovative strength and have been honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best.


KJO Symphony Orchestra plays concert at Red Dot Design Museum

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, were amazed when suddenly the sound of the “Ouverture Egmond” by Ludwig van Beethoven filled the premises of the former boiler house of the Zollverein coalmine Industrial Complex. In the Stocker’s Station of the museum over 50 youth musicians of the KJO Symphony Orchestra (Kennemer Jeugd Orkest) from Haarlem, Netherlands, had assembled to give a concert.