Red Dot Award: Product Design

Design event of the year

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Three special exhibitions present latest product design

From 5 July 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents three special exhibitions at once at Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can experience the best products of the year in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016”, and can meet the creative video technology of the design team of the year in “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”. Moreover, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” informs about the current design understanding in Taiwan.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Designers' Night 2016: Winners‘ exhibition opening during aftershow party

On 4 July, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. On that evening, around 1,800 guests celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016  at the Designers' Night. The aftershow party offers the opportunity to network and invites the guests to discover the best products of the year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design"

With the exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design", the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016", the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, presents their know-how in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen from 5 July to 28 August.

Red Dot Edition

Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017

The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017 reflects the entire spectrum of contemporary products and innovations from all fields of everyday life. For the first time, the reference work of current industrial design will be published in four volumes: The single books “Living”, “Doing” and “Working” will be complemented by the volume “Enjoying”.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot jury 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Soon, the Red Dot jury meets for a three-day process in order to decide which works will be honored with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others Chris Lee from Singapore, Jean Jacques Schaffner from Switzerland and Seung Hun Yoo from Korea.


Design event of the year: Award ceremony, exhibitions and after-show party crown the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen. Afterwards, designers, manufacturers and design fans will celebrate at the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum. Ticket sales for the Designers’ Night end on 1 July 2016.


Red Dot jury session: The expert panel is ready

Monday, 13 June 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Now, the jury session is just around the corner: Numerous works are waiting to be evaluated by the Red Dot jury. In a three-day process, the members of the panel analyse all entries with their expert view and decide which works will be honoured with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others the sound professional Rainer Hirt, packaging and branding expert Renne Angelvuo and jury newcomer Jiaying Han.


"ag Type Specimen" – a typography masterpiece awarded with the Red Dot: Grand Prix 2015

Friday, 10 June 2016

In 2015, Ahn Graphics was awarded with the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the typography artwork “ag Type Specimen”. The renowned experts of the Red Dot jury stated: “This typography design traces the history and development of Hangul, the Korean alphabet, its development from Chinese characters and the establishment of traditional Hangul up until today. Published as five high-quality volumes, each with a clear design arrangement, the work has emerged as a creative and innovative solution which not only transports the traditional system into our time, but is also a pleasure to read and leaf through.


Special exhibition in the German Museum Huelsmann: “International Packaging Design – Selected by Red Dot“

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

With “International Packaging Design – Selected by Red Dot“, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents a selection of projects that were awarded in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, starting 8 June 2016. The exhibition takes place in the Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld, Germany, and shows exklusive works that were honoured in 2015 within the category “Packaging Design“. It runs until 30 October 2016.


Last chance to take part in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Designers and agencies only have until 10 June to submit their projects for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016. After that date, registrations for this year’s award year close. Communication designers and experts in marketing have the opportunity to test their mettle in 21 categories and see how they measure up in the eyes of the Red Dot jury. The search is on for good communication campaigns and creative projects from across the international design industry.