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Interview with the Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016

On 27 February 2017, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will start into a new competition's year and will be in search for the worldwide best communication solutions. Last year, the German agency Serviceplan managed to ensure itself the honourary title as Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Red Dot spoke to Alexander Schill, Chief Creative Officer of the Serviceplan Group.

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.


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 - A quality seal with the power to defend!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Recently, a qualified legal expert stated in the renowned German legal journal “Der Grüne Bote” that product awards by recognised institutions have a protective effect before the courts. The red dot design award was top of the list of the awards mentioned. This means that anyone who wins in this competition also has a substantial legal advantage.

Star architects judge the best designs of the year: Ben van Berkel, Steve Leung and Hadi Teherani join the jury for the red dot design award

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

The jury’s decision is of highest interest for the respective industry: In the end, the results in a category reflect the future of a market and provide important indications for tomorrow’s trends. No other creative discipline is able to shape habitats in such a way as “architecture and urban design” can do – trend-setting designs can make living dreams come true and create attractive spaces for human interaction.

imm cologne 2012: Prospect on exciting furniture trends for creative living

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Traditionally at the beginning of the year, the most innovative novelties in furniture design will be presented at the imm cologne 2012. From 16 to 22 January 2012, visitors and trade experts get to know what is hot this year and in which direction the market develops. Not least, it is the top-class exhibitors who make the trade fair in Cologne the trend indicator for modern furniture and interior design.

Top designers in Essen: The jury of the “red dot award: product design 2012”

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Even though the new year is only a few days old, the preparations for the adjudication of the latest products already run at full speed. Already by now, the renowned design experts – who will get together in Essen, Germany, in February 2012 in order to test, discuss and evaluate every single work – are set.

Retrospect: red dot design award 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

The same procedure as every year? Well, not at the world’s biggest design competition. 2011 draws to a close and the red dot design award can look back to an eventful year, which kept numerous highlights and successful premieres ready.