Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top honour for first-class achievement – Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

The title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017” goes to Koblenz: The Canyon Design Team will be included in the “Hall of Fame” of international design for its consistent and unparalleled design performance.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore relocates to Marina Bay

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Today, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. It currently houses around 2,000 international design objects in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. All exhibits are award-winning design works from the Red Dot Design Award which is organised in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 5)

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Johnasson Lo, Niels Schrader and Peter Philippe Teufel will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

In February, 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess thousands of objects for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 in a process spanning several days. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.


“Information Design & Public Space” – Interaction through information

Friday, 4 May 2012

What is the “Pavilion of Knowledge”? It is an interactive science and economy museum, aiming at making science accessible to everyone. In collaboration with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, the agency P-06 Atelier from Lisbon created a surrounding space, a "skin", for the museum. Last year, the high design quality of the work convinced the international jury and earned the distinction “red dot: grand prix”. Professor Uwe Loesch – juror in the “red dot award: communication design 2011” – explains why this creative achievement stood out so clearly that it was honoured the highest individual award in the competition.


Establishing Chinese design prowess

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Every year, the “red dot award: communication design” receives submissions that come from all parts of the world. The works often carry a touch of the designer’s cultural background embedded into the design, presenting a large collection of very diverse works created for specific markets.


“Editorial & Corporate Publishing” – Communication with added value

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Awarded with the “red dot: junior award 2011”, the creative achievement “Closing Down – All Stock Reduced. The Role of Design in the Globalization of Nothing“ convinced the international communication design experts of the red dot jury. The student work is based on the theory of the sociologist and consume researcher George Ritzer, who did not only coined the term of “The McDonaldization of Society“, but also the sociological term of “Nothing”. The focus of the work is on advertising worlds and shows, for example, signage systems and shop front signs that can be found in European metropolises. The monochrome and consequent design of the work underlines the concerns regarding the content and impresses with extensive picture galleries as well as interviews with experts in the fields of architecture and visual communication. Those who want to shine on the international stage, should face the judgement of the renowned jurors in the “red dot award: communication design 2012”!


HIGH END 2012: Trend show for hi-fi enthusiasts

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

HIGH END is the leading trade fair for high-priced outstanding hi-fi equipment. From 3 May to 6 May, audiophile and technophile people get the chance, to cast a glance at upcoming highlights and trends from the most renowned consumer electronics brands in the industry. More than 350 exhibitors from 33 countries present their new products – among them many world premieres – in the M,O,C, Munich, Germany.


red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Chris Lee

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

You are from Singapore. What is specific about Asian communication design? What are the differences to European design?
Unfortunately, I think many Asian projects are still very commercial. They focus on money and commerce. In Europe, there is another sense of culture, another type of industry. This is reflected in the European galleries or exhibitions.