Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Latecomer registration ends on 10 February 2016

The last registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 ends on 10 February: Manufacturers and designers from all around the world are currently registering their products for the renowned design competition.

“Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective”

Exhibition on the life’s work of Tõnis Käo in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 22 January until 3 April 2016, the special exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” presents an overview of the life’s work of the pioneer in system design Tõnis Käo in the Red Dot Design Museum.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

Early submission period ends on 27 January

Designers, manufacturers, studios and universities from all over the world are invited to submit their design concepts, prototypes and ready to launch products for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016. The Early submission phase ends on 27 January.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top class design: The best cars of 2015

81 products received the highest single distinction "Red Dot: Best of the Best" in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. Only four cars were honoured with the sought-after award.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Participation period is fixed

The participation period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is fixed. On 29 February the creative competition will start into a new year. Once again, communication designers, marketing experts and young talents are invited to enter their best projects and campaigns.

“¡Viva el Diseño!”

Red Dot Design Museum Essen hosts exhibition of Spanish designs

Until 28 February 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will be hosting the special exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain”.


red dot award: product design 2010 - “Design team of the year” award goes to Hilti

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Liechtenstein company Hilti time and again manages to drill its way into the hearts of building professionals with its products’ perfect unity of function and design. This is a great achievement, which has now been rewarded with the highest honorary award in the world of design: the Hilti design team is the “red dot: design team of the year 2010”.


A concept on a journey towards realisation – an interview with red dot winner Wu Yu-Ying

Monday, 17 May 2010

In 2009, Wu Yu-Ying was awarded the red dot award for "Breathing", a chair that transforms its shape according to the body of the person sitting in it. She is currently working with Pinzaan Company Limited to develop "Breathing" into a commercial product. Wu Yu-Ying‘s example once again demonstrates the important role which the red dot award: design concept can play in the realisation of a concept.


Success with design is measurable – groundbreaking method for calculating design value of companies developed

Thursday, 6 May 2010

A completely new perspective for looking at design and business is now provided by the book “Design value – a strategy for business success”. The two authors, design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec and Burkhard Jacob, for the first time present a method that makes it possible to measure the value which companies generate through design.


Agent of design - Interview with red dot winner Alberto Villarreal

Friday, 30 April 2010

Alberto Villarreal is a five time red dot award winner. At the red dot award: design concept, he received red dot awards for "Bright Walk" in 2005, for "Habit Forming" with Lunar Design in 2007 and for "MX-LIBRIS" in 2008. His helmet design "Cascuz" won a red dot: best of the best in 2006. In 2009, he won the red dot award in the red dot award: product design for "SanDisk ImageMate Readers". Recently, we caught up with him on new developments.


red dot signs design congress MOU with Taiwan

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

On Monday 26 April 2010, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Michael T.L. Lin, deputy CEO of the Taiwan Design Centre, to become a global partner of the 2011 International Design Alliance (IDA) Design Congress Taipei.