Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

On 3 July, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the award ceremony, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 were duly celebrated. Afterwards, the party went on at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

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. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work, is honoured each year. In 2017, the title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to the bike manufacturer Canyon which is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

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 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


Combined design competence: the biggest red dot jury of all time finds the best international achievements in product design

Monday, 18 February 2013

A competition is only as good as its jury. Every year, red dot invites highly respected experts from the world of design to rate the international contributions to the competition and to award the best products. In 2013, the jury for the “red dot award: product design” will once again assess each piece of work individually and evaluate it with their expert eyes.


"Design Gymnastics" for children: exciting workshops in the red dot design museum

Monday, 18 February 2013

n order to acquaint children with the topic of design, the red dot design museum invites eight- to ten-years-old (first and second class students) to join two workshops of a special kind on Saturday, 16 March 2013: “Design Gymnastics” is on the agenda. The workshops of three hours each will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. under the title “Design Gymnastics: Learn the basics of design with open eyes”. They aim at fostering children’s creative talent and curiosity about their environment as well as equipping them with the basic principles of design.


red dot award: communication design 2013 - from 25 March it is time to: Inspire the world!

Friday, 15 February 2013

As in previous years, red dot is searching for outstanding creative achievements that set standards for design excellence. In a few weeks, clients of communication design works, designers, agencies as well as students and young professionals are invited to take up their chance to participate in the competition. From 25 March, creative doers and minds of the communication design industry can hand in their best works in 21 categories.


22 February to 3 March 2013 - red dot special exhibition “Schweiz ist Design” for the first time at the muba in Basel

Friday, 15 February 2013

Switzerland ranks among the international leading countries in industrial design. Between 2009 and 2012, more than 150 Swiss companies and designers received a red dot. In an impressive way the awarded products, which are featured in the special exhibition, attest to the success. The often-quoted “Swissness” perfectly shows reliability, innovation and precision in all parts of everyday life.