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.


red dot award: design concept - Ideas can be life-changing

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

With the 2012’s “red dot award: design concept” running hot and preparations underway to complete this year’s collection of the world’s best concepts, we look back to review the most popular concepts of 2011.


“Advertising”: Clear communications with exceptional ideas

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

A social drawing experience which has never been there before: In 2011, the agency kempertrautmann from Hamburg, Germany, created and realised a web special for its client Edding, which virally spread via design- and illustration blogs and has been honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” by the jury of experts. Edding’s “Wall of Fame” offered unlimited space to immortalise oneself with eight markers. What makes it special: Everything on the page happens in real-time. Whether print campaigns, advertisements, flyers or promotion material – at the “red dot award: communication design 2012” only the best works will be distincted!


red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Ulf Berlin

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

How would you rate the quality of the works in the categories that you evaluated?
Compared to other jury sessions, many more entries dealt with packaging design as a separate competition category. In general, the level of the entries was higher than in other design competitions. I think this reflects the high standard of design agencies today. It must be said that all entries were good. It was really high-class packaging design that we were given the task of judging.


red dot award: communication design 2012 - register now!

Monday, 16 April 2012

From 14 April 2012 on, during the regular participation phase of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”, designers from all over the world can register their examples of outstanding creativity. An independent jury of international design experts once again guarantees highest objectivity. Until 11 May, the regular registration with games, posters, annual reports or websites and further works of the communication sector is possible and participants have the opportunity to submit their designs within 21 categories this year. From corporate design, advertising or packaging to interface design and online communication – there are no limits for creative achievements.


Better than its reputation: Benefit from the early bird discount on Friday the 13th!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Fatal day? Many fear the current symbolic date. However, red dot shows that this day is better than its reputation. Friday the 13th can’t bring bad luck since established designers as well as emerging new talents from all over the world have the chance to benefit from the early bird discount of the “red dot award: communication design 2012” until today 11:59 pm (local time).