Red Dot Award: Communication 2016

The results are in

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skill in a total of 21 categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking

From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, how modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best product designs from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.


"The red dot design museum stands for the future": The Dutch Royal Family visits red dot

Friday, 15 April 2011

On 15 April 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix visited the red dot design museum as part of her state visit to Germany. The sun was shining brightly as the Queen arrived at the red dot museum, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, and Princess Máxima as well as by Hannelore Kraft, the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia.


„Construction close to the water“ in the Netherlands and Germany: seminar in the red dot design museum about chances and challenges

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

On April 15th 2011, Dutch and German experts in architecture and construction industry will get an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experience: the seminar “construction close to the water”, which has been organised by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in cooperation with NRW.International will be visited by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix during her official state visit, as she would like to get her own impression of the structural change in the Ruhr region.


On the death of Kurt Weidemann. By Peter Zec

Friday, 1 April 2011

Kurt Weidemann was a lot of things to us: a companion of many years, an inspiration, a high-profile jury member and – to me – a personal friend. When I first joined the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen 20 years ago, Kurt Weidemann let me share in his keen intellect and encouraged me with his inspiration and constructive approach.


“folded sun”: Signed Poster Edition for Japan

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Communication design may release new aesthetic impulses, give food for thought – and sometimes it may help to relieve stress. red dot takes up this basic idea by selling the Japan poster “folded sun”, which has been designed by Remo Caminada, a Swiss communication designer and red dot juror, in order to help disaster victims with the proceeds.


Support Design: Mobile Tail by Park Sangwoo & Park Jongwon, red dot award: design concept winners

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Mobile Tail is a support stand for mobile devices, last year, it won a red dot: best of the best at the red dot award: design concept. When the mobile accessory started selling at the design museum shop, we decided to catch up with the two designers. Park Sangwoo is a chief designer at Studio O_O Korea and Park Jongwon is an industrial designer based in Seoul.