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.


Prof. Dr. Peter Zec about the power of creativity

Monday, 30 April 2012

The “5vor7” dinner speech series, organised by the Rochus Mummert Group, established itself as an unconventional and inspiring meeting point for critical debates far beyond regular lectures. At these events, creative personalities from the field of culture and economics reflect on crucial elements of successful leadership. On Thursday, 3 May 2012 the series proceeds with speeches by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, and Berlin’s conductor Prof. Gernot Schulz at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich, Germany.


Design ahead of its time: ZTE Corporation and Emami Design reach top positions in the red dot design ranking for design concepts

Monday, 30 April 2012

The red dot institute releases for the first time the red dot design ranking for design concepts: Compiling the most recent five years of “red dot award: design concept” achievements, this is an index of the top 15 ranked companies, design studios and universities by region, and is the most current index of an organisation’s design prowess.


“Illustrations”: Creativity in a variety of themes

Monday, 30 April 2012

How does a quilt have to be designed, to win a red dot in the category “Illustrations”? Katrin Rodegast from Berlin knew the answer to this question and won over the jury of the “red dot award: communication design” with her work. She showcased a stunning, contemporary quilt, which incorporated both the art of the traditional quilt and modern computer technology. Motifs from 270 images are harmonically arranged and document current socially relevant topics, such as consumption, equality, environment, war or politics. “Generic” illustrations such as flowers or animals were assimilated by Katrin Rodegast to meet the current zeitgeist, integrating them to fit the overall concept perfectly. High-quality illustrations, both digital and analogue, which are shaped by a variety of themes, can score well with the international expert jury of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”.


“Interface Design”: Quick, intuitive handling and a detailed, unique look.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Outstanding interface design concepts focus on conveying information in a clear manner. Aesthetically pleasing and informative, the "BMW Magazine iPad app" offers numerous photo sets, exciting videos and sound files which are directly embedded into the layout. And what about the fun factor? Well, the fun does not miss out! The app was developed in cooperation with the editorial and design agency “ringzwei”. Last year, it was honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Follow the agency’s footsteps and don’t hesitate to convince in the “red dot award: communication design”. Submit your excellent examples of “Interface Design” now!


“Chair clouds” – the perfect “Event Design”.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The main theme of designing an exhibtion stand, is to create a world in which a piece of furniture becomes an active protagonist of a scene that reminds of an art installation. This approach is the starting point of the "Brunner Trade Fair Stand Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011": Several chairs hover over the heads of the audience. The room itself is completely covered with styrofoam. The design of the “Ippolito Fleitz Group - Identity Architects” not only did score points at the Milan Furniture Week, but also before last year’s red dot jury. In the category “Event Design", the judges of the “red dot award: communication design 2012” are already looking forward to exceptional designs that are more than pretty decoration.