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.


Awarded decision-makers: Who will become "red dot: client of the year 2012"?

Friday, 30 March 2012

It’s a symbiosis of a special kind: Heads of communications and their agencies. Almost always an uneasy relationship – and the tension may never go out into public. At the worst, one uses the other in order to clarify the question of fault concerning communicative failure by simply denying the counterpart’s competence.


With the Grim Reaper, Morth won the "red dot: junior prize 2011" and 10.000 Euros

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Last year, the “red dot: junior prize” was awarded to the communication designer Martina Morth for her thesis "Aufschwung durch Ableben" (“Economic revival through death”). “The idea of death in connection with an annual report came up during an internship I did, shortly before I finished of my academic studies. I had the opportunity to work on a very nice annual report for an international enterprise, whose primary business is gas and engineering”.


Things to know and FAQs for the “red dot award: communication design 2012”

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Can I submit a work in several categories? Can the work submitted comprise several parts? Who can take part in the “red dot: junior award”? Those who asked themselves these kinds of questions regarding the “red dot award: communication design” can read all the answers on the competition’s website. The FAQs provide a solid overview on the most frequently asked questions.


red dot award: design concept 2012 - Panel of jury unveiled!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The much anticipated identities of the panel of jury for the “red dot award: design concept 2012” are finally revealed! With extensive expertise in industrial design, design publications and design consultancies, all members of the jury are well respected authoritative figures in their respective fields. Hailing from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, China, Singapore, USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Finland, the jury panel will be judging and challenging each concept with their own unique perspective, ensuring that the best and most outstanding concepts receive the due commendation - with the prized label of the red dot.


red dot award: communication design: Interview with red dot Juror Professor Laurent Lacour

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Mr Lacour, when you now reminisce about the jury`s process, what in particular stayed in your mind? “Once again it became clear that design is not a matter of taste but a matter of content: Controversial opinions in the jury only arose, when the concept or content of a submitted work polarised. We always agreed upon design issues”.