New exhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new exhibition: “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec holds talk on method for calculating the value of design

Monday, 8 March 2010

On 2 March 2010, some 200 people came to the sold-out event on the method for calculating the value of design given by design expert and author Professor Dr. Peter Zec in Düsseldorf 's renowned "stilwerk" design shopping centre. Together with co-author Burkhard Jacob, director of the red dot institute, Zec gave an overview of the method of design value calculation and explained how design can increase the value of a company.

The red dot design museum presents: Best of Dutch Design

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

From 8 April to 2 May 2010 the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, will present the finalists and winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2009 in a special exhibition. he 2010 European Capital of Culture is one of the first stops of the international touring exhibition of the “best of the best” of Dutch design.

Results keenly awaited: the winners of the red dot award: product design 2010!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Once more the award competition has attracted record submissions, highlighting the high degree of design consciousness worldwide. Designers and manufacturers from 57 countries have submitted products for consideration, hoping to win one of the highly coveted design seals of quality, the “red dot”. Thirty international design experts from all over the world will travel to the 2010 Cultural Capital of Essen to assess thoroughly all the submissions on site.

Best of Dutch Design on show in red dot design museum

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The finalists and winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2009 will be on show in the red dot design museum in Essen. From April 8 through to May 2 the museum will host the ‘best of the best’ of Dutch Design, as part of an international tour of the exhibit, showing design by renowned designers as Studio Wieke Somers, Maarten Baas, Thonik, Philips Design, Gert Dumbar, Jelte van Abbema (young talent 2009), and many others.

Belgian ad agencies band together to protest ruthless pitching

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The ad agency sector as well has not been spared from the economic crisis—on the contrary. Last year was a difficult year, with many lay-offs, mass pitches, and immense cost pressure. Many contractors used and still use the economic crisis as a killer argument to continually push prices further down, and pitches for little or no money are no rarity.