Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

International design experts select the best design concepts

The basis of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 is formed by the experts of the Red Dot jury. This year, it is comprised of 20 internationally recognised designers, professors, specialised journalists and publishers. Thanks to their backgrounds and experiences, the jury members can especially appreciate the cultural characteristics of design.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Audience interaction as part of successful channel branding

Last year, the new design of the television station France 4 was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix in the category film & animation. The advertising agency Gédéon realigned the entertainment channel for music, movies, series and art formats as a true cross-media platform while setting a focos on the interaction with the audience.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows creative communication campaigns

From 22 April 2016, “World’s Best Communication Design 2015/2016 – Taiwanese and international highlights of the Red Dot Award” will show a selection of international projects that were successful in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Blackmagic Industrial Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016

In 2016, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year will travel half way around the globe to receive the “Radius” challenge cup in Essen, Germany. Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd from Australia is to receive the highest honorary title of the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Museum

Exhibition shows achievements of the international communication design scene

Until 29 May 2016, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany can see the special exhibition “World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, which combines the best performances of the regional and international communication design scene in one place.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Nature and design: awarded product highlights for the outdoor season

Time to start the outdoor season: not only the first warm spring days attract the people to go outside now. A variety of functional and aesthetic products, which were awarded in this year‘s Red Dot Award: Product Design, invite to leave the house and linger in the garden, on the balcony and terrace.


Communication design from around the world – inspiring special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

From 18 March until 29 May 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene in the special exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”. From clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters: All of the works were bestowed within the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015.


Standard submission period for Red Dot Award: Design Concept ends 23 March

Monday, 7 March 2016

The jury process of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 is about to begin. In only a few weeks the jury will be presented with the first round of entries, to make a selection for the final judging. Only entries submitted until 23 March qualify for prejudging. Anyone may participate: design studios, companies, universities, research laboratories, inventors, design students as well as design professionals are asked to submit their entries.


New book "Enjoying" extends the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2016/2017

Friday, 4 March 2016

This year, the awarded products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design are published in four volumes for the first time. In addition to "Living", "Doing" and "Working" the new book "Enjoying" was added. Reason for the extension is the continuously increasing number of participants of the competition. The new arrangement of the yearbooks provide a simpler overview of the products for the reader and make them more handy.


Jury session for Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 successful

Thursday, 3 March 2016

41 experts from all over the globe came together in the Ruhr region at the end of February to form the largest Red Dot jury in the history of the competition. The jury members included ICE and Transrapid designer Alexander Neumeister, fashion icon Jimmy Choo and automotive design legend Chris Bangle. During the jury session all entries were examined on site.


Touching allowed – also on Mondays in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, is not a museum in the classical sense. It underlines this fact once again: Since it enjoys popularity, the house, located on the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine, opens its doors also on Mondays from 7 March 2016. Until 31 October 2016, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design can be visited every day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.