Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

On 3 July, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the award ceremony, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 were duly celebrated. Afterwards, the party went on at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the electric guitar “Revstar”

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 electric guitar “Revstar” by Yamaha and Hamamatsu, designed by Piotr Stolarski, Toshihide Suzuki, Michael Tropper, Joohee Lee, Mark Jones and Volker Pflueger.

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. This year alone, two bicycles were awarded the top award, Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Design on Stage”: exhibitions of international top achievements

Award-winning products from all fields of everyday life are currently in the focus of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. In the former boiler house of the Zollverein coal mine World Heritage Site, visitors discover the best products of the year in the exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017” until 6 August.

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Since 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work, is honoured each year. In 2017, the title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to the bike manufacturer Canyon which is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Award-winning design and its makers: “PHILIP”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of outstanding design quality. The Red Dot: Grand Prix is the highest single distinction and goes to the best work in a category. In 2016, among others, Rosenthal’s customer magazine “PHILIP”, designed by “MILCH + HONIG designkultur” was granted this prize.


Creative elite at the red dot design museum: selected winners of the "red dot award: communication design 2011"

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The creative elite once again presented at the red dot design museum: Recently, the special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2011” already guested at the Alte Münze Berlin and turned the hip location in Germany’s capital city into a hot spot for excellent communication design. Now, red dot presents a selection of these inspiring works in Essen, Germany.


red dot young professionals: sponsorship for 50 up-and-coming designers

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Innovative product design needs creative minds. Especially young designers have fresh ideas, but often not the opportunity to present their skills to a broad public. Being the biggest international design competition, the red dot design award supports aspiring newcomers. The award does not only give new talents the chance to gain recognition and to communicate their successes, but also allows them to strengthen potential clients’ trust in their achievements.


Excellent: Star chef Frank Rosin receives second Michelin star!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

In Frank Rosins’ opinion, profession and passion are the same – the guests of the red dot design award can experience it year by year. The red dot gala at Essen’s Aalto Theater is the highlight of the “red dot award: product design” and has established itself as a festive ceremonial act, attended by international guests, in recent years. After the award ceremony, the proud laureates meet at the legendary “Winners’ Dinner”. Frank Rosin, as one of the most popular and renowned chefs in Germany, cooks for the red dot laureates as well as for other honorary guests from the fields of business, politics and the media.


Eva Denmark - Danish design at the red dot design museum

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Founded in 1913, the brand Eva had its major breakthrough in 1952 with a bread and meat slicing machine which became a real design classic. Ever since, many other products by the Danish manufacturer followed: Whether furnishing accessories, kitchenware or helpful tools for the household, the products always combine aesthetics, functionality and high quality.


Professor Soon-in Lee becomes new Icsid president

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Within its 27th General Assembly, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced its new President for the 2011-2013 term. The two-day proceedings were held in Taipei, Taiwan where the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress took place for the first time.