red dot gala at the Aalto-Theater Essen
Red carpet in front of the red dot design museum
Designers' Night at the red dot design museum

red dot gala on 2 July: tribute to the design elite

On Monday, 2 July 2012, the “red dot award: product design 2012“ reaches its grand finale. The who`s who of the international design scene gathers in the fascinating architecture of the Aalto-Theater Essen, Germany, to celebrate the laureates of the renowned product design competition. Amongst the more than 1,200 guests are designers, media representatives, CEOs and politicians, who will follow the award ceremony – traditionally moderated by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot.

A special highlight of the red dot gala is the distinction of the “red dot: design team of the year”. No designer or company can apply for this title. It is an individual accolade that stands out among all red dot awards and is the highest appreciation for a sustainable design policy. Since as far back as 1988 the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen each year selects a team in the “red dot award: product design” that distinguished itself through continuously innovative designs.

After the glamorous award ceremony, the party continues at the Designers’ Night. In the inspiring atmosphere of the red dot design museum, the international design scene parties with CEOs, media representatives and politicians in the midst of old industrial architecture and current product culture until the wee hours.