The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

“Every next big thing starts with a free thought” – thjnk is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2017

This year, the title of honour “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” goes to the full-service agency thjnk. This is the well-deserved recognition for the continuous and above-average design successes of the agency from Hamburg: In 2017 alone, it could win over 21 awards. More


Friday, 22 September 2017

A look beneath the surface: the use of colour in design

Colouring is more than just the mere decor of a product. It is of central importance, because it has an effect of how a product is perceived and can strengthen the brand recognition. Furthermore, social trends and developments can be reflected by colours. More


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

More than just lettering: Typography

“By the Way”, designed by Thomas Wirtz, and “Kontrapunkt Miki”, designed by Kontrapunkt Group A/S, perfeclty illustrate the diversity of the category “Typography” in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. More


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

International Yearbook Communication Design 2017/2018 presents Red Dot awarded creative achievements

On 14 November 2017, the International Yearbook Communication Design 2017/2018 will be published. It gives an overview in words and pictures of the works which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017: from packaging design to posters, typographies, online projects and advertising campaigns to annual reports and apps. More


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

The kick off of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018: The registration period begins on 9 October 2017

Early Bird, Regular and Latecomer: These three registration phases will again be available for the participants at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The first phase will start on 9 October. Here you can find all further dates. More


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

With attention to details: Ralf Holleis and Petra Napier about their product “MIOS”

It can be folded up in seconds to a compact format and fascinates with an extraordinarily stable construction as well as a highly detailed functionality that offers a multitude of customisation options: the stroller MIOS. Red Dot spoke with the designers. More


Wednesday, 30 August 2017

“TULIP Feuerring”: When product and communication design complete each other perfectly

Can there be a well designed product without a sophisticated design concept? Can a product be successful without good communication design? The fireplace “TULIP Feuerring” and the corresponding Cookbook Set “FEUER & RING” are a prime example for ideally matched product and communication design. More


Tuesday, 29 August 2017

“Omni-Fuse” by VIBRAM and Hankook Tire – Interview with Designer Robert Lee

It is designed to be handled easy and to revolutionise hiking: Omni-Fuse is a design concept that is the result of a collaboration between Hankook Tire and VIBRAM. Red Dot talked to its designer Robert Lee. More


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

From Koblenz to the USA – and until the weekend with a special exhibition in Essen: Canyon Bicycles

Tour de France, US expansion and the title Red Dot: Design Team of the Year - it was an exciting year for bicycle manufacturer Canyon. The special exhibition “Canyon - Design that talks” and the work of the design team at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen can be admired until 27 August. More


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Award-winning design and its makers: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

A T-shirt dyed with graphite powder – this is the core idea of “Graphi-Tee”. It is based on a solution approach for more sustainability in the textile industry. The idea and the implementation convinced the jury to give the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. A conversation with the designers. More