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 highest award in the Communication Design competition is the “Red Dot: Grand Prix” for the best work in a category. The “Red Dot: Junior Prize”, which includes prize money of 10,000 euros, will be awarded to the best student work.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Design Award news

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Red Dot Gala 2015: Design event of the year brought together world’s best designers and manufacturers in Essen

On 29 June, the global design scene came together in Essen to celebrate the best products of the year. The glamorous Red Dot Gala in the Aalto-Theater marked the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. More


Monday, 29 June 2015

Four exhibitions in the anniversary year: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents history and present

With four exhibitions at the same time, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen celebrates its 60th anniversary in this summer. In 1955, the first “Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products” was opened at Villa Hügel. Today- six centuries later - the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the largest exhibition of contemporary design in the former boiler house of Zollverein coal mine. More


Friday, 26 June 2015

Price? Performance! From the art of appealing - a Florentine summit talk

On the occasion of the Red Dot Gala on 29 June, Škoda Chief Designer Jozef Kabaň and Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, have met for an intensive exchange of function and action of automotive design. The conversation took place at the design campus of the Università degli Studi di Firenze. More


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Under the sign of good design: Red Dot Gala 2015

Only a few days are left until the festive closure of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. On 29 June, personalities from design, economy and politics will honour the best designers of the year. More


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Festive opening of the anniversary exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”

From 29 June, 60 years of design in Essen will come to life in Hall 5 at Zollverein World Heritage Site. The exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” is dedicated to the rich history of the Design Zentrum NRW. More


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Designs inspired by nature

For thousands of years, bamboo has been forming an important livelihood in Asia. As a commodity, the grass is used as food or is the basis for the production of textiles. In addition, bamboo is utilised as a building material for furniture and house construction. The special features of bamboo - stability, lightweight and sustainability - has made the material interesting for numerous current product designs. More


Monday, 15 June 2015

Red Dot award ceremony 2015: Major honour for the best designers and products in the anniversary year of the design award

On 29 June, the global design scene will converge in Essen to celebrate the best products of the year. The glamorous Red Dot Gala in the awe-inspiring Aalto-Theater marks the culmination of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015. More


Friday, 12 June 2015

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 - the jury has been chosen!

The jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has been chosen. A total of 27 design experts from all over the world will assess the works of the participants in this year’s competition. The creative competition is once again looking for the best projects from the fields of Corporate Design, Packaging, Game Design and more: Designers, advertisers, marketing professionals and up-and-coming new talent have a total of 17 categories to choose from for their entries. More


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Playful, elegant and functional: trends of the Milan Furniture Fair

For the 54th time, the largest and most important furniture fair in the world was held in the famous Italian metropolis Milan: the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The fair is known for spectacular ideas and exciting creations. True to the nature of the fair, several trends could be recognised in Milan. More


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Red Dot in Xiamen: Networking at China's most important fair for awarded design

Again, Red Dot brings the world of product design to the South-Chinese metropolis Xiamen: For the fourth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. More