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.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore relocates to Marina Bay

In 1955, the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum. Today, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. It currently houses around 2,000 international design objects in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. All exhibits are award-winning design works from the Red Dot Design Award which is organised in three disciplines: product design, communication design and design concept.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award ceremony, after-show party and exhibition opening: Red Dot honours the best in the design industry

The event to honour the designers and manufacturers that have won the Red Dot this year will take place on 3 July 2017. Each year, the award ceremony in Essen’s Aalto-Theater and the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum attract hundreds of representatives of the world’s best brands and design offices to the Ruhr Region. Participants from all over the globe entered thousands of products in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 to have them evaluated by the jury. Those objects that won over the 39-member expert jury with their well thought-through design won a Red Dot, while the best products of the year received the highest award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 5)

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Johnasson Lo, Niels Schrader and Peter Philippe Teufel will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

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 Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: These are the best products of the year

Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days.


Mix of styles – communication designers draw on plentiful resources

Friday, 5 August 2005

The times of great style and trend waves seem to be finally over - not only in fashion, literature, and art, but also in communication design. This, however, does not mean that boredom and dreariness have taken over, but rather that the creative minds draw on plentiful resources.


adidas challenges world market leader Nike

Thursday, 4 August 2005

One year before the start of the World Cup Championship, adidas starts to challenge world market leader Nike. For 3.1 billion euros, the world's second largest sporting goods company will buy its US rival Reebok; now number three in the world.


Video about award ceremony and adidas now online!

Wednesday, 3 August 2005

On the occasion of the award ceremony of the “red dot award: product design” on 4 July, Deutsche Welle TV shot a video feature about the award ceremony and about adidas, the design team of the year 2005. The film is now available here for you to download in MPEG format.


‘Living Tomorrow’ – experiencable future

Monday, 1 August 2005

Looking into the future is an old dream of mankind. How will we live in the future? There is hardly anyone who has not asked themselves this question. Living and working in the future – this is exactly the vision the ‘Living Tomorrow’ project is dedicated to.


Printruns in the millions thanks to manga cult

Friday, 29 July 2005

For more than 50 years, manga have increasingly gained in popularity in Japan, which has obviously also had an economic effect. 60% of all manga produced worldwide come from Japan.