Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

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 T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

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. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

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

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

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 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


Prominent Korean visitor in the red dot design museum

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

A city of millions discovers the subject of design for its purposes: Seoul. In July last year, the Mayor of Seoul, OH Se Hoon surprised the design world with his inauguration speech in which he claimed that, “the 21st century is the age of design. From today on we are all designers with the task of making Seoul the best city in the world. […]”. There has rarely been such a clear commitment to the subject of design from the leading politician of a country before.


Flashback: red dot award: design concept 2005 - “Totemo” designed by Joey Roth

Friday, 18 May 2007

While still a student in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, Joey Roth came up with a concept to strip down the computer to its bare essentials, transforming it into an aesthetically pleasing form with 2 powerful benefits, silence and a well-cooled CPU.


Interview with Iris Prehn

Friday, 18 May 2007

Iris Prehn, industrial designer from Kiel and scholarship winner of the ‘Universal Home’ project, has been researching new materials and designs for the 60+ generation. Until September she is designing the ‘Universal Home’, an integrative home for the future. In an interview with red dot online, Iris Prehn spoke about her visions of a future Universal Home and about her current state of research.


red dot is the knowledge partner of the International Design Forum Dubai

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

In the face of the Arab world’s constantly growing significance for the international market the International Design Forum (IDF) will this year for the first time take place from 27 to 29 May 2007 in Dubai. red dot is the official partner of the IDF and with its involvement aims to actively promote the role of design as an economic factor in the Arab world as well as Arab designers.