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.


What is good design?

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

From 23 to 28 October 2006 red dot Singapore presented the special exhibition ‘What is good design?’ in the red dot design museum Singapore, the red dot Traffic. The special exhibition presented a selection of winning products of the red dot award: product design 2006.


‘rotis – eine Streitschrift’ (‘rotis – a controversial font’) - red dot award-winning diploma thesis finds publisher

Monday, 6 November 2006

Ralph Burkhardt and Christian Hartig, graduates of the University of Design Schwäbisch Gmünd, received a distinction in this year’s red dot award: communication design for their diploma thesis ‘stereotyp(e) – Eine Untersuchung der Schrift rotis” (‘stereotype – An analysis of the rotis font’). The great interest with which their thesis was met during their semester exhibition as well as the distinction encouraged the students to present their work to several publishing companies. Now the specialist publisher Hermann Schmidt Mainz will publish the book under the title ‘rotis – eine Streitschrift’ (‘rotis – a controversial font’).


Colloquium Universal Home – register now!

Monday, 6 November 2006

Young designers and architects from all around the world were invited to apply for one of a total of ten scholarships which were awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen on behalf of Entwicklungsgesellschaft Zollverein. From among the more than 50 applications from 24 nations selected ten applicants have been selected. For one year they will work on the topic ‘Universal Home’ and develop ideas for home environments suitable for all ages – an important topic in times of a constantly aging society. The scholarship winners will allow a first insight into their work at a colloquium on 15 November 2006.


Nominated for the red dot: grand prix - feldmann+schultchen design studios

Monday, 6 November 2006

Two works of the agency feldmann+schultchen design studios have received the red dot: best of the best for highest design quality. Thus the designer André Feldmann and Arne Schultchen are both nominated for the red dot: grand prix. In our profile we introduce you to both designers and their work.