Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 is on

Designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Outstanding design and its makers

The bike “SLADDA”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects of high design quality. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of all entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category like the IKEA bike “SLADDA”.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Entitled “Under the Sign of the Circle”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents an exhibition of Japanese products until 19 March 2017. From electronic drums to extravagant packaging to origami chair: Around 100 exhibits invite visitors to discover Japanese design.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

The Early Bird registration phase is on

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The Early Bird registration phase runs until 31 January.

“Juxtapositions”

Eexhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Until 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents the exhibition “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Red Dot Award 2016

Looking back on the design highlights of the year

2016 was again an eventful and successful year for Red Dot that was characerised by numerous high points. Those include the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, the awards ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept in Singapore, and the honouring of the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in Berlin.


Revitalisation of Iconic Chair

Wednesday, 9 March 2005

The California-based design studio BMW Group DesignworksUSA and an aluminium chair company, Emeco have revitalised an iconic Emeco chair popular in the 1950s. The recreation was prompted by the discovery of the original chair on the auction website eBay. Designed by Adrian van Hooydonk, the modern “1951” version will debut at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, taking place from April 13 to April 19, 2005.


Results of the red dot award: product design 2005

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

The death of the universal consumer After the race for the best technical innovations in the last years, companies now increasingly focus on sophisticated designs meeting the demands of target-groups in order to keep their position in the competition. The consumer’s needs are coming more and more into the spotlight, when it comes to finding the ideal form for a product. This was shown by observations during the selection process of the red dot award: product design 2005.


Reorientation at Konradin Publishing Group/New Chief Editor at „Mensch & Büro“

Monday, 7 March 2005

Wilhelm Klümper, chief editor at Mensch & Büro, resigned his chief editorship and left Mensch & Büro by his own desire to pursue new challenges.


The 1st BDA-Day and Award Ceremony of the BDA Grand Prize 2005

Monday, 7 March 2005

On 12 March 2005, the Association of German Architects (BDA) invites their members and all people interested in architecture and building culture to take part in the 1st BDA-Day at the Gürzenich in Cologne. The nationwide forum follows the tradition of the BDA Association Days and reflects the new positioning of the Association.


Two voices – one bathroom: Brand-name Manufacturers from the German Sanitation Industry and International Designers in Dialogue at the ISH 2005

Wednesday, 2 March 2005

As part of the ISH's regular focus on “The Bathroom Experience”, Outlook – Building Perspectives, the brand of Messe Frankfurt for architects, designers, creative personnel, technical planners and engineers, turns the spotlight on the future of the bathroom. This interdisciplinary forum brings together people who have something to say – about design, architecture, product development, concepts for the future, bathroom planning and exhibition design.