“Building Best Brands”

Interview with the Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016

On 27 February 2017, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will start into a new competition's year and will be in search for the worldwide best communication solutions. Last year, the German agency Serviceplan managed to ensure itself the honourary title as Red Dot: Agency of the Year. Red Dot spoke to Alexander Schill, Chief Creative Officer of the Serviceplan Group.

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 in Berlin – awarding ceremony, exhibition and after-show party honour the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

On 4 November 2016, the time will have finally arrived for the Red Dot Gala in Berlin where communication designers and marketing professionals will be honoured for their extraordinary achievements in design. At the Konzerthaus Berlin, the best of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will receive their trophies. However, participants will be kept on tenterhooks to the end, as it is only during the awarding ceremony that the winners of the highest individual distinction of a category, the Red Dot: Grand Prix, will be announced.


Application phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 begins

Monday, 17 October 2016

From 24 October 2016 onwards, 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. The award’s 40 strong, international jury evaluates every product submitted live, on site and only awards the Red Dot to those that stand out for their good design quality. The application phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 is divided into three distinct stages: the “Early bird” phase ends on 2 December 2016 and is followed by the “Regular” stage which ends on 20 January 2017, then “Latecomer” has a closing date of 8 February 2017.


Outstanding design and its makers: lamp “Mesh”

Friday, 14 October 2016

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects with high quality design. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of around 5,200 entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category, among them the lamp “Mesh”. Red Dot asked the jury what they particularly appreciated about the design of this lamp, and talked to the designer Francisco Gomez Paz.


“Building Best Brands” – Serviceplan is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2016 has been chosen: Serviceplan has won the day in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. With its innovative campaigns, this partner-led agency proved to be the strongest service provider as demonstrated by its 11 Red Dot and five Red Dot: Best of the Best awards in this year’s competition.


The best in communication design – BBDO, Lenovo and Mister Spex

Friday, 7 October 2016

On 4 November 2016, the best of the best of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will receive their trophies on stage of the Konzerthaus Berlin for their outstanding communication campaigns. It remains exciting: Only on the evening of the awarding ceremony it is announced, who will receive a Red Dot: Grand Prix. This year’s winners include BBDO Berlin, Lenovo and Mister Spex.