Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot Award: Communication Design – “Early Bird” registration ends on 2 April

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is well underway. They can submit their works and projects to the international competition within the “Early Bird” registration phase until 2 April and benefit from the reduced registration fee of the first submission period.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

Award-winning design and its makers: “Iceberg Songs”

The top individual award is the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the award was granted to the website “Iceberg Songs” designed by Serviceplan and Pan.Net for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and gives a silent phenomenon a sound identity. 

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

In search of the best visions, prototypes and design concepts

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 “Latecomer” submission phase ends on 24 May 2017.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Aleks Tatic

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. In the end of February they gathered in order to test, discuss and assess every single entry in an evaluation process lasting several days. Part of the panel in 2017 will be Aleks Tatic again.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Award-winning design and its makers: the chair “kayak”

The "Red Dot: Best of the Best" is the highest award of the Red Dot Award. In 2016, "kayak" by designer Patrick Norguet got the Award. The design of the chair focused on exploring the possibilities of wood.


Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – 50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Monday, 21 November 2016

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places. The international design competition thus gives an opportunity to those starting out on their career to prove their abilities and be compared directly against established designers and major brands from the industry.


Taiwanese design talents received the Red Dot: Junior Prize 2016 for their animation “Meet, or Not”

Friday, 18 November 2016

In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, young talents are supported in a special way. Who was able to make the Red Dot: Best of the Best sure for him- or herself, also has the opportunity to receive the Red Dot: Junior Prize for the best newcomer work, endowed with 10,000 € – this is the chance for the creative youth to make a breakthrough in design and convince potential clients of their proper skills. In 2016, the Red Dot: Junior Prize went to Taiwan: Mu-Yi Chi and Yi-Sin Lin from Tatung University in Taipei received it for their animation “Meet, or Not”.


“Under the Sign of the Circle”: Red Dot Design Museum presents exhibition on innovations from Japan

Thursday, 17 November 2016

“Under the Sign of the Circle”: This is the title of the exhibition to be presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany from 25 November 2016 to 19 March 2017 on Red Dot awarded design innovations from Japan. From living, telecommunications and media to packaging design and posters – around 100 exhibits from Japanese designers and manufacturers will be on show. The focus is on technological innovations, for which Japan is very well known.


“Design Korea 2016”: Red dot awarded products on show in Seoul

Friday, 11 November 2016

On 9 November 2016, the “Design Korea” trade fair opened, which brings Korean and international companies, designers and buyers together. Visitors can inform themselves about current trends and use the forum for networking until 13 November. Red Dot is on site, too, and presents current prize-winning products in the course of its “Red Dot on Tour” programme. The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) hosts the business event since 2003, which is organised by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP).


Red Dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec was announced “Honorary Citizen of Seoul”

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Already since the middle of the 1990s, the Red Dot Award maintains excellent contacts and partnerships with South Korea. Numerous Korean designers and manufacturers participate in the competition and use the well-known Red Dot seal to set themselves apart from their competitors on the market and to attract attention to the good design quality of their products. Moreover, Red Dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, as initiator of the “World Design Capital” programme, had substantially contributed that the South Korean capital Seoul received this title in 2010, which is granted by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid).