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 “Standard” submission phase runs until 22 March.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Interview with Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. Soon, some 40 recognised experts from around the world will gather again 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 Gordon Bruce again.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts

The Red Dot Institute filters the results of the Red Dot Design Award according to different criteria and creates, among others, rankings. Annually, it releases the Red Dot Design Ranking, honouring the leading organisations who have continuously invested in design and in innovation. The Red Dot Design Ranking 2016 for design concepts recognises the top companies, design studios and universities with unceasing pursuance towards design excellence.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Outstanding design and its makers: the A’tolan House

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”. The Create + Think Design Studio was awarded this distinction for the Interior Design of the A’tolan House.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

Winners‘ Benefits: Award-winning products are presented in the Red Dot App

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 runs only until 8 February. The laureates use the winner label for their communications and profit from further “Winners‘ Benefits”, among others the presentation of the award-winning products in the Red Dot App.

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.


Winners’ exhibition – The best projects of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the Museum for Communication Berlin

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Once again this year, the Museum for Communication Berlin is presenting the best projects of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. From 6 November, the studio exhibition “Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2016” will be showing all the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” and “Red Dot: Grand Prix” award-winning works. The entire range of international communication design will be represented, from brand and packaging design via e-commerce to online projects.


Red Dot presents award-winning products at the “Design Korea” trade fair

Monday, 24 October 2016

From 9 until 13 November 2016, “Design Korea” takes place again in Seoul. Once more, Red Dot shows a selection of current prize-winning products at the largest design business exhibition in Korea. Since 2003, the fair is hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) and organised by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP). It brings Korean and international companies, designers and buyers together, presents latest trends and offers the participants a forum for exchange and networking.


Xiamen International Design Week – Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec about the successful fair in China

Friday, 21 October 2016

From 29 October until 1 November 2016, Red Dot brings the world of design to the International Conference and Exhibition Center of the South-East-Chinese metropolis Xiamen: For the fifth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and trade fair organiser of the Xiamen International Design Week (XIDW). In an interview, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec gives insights into the successful fair and his talks about his personal highlight.


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.