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 “Omni Nightclub Taipei”

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. Only groundbreaking received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the Omni Nightclub Taipei by The LOOP Inc., designed by Etai-Space Design Office.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Top honour for first-class achievement – Canyon is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

The title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017” goes to Koblenz: The Canyon Design Team will be included in the “Hall of Fame” of international design for its consistent and unparalleled design performance. This year alone, two bicycles were awarded the top award, Red Dot: Best of the Best.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Design on Stage”: exhibitions of international top achievements

Award-winning products from all fields of everyday life are currently in the focus of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. In the former boiler house of the Zollverein coal mine World Heritage Site, visitors discover the best products of the year in the exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017” until 6 August.

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

Award-winning design and its makers: “PHILIP”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of outstanding design quality. The Red Dot: Grand Prix is the highest single distinction and goes to the best work in a category. In 2016, among others, Rosenthal’s customer magazine “PHILIP”, designed by “MILCH + HONIG designkultur” was granted this prize.


Award-winning design and its makers: “The Real Time Brand”

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to “The Real Time Brand”, designed by Grey Germany/KW43 Branddesign and Maruri Grey.


„The reality is often more complex”: interview with Red Dot juror Vincent Créance

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. 39 experts from all over the world assessed each individual object, that was entered in 2017, live and in situ in a process spanning several days. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after Red Dot. This year again, Vincent Créance from France contributed the decision making with his expertise.


When external values count – excellent packaging design

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 is well underway. Agencies, designers and companies from all over the world are currently called upon to submit their well-designed and creative works and projects from the field of communication design. A total of 18 categories are available for participation, one of them is “Packaging Design”. Packaging, which is awarded the coveted Red Dot label, impresses with materiality, interesting forms and the clever transfer of their respective contents.


“World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”: successful exhibition opening

Thursday, 6 April 2017

On the evening of 5 April 2017, the opening of the exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” took place in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. It presents the latest trends, strategies and projects of the regional and international communication design scene. The spectrum of more than 100 exhibits ranges from illustrations and posters to packaging, advertising campaigns and online presences.


Award-winning design and its makers: the “Frankfurt Zoo - Holoquarium”

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to the 3D video “Frankfurt Zoo - Holoquarium” designed by Leo Burnett.