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 electric guitar “Revstar”

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 designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”, and the best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the electric guitar “Revstar” by Yamaha and Hamamatsu, designed by Piotr Stolarski, Toshihide Suzuki, Michael Tropper, Joohee Lee, Mark Jones and Volker Pflueger.

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.


Mix of styles – communication designers draw on plentiful resources

Friday, 5 August 2005

The times of great style and trend waves seem to be finally over - not only in fashion, literature, and art, but also in communication design. This, however, does not mean that boredom and dreariness have taken over, but rather that the creative minds draw on plentiful resources.


adidas challenges world market leader Nike

Thursday, 4 August 2005

One year before the start of the World Cup Championship, adidas starts to challenge world market leader Nike. For 3.1 billion euros, the world's second largest sporting goods company will buy its US rival Reebok; now number three in the world.


Video about award ceremony and adidas now online!

Wednesday, 3 August 2005

On the occasion of the award ceremony of the “red dot award: product design” on 4 July, Deutsche Welle TV shot a video feature about the award ceremony and about adidas, the design team of the year 2005. The film is now available here for you to download in MPEG format.


‘Living Tomorrow’ – experiencable future

Monday, 1 August 2005

Looking into the future is an old dream of mankind. How will we live in the future? There is hardly anyone who has not asked themselves this question. Living and working in the future – this is exactly the vision the ‘Living Tomorrow’ project is dedicated to.


Printruns in the millions thanks to manga cult

Friday, 29 July 2005

For more than 50 years, manga have increasingly gained in popularity in Japan, which has obviously also had an economic effect. 60% of all manga produced worldwide come from Japan.