Red Dot Award: Communication 2016

The results are in

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skill in a total of 21 categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking

From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, how modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best product designs from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.


Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents exhibition on 3D printing: “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.


Influential technology designer: Tönis Käo has died

Monday, 11 July 2016

It is not unusual for a designer to be less well known than the products he created. Tönis Käo was no exception. Born in 1940 in Saaremaa (Estonia), Käo chose Munich as his home. It was there that he came up with concepts whose realisation became possible decades later and which became extremely popular. He also designed products that everyone in Germany above the age of 40 is likely to be familiar with – even though the visionary designer himself did not become a household name until much later.


CONVERGE 2016 – a new form of conference

Friday, 8 July 2016

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.


Red Dot jury: the panel is set

Thursday, 7 July 2016

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is ready. Soon, the international panel will come to Essen, Germany and decide which of the numerous entries will be honoured with the Red Dot this year. Beside other big names of the industry, the Scottish designer Jack Renwick, newcomer Jörg Sachtleben from Scholz & Friends and Michel Chanaud from France, editor of étapes:, will be part of the Red Dot jury.


Award-winning design, premium products and a touch of Hollywood in Essen: That was the Red Dot Gala 2016.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

On 4 July, everyone who was anyone in international design came to Essen, Germany. In spring, a 41-strong jury had awarded the coveted Red Dot label for good design to the most outstanding products of the year. Now it was time to pay tribute to the winning creations and the people who made them.