Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The winners are selected!

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is celebrating its 25-year anniversary in 2017. With its vast experience, the award once again selected this year’s excellent achievements and now the winners of the international competition have been chosen.

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 T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”

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. The best of them received the highest award “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – among them: the T-shirt “Graphi-Tee”, designed by WRAD.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 in an interview: innovations of the bike industry, design processes as well as particularities of Canyon’s design

The Canyon Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017. Led by Lars Wagner and Peter Kettenring, the Canyon Design Team was honoured for its consistently high design achievements. But what makes the design of the bicycles so special and how do the designers work?

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

With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 6)

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017 Thebe Ikalafeng, Philipp Teufel, Thilo von Debschitz and Akira Kobayashi are part of the jury.


“Design on Stage”: exhibition of international top achievements at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Friday, 7 July 2017

From emotional home robot to innovative sun umbrella to aesthetic chair: 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. More than 1.000 innovations and well-designed products from 42 countries present the state of the art in industrial design.


Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

On 3 July 2017, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the gala, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design were duly celebrated and the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners received their trophies. The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017, the Canyon Design Team, won over the crowd with an extraordinary appearance. Afterwards, the party went on well into the early hours at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.


With the sense of good communication design and creativity: the jury 2017 (part 5)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The heart of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the jury. With its expertise, it assesses thousands of submissions each year on the basis of established criteria. In 2017, there are 24 globally recognised experts who meet in Essen, Germany, to jointly decide in a multi-day process about the awarding of the coveted label “Red Dot”. Some of these experts are repeatedly part of the jury. Among others Johnason Lo, Niels Schrader and Peter Philippe Weiss will select the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.


China Good Design: application until 25 July and 50 free registrations

Friday, 23 June 2017

China Good Design is in full swing: Until 25 July 2017, designers and manufacturers from all over the world can hand in their products for the competition, organised by Red Dot and the Xiamen Media Group, and thus win one of fifty free registrations. All products that were manufactured within an industrial production process, can be assessed by the international expert jury. The aim is to highlight high-quality products, manufactured by global companies, on the Chinese market and to recognise their outstanding quality.