Red Dot Award: Product Design

Design event of the year

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design"

With the exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design", the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016", the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, presents their know-how in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen from 5 July to 28 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot jury 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Soon, the Red Dot jury meets for a three-day process in order to decide which works will be honored with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others game design expert Prof. Dr. Christof Rezk-Salama, advertising professional Frank Bodin and up-and-coming designer Johnason Lo.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exclusive exhibition on occasion of the CONVERGE 2016

On 20 and 21 September, the CONVERGE 2016 unites industrial designers, constructers, architects and product developers from all over the world in the Ruhr area. The new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking creates a platform for creative exchange. An exclusive, two-weeks special exhibition presents outstanding design examples and product innovations from clients and conference speakers in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Designers' Night 2016: Winners‘ exhibition opening during aftershow party

On 4 July, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. On that evening, around 1,800 guests celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016  at the Designers' Night. The aftershow party offers the opportunity to network and invites the guests to discover the best products of the year.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows Taiwanese and international creative works

Currently, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents “World’s Best Communication Design 2015/2016 – Taiwanese and international highlights of the Red Dot Award”. The selection comprises projects which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design.


KJO Symphony Orchestra plays concert at Red Dot Design Museum

Thursday, 28 April 2016

On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, were amazed when suddenly the sound of the “Ouverture Egmond” by Ludwig van Beethoven filled the premises of the former boiler house of the Zollverein coalmine Industrial Complex. In the Stocker’s Station of the museum over 50 youth musicians of the KJO Symphony Orchestra (Kennemer Jeugd Orkest) from Haarlem, Netherlands, had assembled to give a concert.


On the road to success: IKEA bike receives Red Dot: Best of the Best

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Whether furniture, kitchens, or decorative items: In private spaces IKEA products are already firmly established. With the bicycle SLADDA, designed by the Swedish agency Veryday, IKEA is now launching a product for the public space. Like the interior items of the Swedish manufacturer, SLADDA meets not only functional requirements, but also brings a sophisticated design.


China Good Design: Product submissions in the Early Bird phase only until 9 May 2016

Monday, 25 April 2016

After last year’s successful jury session, award ceremony and winners’ exhibition, this year “China Good Design” takes place for the second time. The aim of the competition is to locate good design in China from an international perspective, to improve the design level in China as a whole and to make high quality products more visible.


International design experts select the best design concepts

Friday, 22 April 2016

The basis of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 is formed by the experts of the Red Dot jury. This year, it is comprised of 20 internationally recognized designers, professors, specialised journalists and publishers. Thanks to their backgrounds and experiences, the jury members can especially appreciate the cultural characteristics of design and consciously evaluate them.


Audience interaction as part of successful channel branding

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Last year, the new design of the television station France 4 was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix in the category film & animation. The advertising agency Gédéon realigned the entertainment channel for music, movies, series and art formats as a true cross-media platform while setting a focus on the interaction with the audience.