Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Annual report honoured with Red Dot: Grand Prix

In 2015, the German agency Strichpunkt Design was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the annual report “(in)visible – Trumpf Annual Report 2013/2014” of the company Trumpf. In advance view of the “International Year of Light 2015”, proclaimed by the United Nations, the annual report 2013/2014 was devoted to the topic.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

International design experts select the best design concepts

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 recognised designers, professors, specialised journalists and publishers. Thanks to their backgrounds and experiences, the jury members can especially appreciate the cultural characteristics of design.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows creative communication campaigns

From 22 April 2016, “World’s Best Communication Design 2015/2016 – Taiwanese and international highlights of the Red Dot Award” will show a selection of international projects that were successful in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Blackmagic Industrial Design Team is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016

In 2016, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year will travel half way around the globe to receive the “Radius” challenge cup in Essen, Germany. Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd from Australia is to receive the highest honorary title of the Red Dot Design Award.

Red Dot Design Museum

Exhibition shows achievements of the international communication design scene

Until 29 May 2016, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany can see the special exhibition “World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, which combines the best performances of the regional and international communication design scene in one place.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Nature and design: awarded product highlights for the outdoor season

Time to start the outdoor season: not only the first warm spring days attract the people to go outside now. A variety of functional and aesthetic products, which were awarded in this year‘s Red Dot Award: Product Design, invite to leave the house and linger in the garden, on the balcony and terrace.


Time travel in product design: retrospective “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’” only until 3 April in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has foreseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany.


Full house: successful start of communication design exhibition

Friday, 18 March 2016

On the evening of 17 March 2016, the exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. Until 29 May 2016, the museum presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene – from clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters.


Red Dot meets Baselworld 2016: Outstanding luxury watches

Thursday, 17 March 2016

In March, designers, manufacturers and specialized press meet at the trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry Baselworld 2016 to present the trends of the future. Among the renowned luxury watch manufacturers like IWC, TAG Heuer, MB&F, Maurice Lacroix or Rado are also numerous laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design from the past years. On regular basis they create exceptional and elegant timekeepers, which fascinate the Red Dot-Jury.


Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 opens up new possibilities for designers

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

In 2016 for the first time, this year‘s participants can submit their works to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept in two categories. The classification into "Design Concepts" and "Ready To Launch" gives design studios and companies the opportunity to participate both with futuristic visions and already marketable designs.


Creative Easter: experience tours for kids in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

In order to acquaint children with the topic of design, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen offers exciting experience tours for them during the Easter holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the motto “Design at the fingertips”, kids from eight to ten years go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design on Tuesday, 22 March 2016.