Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Announcement of the first jurors

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing. Until 10 June, participants can still enter their communication and design solutions and face the judgement of the Red Dot jury. The first jurors of this year’s award are already confirmed.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Party with international design stars at the Red Dot Design Museum

On 4 July 2016, following the Red Dot Gala, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, for the Designers' Night. On that evening, around 1,800 guests from around the world celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The after show party is also the opening of the winners’ exhibition “Design on Stage”.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Excellent product design is not a matter of dimensions

This year again, the Red Dot Award: Product Design proves that good product design is not a matter of dimensions. From fashion and accessories as well as consumer electronics to vehicles, household aids and furniture - the best innovations are awarded with the “Red Dot” in 31 product categories.

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: Communication Design 2016

Latecomer registration has started until 10 June 2016

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing: Until 10 June 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the competition for communication design.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows creative communication campaigns

Since 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.


Internationalisation and commitment to the Essen site: For 25 years now, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec has led the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

Thursday, 31 March 2016

On 1 April 1991, Peter Zec took over the running of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Since its founding in 1954, the organisation had largely been active at a regional level and held design competitions focused on German products. Peter Zec saw the opportunity to develop global recognition for an organisation that had, until then, not been well known.


Record participation at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016: The winners have been announced!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Manufacturers and designers entered a record number of around 5,200 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The jury was also bigger than before, with 41 experts coming together in the Ruhr area to assess each and every object live and on site over a period of several days.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 – Early Bird registration ending soon!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The countdown has started! Only until 5 April, participants in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design can profit from the special conditions of the Early Bird registration. One day later, the Regular phase will start which is going until 12 May.


“The culture of the technological civilisation” – interview with designer Tõnis Käo

Monday, 28 March 2016

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has forseen 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.


On the occasion of the 130th birthday of Mies van der Rohe: design chairs with classic potential

Thursday, 24 March 2016

On 27 March 2016 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe would have been 130 years old. He is considered to be one of the most important architects of the 20th century. With his simple, reduced architectural style he formed the motto "less is more". Besides his visionary buildings made out of steel and glass, Mies van der Rohe also designed furniture: among others the "Barcelona chair" was designed for one of his most famous works, the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in Barcelona in 1929.