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.


Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents outstanding selection of the most innovative communication designs

Friday, 9 May 2014

Visitors of the newest Red Dot exhibition venue in Taiwan are able to meet awarded objects from various life and products worlds. After “Every Product tells a Story” and “Style your life”, the exhibition “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners’ Selection” starts on 15 May 2014. It shows a selection of award-winning works from Taiwan, distinguished in 2013. Furthermore, nearly all international works awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best and a Red Dot: Grand Prix in last year’s competition are featured in this unique exhibition.


Thebe Ikalafeng from South Africa to judge in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design for the first time

Thursday, 8 May 2014

South African born award-winning global African branding and reputation authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, joins the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. He is the first African juror in this prestigious competition. Ikalafeng anticipates that his invitation will be the beginning of broadening the interest for Africans to participate in this global award.


"A strong brand" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the history of the Red Dot

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Specialist publisher, global design directory, institute – Red Dot has many facets. In the second part of the video interview with Riccardo Capuzzo, Professor Dr Peter Zec explains the history of the Red Dot. He points out how the initiative of the German company Krupp turned into an idea over the years, which he finally developed into a strong brand and one of the world`s most renowned design competitions.


Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

On Sunday, 11 May 2014 design fans and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 3–4:30 p.m., the public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house.


Professor Dr. Mugendi K. M'Rithaa talks about "Co-creation and innovation for social change in Cape Town" at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Friday, 2 May 2014

Celebrating twenty years of democracy, elections and being World Design Capital (WDC) 2014: Cape Town has it all this year. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, as a professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is at the centre of these events. He can see the role of designers in societal changes grow before his eyes. “This really unlocks a great creative potential in the city, I’m very excited at the opportunities that WDC presents to our design community!”