Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

Jury session finished

The jury session of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 is finished. During three intense days, numerous works from all over the world were examined and evaluated by the 27-headed jury. Now it is time to wait and look forward to Berlin.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Awarded designers on design quality

In this years’ product competition, 81 products out of 4,928 submissions were distinguished with the highest single award "Red Dot: Best of the Best". Red Dot talked to some people behind the winning products. Selected statements on their understanding of design quality are available here.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Highly efficient and emotional: LED technology in the lighting sector

During the International Year of Light, technologies are focused which reduce the global emissions of greenhouse gases: for example, through the use of light-emitting diodes - LEDs. How different LEDs are already used in current designs, is shown by selected lights.

Interview with Robert Sachon

“We take rational values and make them tangible at an emotional level”

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” went to: “Robert Sachon & Bosch Home Appliances Design Team”. Red Dot talked to the Global Design Director Robert Sachon about the brand Bosch and his role as a designer. Excerpts from the interview are available here.

"Enduring, not ultimate form"

From “Industrieform” to Red Dot (1954 - 1979)

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. In the same way that design has constantly changed and developed further, so too has today’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen stayed close to the pulse of time in the past sixty years.

Red Dot in Xiamen

Networking at China's most important fair for awarded design

For the fourth time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 30 October until 2 November 2015, exciting exhibitions, informative presentations and the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, networking and entering new markets.


MINI's great performance at the red dot design museum

Friday, 3 May 2013

The British Embassy Berlin is currently self-promoting the UK with an innovative campaign. Under the slogan “This is Great”, a MINI exclusively branded with the Union Jack is touring in Germany and heading for interesting places with a connection to Great Britain. There is no question that a visit at the red dot design museum in Essen also was on the list – mind you the building was reconstructed into a museum by the British star architect Lord Norman Foster.


“Most designers just love what they do” – Interview with Mirko Leyh

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The red dot design award has always pursued the objective to especially approach and motivate young creatives. With the special young professional program, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen has successfully implemented this intention. Every year, a renowned jury awards the best newcomer works in the fields of product design, communication design and design concept. Mirko Leyh explains why participating in the “red dot award: communication design” is definitely profitable. The last year’s “red dot: best of the best” awardee reveals his idea about excellent design and the advantages coming along with a red dot especially for career entrants.


Inspiring collaboration – when red dot laureates come together

Friday, 19 April 2013

Out of thousands of entries, only the best ideas and works are honoured in the red dot design award every year. But is it possible to even potentiate outstanding design quality? What happens if successful designers and products come together and something totally new is created as a result? Surprisingly, the red dot laureate Andy Adresen from Switzerland did so by combining a shelf with the legendary Porsche 911. He proves that even products from very different segments can perfectly harmonise.


red dot award: communication design 2013 - Interview with Prof. Dr. Zec

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Last year, designers, companies and young professionals from 43 nations submitted a total of 6,823 works and took their chance to receive one of the coveted distinctions of the “red dot award: communication design”. Those who wanted to convince the jury of international experts, succeeded with creative designs, original concepts and expressive typography. Why does it pay off to receive a red dot, especially nowadays, and what does the “red dot: junior award” mean to up-and-coming designers? Being the initiator and CEO of red dot, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec knows the answers.


red dot award: communication design 2013: Get up, Early Birds!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Experienced designers, well-known agencies, clients of communication design or talented newcomers should note 15 April: This day marks the ending of the early bird registration period of the “red dot award: communication design 2013”. Only a few days left for creative minds from all over the world, to hand in their best works at a reduced rate during the early bird registration phase and to take their chance to compete for the coveted “red dot”.