Red Dot Award: Product Design

Winners’ Privileges

Winning the Red Dot opens the doors for manufacturers and designers to a worldwide network and offers exclusive options for communicating their success. The numerous winners’ privileges are the usage of the Red Dot winner label, the presentation of the product at Red Dot Online, in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, in the Red Dot App as well as at Red Dot 21, and the exhibition of the award-winning products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany. 



Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Providing a wider platform for innovation

At the moment, up-and-coming talents, designers, companies and universities from all over the world have the opportunity to enter their design visions in the competition and put their whole creative potential to the test. 2015's best design concepts and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. These are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations.

Creative hot spot

International communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, until 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe.

Exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

Taiwanese Design Faces

A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei until 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good.

Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Designs with a story – in the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”

The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface.



Vernissage on 15 November: the red dot design museum presents "Digilog 601: Harmony thru Design" by this year’s best agency

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Starting on 16 November 2012, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, showcases the exhibition of the most successful agency of the year, 601bisang from Seoul, as well as a selection of works which were rewarded in 2012. Until 6 January 2013, the former boiler house of world heritage Zollverein will turn into a place for current communication design at the highest level. The visitors of the exhibitions may look forward to the latest, innovative works in the field of communication design.

"In search of excellence" - the red dot design award is seeking out the best products for 2013!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

With 4,515 entries from around 1,800 companies and designers from 58 countries in the year 2012 alone, there can be little doubt of the international significance and reach of the “red dot award: product design”. A new round of the competition, which has a history that dates back to the 1950’s, is about to commence. Designers and manufacturers from all over the world are once again invited to register their well-designed products and thus to join the hunt for the renowned red dot seal of quality.

Webcast with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec in Hamburg: media event for the launch of the new Niveal design

Friday, 2 November 2012

In an online press conference, Beiersdorf AG presented the new packaging design of the brand Nivea to more than 100 international journalists. red dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec and product designer Yves Béhar, who has been responsible for the new design, gave a lecture on the importance of emotional design for everyday products and its impact on the consumer. In addition, Ralph Gusko, Beiersdorf Executive Board Member Brands & Supply Chain, and Jenny Fleischer, Head of Global Design Management Beiersdorf, gave lectures on the design language and on the story behind the new Nivea design.

red dot design ranking: The design report card 2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hot off the heels of the results of the “red dot award: design concept 2012”, the red dot institute releases the ranking for design concepts. In the world of design where change is the constant, the organisations and institutions in the red dot design ranking challenge themselves to innovate often; to outdo others as well as themselves each year.

20 years of outstanding communication design: yesterday's red dot gala celebrated the international creative elite

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The evening of 24 October 2012 was marked by outstanding creative achievements: The “red dot award: communication design 2012” celebrated its brilliant culmination with a glamorous awards ceremony in the German capital. The evening offered suspense up to the last minute: It was not until the red dot gala that the agency of the year and the laureates of the junior prize were revealed as well as the awardees of the “red dot: grand prix”.