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.


“Focused on use and function in an uncompromising way”: Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 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 Award: Communication Design 2016 - Regular phase has started

Friday, 8 April 2016

The hot phase of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is running: during the regular registration period until 12 May 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the competition for communication design.


Design award honours Kia and Ferrari with Red Dot: Best of the Best

Thursday, 7 April 2016

What do a Ferrari 488 and a Kia Optima have in common? Both were recently honoured at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 in the category “vehicles” with the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. It is awarded for groundbreaking design and only to the best products in a category.


Good packaging design: orientation and buying incentive for the consumer

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing: Communication designers, marketing experts and young talents from all over the world are once again invited to submit their outstanding projects and campaigns. Last year in the category "Packaging Design" the design studio Win Win Packaging Ltd. from Finland received the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the packaging of the brandy "This Is Not Calvados".


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.