Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

Regular registration phase ending soon

On 27 January, the regular registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will end: Designers, brands and manufacturers from all continents are submitting thousands of entries right now. An international jury of independent design experts evaluates every product and the best achievements are awarded with the sought-after “Red Dot” quality seal.



Red Dot Design Ranking

The most successful seating furniture manufacturers

Several thousands of current products are assessed every year as part of the Red Dot Award. The competition, which has been tracking down the best designs for 60 years now, traditionally receives a particularly large number of entries in the “Living rooms” and “Interior design” categories. On the occasion of the largest German interiors show, IMM Cologne, the Red Dot Award: Product Design is publishing an industry-specific ranking that provides information on the most successful seating furniture manufacturers.



Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015

Looking forward to progressive endeavours

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest. Right now, 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.

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.



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.

“Annual Reports”: Effective concepts and innovative implementation

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Annual Reports give companies a face and thus, seemingly boring annual reports can turn into exciting business stories. This proves the agency häfelinger + wagner design, which integrated the company figures of the ThyssenKrupp AG in an inventive layout. This achievement was honoured by the jury of experts of the “red dot award: communication design 2011” with a red dot. Those who want to convince in this year’s competition, can benefit from the early bird discount until 13 April.

red dot award: design concept - The jury’s criteria

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Now, as the end of the standard submission period draws near to the close, the red dot jury panel is eagerly awaiting to preview the latest collection of futuristic and innovative design ideas that could revolutionise our way of life.

red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Rainer Hirt

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

What do you watch out for while evaluating a work?
While evaluating a work, functional quality aspects as well as the multi-sensory significance play an important role for me.

Minimalistic, humorous or vividly coloured: “Posters”

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Poster design is one of the supreme disciplines in the world of design – the virtuosic play with letters and the signaling effect of imagery pose a challenge with each new design. The “Münchener Kammerorchester” (MKO) accepted it and was honoured by the jury with a red dot for its poster design for the “Season 2010/11”. Whether outdoor, large-scale posters or advertising pillars – creative designers who want to convince with their achievements should submit their works to the “red dot award: communication design 2012”.

red dot award: communication design – "Corporate Design"

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A company’s corporate design encompasses all visually perceptible elements – from the key visuals to holistic approaches. Innovative corporate design, just like the one of "Alex Poulsen Arkitekter", conveys the central aspects of entrepreneurial activities in a memorable form. The reward: The jury awarded the new corporate identity of the Danish architectural studio the ”red dot: grand prix”. Jean Jacques Schaffner from Switzerland - juror in the “red dot award: communication design 2011” - explains why this achievement stood out so clearly and was honoured the highest individual award in the competition.