Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 is on

Designers and manufacturers can enter their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 – one of the largest product competitions in the world. For more than 60 years, it has offered a fair and independent design benchmark.

Outstanding design and its makers

The bike “SLADDA”

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design awards objects of high design quality. In 2016, only 1.5 percent of all entries received the highest distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”. It goes to the best products of a category like the IKEA bike “SLADDA”.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Under the Sign of the Circle” presents Red Dot awarded innovations from Japan

Entitled “Under the Sign of the Circle”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents an exhibition of Japanese products until 19 March 2017. From electronic drums to extravagant packaging to origami chair: Around 100 exhibits invite visitors to discover Japanese design.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017

The Early Bird registration phase is on

The Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2017 offers designers, companies and universities from all over the world the opportunity to enter their product visions and put their whole creative potential to the test. The Early Bird registration phase runs until 31 January.

“Juxtapositions”

Eexhibition on Red Dot awarded product benchmarks from Taiwan and abroad at the Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Until 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents the exhibition “Juxtapositions: Red Dot awarded Product Benchmarks from Taiwan and Abroad”. On show are Taiwanese and international objects which were granted a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Red Dot Award 2016

Looking back on the design highlights of the year

2016 was again an eventful and successful year for Red Dot that was characerised by numerous high points. Those include the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, the awards ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept in Singapore, and the honouring of the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in Berlin.


Best design concepts of the year on the tablet - Red Dot Design Concept iPad App available now

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Red Dot Design Concept Yearbook represents a culmination of a six month search for the best design ideas and prototypes – a weighty tome of hard work and design ingenuity by designers, studios, product companies and research institutions collected in a single book. Now, the design reference book can easily be carried around – being available as an iPad application.


Renowned, international, independent: the Red Dot jury for 2014 has been announced!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Bit by bit, several thousands of products entered in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 are arriving at the judging hall in the Ruhr region/Germany. Whether they come in a small package or a large container, the designs from vastly different areas of life are currently being prepared for their big moment. Design experts from all over the world will discuss each entry in a professional atmosphere during the jury session and assess its design quality. Only very few products are awarded the sought-after Red Dot seal or the even more seldom distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”.


Athmospheric vernissage in Basel: Jean-Jaques Schaffner and Peter Zec honour Red Dot winners in the St. Peter's Church

Monday, 3 February 2014

These days, design is shaping the third largest city in Switzerland: In the center of Basel, the incisive posters and banners, designed by the agency Schaffner & Conzelmann, are sticking out the mile and lead the way to several locations of the special exhibition „Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014“ (“Excellent. Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014”). The opening events on 30 and 31 January already attracted several hundreds of guests – now, the presentation of graphics, advertising and marketing projects can be visited by an even larger audience until 21 February 2014.


Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Monday, 3 February 2014

On Sunday, 9 February 2014, friends of well-shaped creations and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. From 3–4.30 p.m., the public tour of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs about current trends, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house.


The trend barometer for design-strong brands: Final spurt in the Red Dot Award 2014

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Great authority in the search of the latest top performances in international product design: Being an independent competition, the Red Dot Award selects the best drafts from different industries for almost 60 years now. All those who want to go hunting for the Red Dot quality seal, need to hurry up: Only until 5 February 2014, companies and designers can enter their current products and projects in the competition. The final spurt is in full swing!