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.



Prof. Dr. Peter Zec about the power of creativity

Monday, 30 April 2012

The “5vor7” dinner speech series, organised by the Rochus Mummert Group, established itself as an unconventional and inspiring meeting point for critical debates far beyond regular lectures. At these events, creative personalities from the field of culture and economics reflect on crucial elements of successful leadership. On Thursday, 3 May 2012 the series proceeds with speeches by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, and Berlin’s conductor Prof. Gernot Schulz at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich, Germany.

Design ahead of its time: ZTE Corporation and Emami Design reach top positions in the red dot design ranking for design concepts

Monday, 30 April 2012

The red dot institute releases for the first time the red dot design ranking for design concepts: Compiling the most recent five years of “red dot award: design concept” achievements, this is an index of the top 15 ranked companies, design studios and universities by region, and is the most current index of an organisation’s design prowess.

“Illustrations”: Creativity in a variety of themes

Monday, 30 April 2012

How does a quilt have to be designed, to win a red dot in the category “Illustrations”? Katrin Rodegast from Berlin knew the answer to this question and won over the jury of the “red dot award: communication design” with her work. She showcased a stunning, contemporary quilt, which incorporated both the art of the traditional quilt and modern computer technology. Motifs from 270 images are harmonically arranged and document current socially relevant topics, such as consumption, equality, environment, war or politics. “Generic” illustrations such as flowers or animals were assimilated by Katrin Rodegast to meet the current zeitgeist, integrating them to fit the overall concept perfectly. High-quality illustrations, both digital and analogue, which are shaped by a variety of themes, can score well with the international expert jury of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”.

“Interface Design”: Quick, intuitive handling and a detailed, unique look.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Outstanding interface design concepts focus on conveying information in a clear manner. Aesthetically pleasing and informative, the "BMW Magazine iPad app" offers numerous photo sets, exciting videos and sound files which are directly embedded into the layout. And what about the fun factor? Well, the fun does not miss out! The app was developed in cooperation with the editorial and design agency “ringzwei”. Last year, it was honoured with the “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality. Follow the agency’s footsteps and don’t hesitate to convince in the “red dot award: communication design”. Submit your excellent examples of “Interface Design” now!

“Chair clouds” – the perfect “Event Design”.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The main theme of designing an exhibtion stand, is to create a world in which a piece of furniture becomes an active protagonist of a scene that reminds of an art installation. This approach is the starting point of the "Brunner Trade Fair Stand Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011": Several chairs hover over the heads of the audience. The room itself is completely covered with styrofoam. The design of the “Ippolito Fleitz Group - Identity Architects” not only did score points at the Milan Furniture Week, but also before last year’s red dot jury. In the category “Event Design", the judges of the “red dot award: communication design 2012” are already looking forward to exceptional designs that are more than pretty decoration.