Red Dot Award: Communication 2016

The results are in

The winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design have been chosen. Participants from across the world were able to demonstrate their skill in a total of 21 categories. The numerous communication and design projects were evaluated by a jury of 26 industry experts. In an appraisal process lasting several days, they decided who would be awarded the Red Dot this year.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Digital tools for innovative Design”: exhibition by solidThinking

From 20 September until 3 October 2016, the exhibition “Digital tools for innovative Design – solidThinking” shows in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, how modern software supports designers in their work and enables them to maximally exploit the potential of a product.

Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

The best product designs from 2016

The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore features a new collection of the latest innovations from this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design. The exhibition showcases product solutions with refined technology, improved combination of materials and increased emphasis on users’ comfort and convenience. The exclusive presentation runs until 30 November 2016.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.


Winning spirit and the atmosphere of a capital city: The Red Dot Award: Communication Design celebrated its highlight in Berlin

Monday, 21 October 2013

About 1,400 guests, hundreds of winners, 62 Red Dot: Best of the Best awards, ten Red Dot: Grand Prix distinctions, three honorary titles – and all this within one single night: This was the Red Dot Gala, the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013. On 18 and 19 October, the competition celebrated the best creative works of the year. On the stage of the Konzerthaus Berlin, the awardees received their trophies. Afterwards they partied together with the jurors and the representatives of the media at the Designers‘ Night in the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz until the wee hours. The winners‘ exhibition “Design on Stage” has been presented at this location as well until 20 October.


Best communication design: Red Dot prize of honour for Audi

Friday, 18 October 2013

Just a few hours before this evening’s Red Dot Gala in the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the winner of this year’s title of honour, the “Red Dot: Client of the Year”, has been announced. For the third time, Audi AG has won the sought-after distinction as part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Bernhard Neumann, Head of Event Marketing at Audi, will accept the trophy on stage in recognition of the company’s continuous investment and courageous decisions for outstanding communication achievements.


Communication Design at its best - the Red Dot Gala and Designers' Night in Berlin

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

18 October 2013 is the date to remember this autumn, as that’s when the top names in the design industry will meet to celebrate the winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the creative metropolis of Berlin. The winners will receive their sought-after trophies on stage in the Konzerthaus in Berlin at the official ceremony as part of the Red Dot Gala. This is where it will be announced which of the 72 Red Dot: Best of the Best winners will be awarded the top prize in the competition – the Red Dot: Grand Prix. Afterwards, the celebrations will continue at the Designers’ Night in the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz, where the winners, jury members and design fans will party together into the early hours, marking the high point of this year’s competition.


Creativity for kids: Experience tours in the Red Dot Design Museum

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

On Saturday, 19 October 2013, children will go on discovery tour in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen and learn to see their environment with new eyes. In a playful way, two experience tours equip the young creative with design basics. Amazed, they will notice that they are surrounded by well-shaped everyday items around the clock: the bed in which they sleep, the pencil they use for homework or the toy they play with in their free time.


Experiencing Chinese attitudes - Interview with Gordon Bruce on the Red Dot Design Forum in Xiamen

Monday, 14 October 2013

will once again organise a Red Dot Design Forum. Internationally renowned experts such as Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Hideshi Hamaguchi, Martin Darbyshire and Prof. Axel Thallemer, to name but a few, will point out the connection between economy and design in their lectures. Last year, Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce provided more than 500 company representatives, designers and students with professional insights into the world of design. Reason enough to ask him about his personal experiences in an exclusive interview.