Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017

50 free registration places for upcoming designers

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. “Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition. On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places.


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

From 7 December 2016 – 23 April 2017, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents a new 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, one of the internationally largest product competitions. With a view to design, the presentation illustrates where Taiwan is positioned in the world.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec

Red Dot founder received honorary citizenship of Seoul

On 28 October 2016, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, was awarded honorary citizenship of the City of Seoul. The Seoul Metropolitan Government has been bestowing the title since 1958 to personalities who demonstrate exemplary commitment to the South Korean capital city.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Application phase 2017 has started

At the moment, 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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

Photos of the awarding ceremony, after-show party, exhibition and winners

The Red Dot Gala 2016 was a great success. Photos of the awarding ceremony, aftershow party, exhibition and winners in Berlin can be found here.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

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

On Thursday, 24 November 2016, a new exhibition opened at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany: “Under the Sign of the Circle: Red Dot awarded Innovations from Japan”. The collection, comprised of around 100 designs from Japanese designers and manufacturers, will be on show until 19 March 2017.

From fishhook to luxury yacht - The boot 2014 opens its gates

Monday, 20 January 2014

It is that time again: From 18 to 26 January 2014, 1,650 exhibitors from 60 countries show everything around the motto “360° watersports”. In 17 fair halls and on an exhibition space of 230,000 square meters, visitors discover what they need for activities on, at and under the water. On the world’s largest show for maritime sports and lifestyle are boats, yachts and equipment for nearly every activity which is related to water.

The fine art of design on an international level: Korea Design Berlin

Friday, 17 January 2014

While products from South Korea have often been associated with electronics, high technology and mere mass production in the past, the country today turns out to be a fertile soil for experiments in urban- and product design. At the fair “Korea Design Berlin”, young designers bring the latest trends from the fields of furniture, lighting and product design from Korea to Germany.

Red Dot jury forms up to start the search for design excellence (part 2)

Thursday, 16 January 2014

In search of top performances in product design, the Red Dot jury 2014 can look forward to many thousand entries from all over the world. And numerous innovations will follow for sure, since the participation in the Red Dot Award: Product Design is still possible until 5 February 2014. In a several days lasting decision process, every single object will be tested, discussed and finally evaluated with great care. About 40 international design experts – more than ever – come together this year in order to select the best designs of 2014. All members of the professional jury will be introduced in the upcoming weeks gradually.

Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Red Dot on Tour continues: On 1 February 2014 the special exhibition “Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014” (“Excellent. Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014”) will start in Basel. Already for the fourth time, the winning works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will be exhibited in the midst of the Swiss creative scene.

Political leaders visited the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Today, high-ranking visitors were welcomed at the Red Dot Design Museum. The guests were Hannelore Kraft, Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. The politicians were impressed by the world heritage Zollverein and especially the Red Dot Design Museum, which is located in the former colliery’s boiler house. Besides political topics, design and quality of awarded products were discussed at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.