Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 – Designers and manufacturers are now invited to submit their products

From 9 October 2017, designers and manufacturers from all over the world can once again take the opportunity to submit their products to the Red Dot Award: Product Design, one of the world’s largest design competitions. The registration period breaks down into three different phases. Here you can find all important information.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The best communication designers of the year – award ceremony for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 in Berlin

On 27 October, Germany’s capital city will once again become a meeting point for the international creative industry. At the Red Dot Gala in Berlin, designers, agency heads and company representatives from all over the world will come together to celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

“Vorsprung durch Technik” – Audi is Red Dot: Brand of the Year 2017

Of all the awards given in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, there is one that stands out: the title of honour “Red Dot: Brand of the Year”, which this year goes to German automotive firm Audi.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017

“Every next big thing starts with a free thought” – thjnk is Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2017

This year, the title of honour “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” goes to the full-service agency thjnk. This is the well-deserved recognition for the continuous and above-average design successes of the agency from Hamburg: In 2017 alone, it could win over 21 awards.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Best creative achievements: Museum for Communication Berlin shows exhibition of Red Dot winners

From 29 October 2017 to 14 January 2018, the state of the art of the international creative scene can be seen in the Museum for Communication Berlin: Subsequent to the Red Dot Gala, the studio exhibition “Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2017” will be presented there.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

A look beneath the surface: the use of colour in design

Colouring is more than just the mere decor of a product. It is of central importance, because it has an effect of how a product is perceived and can strengthen the brand recognition. Furthermore, social trends and developments can be reflected by colours.


“Canyon – Design that talks”: exhibition by the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Since as early as 1988, one design team, that stands out through its continuously innovative design work and sets standards in its respective industry, is honoured each year. In 2017, this title of honour went to the Canyon Design Team, which consistently uses design as a strategic tool in the bicycle industry. The bike manufacturer from Koblenz, Germany, is presenting its design achievements in the exhibition “Design that talks” which is on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 27 August.


Award-winning design and its makers: “PHILIP”

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Once a year, the jury of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design honours projects of high design quality. Among the works which received a Red Dot: Best of the Best, the jury awards the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2016, the top individual award was granted to the customer magazine “PHILIP”, designed by “MILCH + HONIG designkultur” from Munich, Germany, for “Rosenthal”.


“Design on Stage”: exhibition of international top achievements at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Friday, 7 July 2017

From emotional home robot to innovative sun umbrella to aesthetic chair: award-winning products from all fields of everyday life are currently in the focus of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. In the former boiler house of the Zollverein coal mine World Heritage Site, visitors discover the best products of the year in the exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017” until 6 August. More than 1.000 innovations and well-designed products from 42 countries present the state of the art in industrial design.


Red Dot Gala 2017: The best designers and manufacturers of the year were recognised

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

On 3 July 2017, the international design scene convened in Essen’s Aalto-Theater for the Red Dot Gala. During the gala, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design were duly celebrated and the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners received their trophies. The Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017, the Canyon Design Team, won over the crowd with an extraordinary appearance. Afterwards, the party went on well into the early hours at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum in the midst of the award-winning products.