Red Dot Award: Product Design

Design event of the year

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design"

With the exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design", the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016", the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, presents their know-how in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen from 5 July to 28 August.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Red Dot jury 2016

The registration period for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 has ended. Soon, the Red Dot jury meets for a three-day process in order to decide which works will be honored with the Red Dot this year. Part of the jury are among others game design expert Prof. Dr. Christof Rezk-Salama, advertising professional Frank Bodin and up-and-coming designer Johnason Lo.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exclusive exhibition on occasion of the CONVERGE 2016

On 20 and 21 September, the CONVERGE 2016 unites industrial designers, constructers, architects and product developers from all over the world in the Ruhr area. The new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking creates a platform for creative exchange. An exclusive, two-weeks special exhibition presents outstanding design examples and product innovations from clients and conference speakers in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Designers' Night 2016: Winners‘ exhibition opening during aftershow party

On 4 July, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. On that evening, around 1,800 guests celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016  at the Designers' Night. The aftershow party offers the opportunity to network and invites the guests to discover the best products of the year.

Red Dot Design Area Taipei

Exhibition shows Taiwanese and international creative works

Currently, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei presents “World’s Best Communication Design 2015/2016 – Taiwanese and international highlights of the Red Dot Award”. The selection comprises projects which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design.


Design concepts wanted - last chance to participate in Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Only until 18 May 2016 design studios, companies, universities, research laboratories, inventors and students are asked to participate in the competition for design concepts. The Red Dot Award: Design Concept evaluates good design before it becomes a product and is thus an important evaluation platform for these development steps that happen before a serial production.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 - Submissions in the regular phase only until 12 May 2016

Monday, 9 May 2016

Until 12 May 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the Red Dot Award: Communication Design during the regular phase. After that, the latecomer registration begins. It’s the last possibility to take part in the competition and ends on 10 June 2016.


BlackWing and Belle-V: Excellent product design is not a matter of dimensions

Friday, 6 May 2016

This year again, the Red Dot Award: Product Design proves that good product design is not a matter of dimensions. From fashion and accessories as well as consumer electronics to vehicles, household aids and furniture – the best innovations are awarded with the Red Dot in 31 product categories.


Communication design award honours annual report with Red Dot: Grand Prix

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

In 2015, the German agency Strichpunkt Design was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the annual report “(in)visible – Trumpf Annual Report 2013/2014” of the company Trumpf. In advance view of the “International Year of Light 2015”, proclaimed by the United Nations, the annual report 2013/2014 was devoted to this topic.


More than beautiful: innovative jewellery with aesthetics and expressivity

Monday, 2 May 2016

To convince the experts of the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, a shapely designed product alone is not enough. This year, two entries from the category “Jewellery” attracted attention: The ring “Cut” from Kiss Design and the earring “Pirouette" by Johanna Otto Jewellery Design demonstrated innovative strength and have been honoured with the Red Dot: Best of the Best.