The Product Design competition has existed since 1955. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

“Made in Germany” – award-winning communication design

The label “Made in Germany” was introduced at the end of the 19th century. It was meant to preserve British consumers from allegedly inferior products and copies from Germany. The designation of origin advanced to become a quality seal which is appreciated worldwide today. Design “made in Germany” is well-known for its high quality as well as for setting new standards in formgiving on the international stage. But German design does not only stand for premium engineers’ work and quality products, but also for excellent communication design. More

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Title of honour for outstanding design performance – Phoenix Design is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018

This year’s title of honour “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” goes to Phoenix Design with its teams in Stuttgart, Munich and Shanghai. Founded in 1987 by Andreas Haug and Tom Schönherr, the interdisciplinary team with its international gearing has been especially convincing with its consistently innovative, top-notch design achievements. On 9 July 2018, the Phoenix Design Team will be officially awarded the title at the Red Dot Gala and will receive the “Radius” trophy on stage at Essen’s Aalto-Theater. More

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Scoring double points: successful with innovative products and convincing communication design

Strong brands are built on innovative products. The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 regularly prove this. But in order to expand the economic success in the long term, they additionally invest in communication that appeals to customers and builds a long-term relationship. The results of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design regularly demonstrate how to design excellent communication. Among the laureates are renowned national and international companies, such as Audi, 3M and IKEA. More

Friday, 11 May 2018

Scandi style: award-winning communication design from the north

The Scandinavian countries are pioneers in many ways. Their export hits H&M, IKEA, Nokia, the Finnish sauna and Norwegian sweaters are well-known all over the world. They are trendsetters in both product design and fashion design. The importance of the Nordic countries becomes increasingly important in the field of communication design as well. Scandinavian design is functional, exceptional and intelligent. Scandinavian designers regularly prove that in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, they stood out again with design quality and creativity. More

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

“Unique strengths and real quality”: three cars awarded with the Red Dot: Best of the Best

During the assessment of the category “cars and motorcycles”, the jury members of the Red Dot Award: Product Design drove the submitted vehicles on the runway of the airport in Mülheim, Germany. Afterwards, the jury members were able to make a profound decision about their design quality. This year, three of the vehicles received the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the competition’s top award: the “Stinger” from Kia, the “720S” from McLaren and the “Ferrari Portofino”. More

Monday, 30 April 2018

“Punto Rosso”: award-winning communication design from Italy

Italy stands for fashion and design, elegance and tradition. The Milan Design Week, where the latest trends of furniture were presented, ended recently. But also award-winning communication design comes from the land of the dolce vita. Italian designers regularly prove this in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. More

Friday, 27 April 2018

Typography: the power of award-winning types

Whether in magazines, on posters or on packaging – text does not only serve the transfer of information. The way it is designed influences subconsciously the perception of the content. Being an important tool for communication and a design element, the development and goal-driven usage of fonts are a complex field of activity. In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, designers from all continents regularly prove how to communicate in an outstanding way with the help of typography. More

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Honouring of the laureates: Red Dot Gala fully booked faster than ever

Red carpet and photographers’ flashlights for the best designers and manufacturers of the year: On 9 July, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 will be officially announced and honoured for their outstanding design performance within the framework of the glamourous award ceremony in Essen, Germany. While the Red Dot Gala was fully booked faster than ever, interested people still have the chance to reserve one of the limited tickets for the Winners’ Dinner or the Designers’ Night. More

Friday, 20 April 2018

Inventor Sebastian Conran in an interview with Red Dot

For the fifth time now, Sebastian Conran was part of the red Dot Jury. With his know-how, he helped to guarantee the high quality standards of the award and thus the value of the Red Dot seal. According to the motto “form follows fabrication”, the designer created a plethora of enduring products through from concept to consumer. He calls himself “an engineer and inventor at heart”. Red Dot talked with Conran about the difference between design and invention, about the iPhone and about the job of designers. More

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Last chance to submit for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 will come together in Singapore soon to select the best design innovations, prototypes and ready to launch products for the year. Only concepts with the highest design standards that convince the Red Dot jury are awarded with the sought-after Red Dot. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018. More