The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. 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


Monday, 17 September 2012

Success needs to be celebrated - at the Designers’ Night with Alle Farben and Jan Pyroman!

On 24 October 2012, the international design elite will once again come together in Berlin, Germany, in order to experience the brilliant final of this year’s “red dot award: communication design”. Subsequently to the glamorous awards ceremony at the Konzerthaus Berlin, which traditionally stands for prestige and elegance, people will meet at the Designers’ Night. At the Alte Münze Berlin, located at the Molkenmarkt, the proud laureates will party together with representatives from the media, politics and economy until the wee hours. More

Monday, 17 September 2012

How strong is Austrian design? An analysis by the red dot institute

Home-made success: For decades now, products from Austria fascinate consumers as well as critics. The internationally orientated red dot design award, organised in Germany, shows this enthusiasm: with 35 distinctions in 2012 alone, more products from Austria than ever before were awarded. A record for the republic in the Alps, which is on 11th position in this year’s country ranking that features all 58 nations which succeeded in the “red dot award: product design”. More

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

"NEXT Service Design" conference in Berlin: exclusive offer for newsletter subscribers

From 25 – 28 October 2012 the special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2012” attracts design enthusiasts from all over the world to the “Alte Münze Berlin”. Already prior to this, on 8 October 2012, the scene location becomes a hot spot for creative minds, who want to discuss the design of innovative services together with designers, agencies, brands and leading scientists from Europe within the "NEXT Service Design" conference. More

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

In memory of Bill Moggridge (1943-2012)

The world of design grieves for one of its most creative minds and the father of Interaction Design. On 8 September 2012, Bill Moggridge passed away at the age of 69, following a battle with cancer – but his technical innovations and his pioneering spirit will eternise him. His career can be divided into three phases: first as a designer, later as the leader of various design teams and at last as a communicator. More

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

"red dot award: communication design 2012": The members of the red dot jury always know what they want

How did the most renowned designers experience the jury process of the “red dot award: communication design 2012”? And what do these creative minds think? In exciting interviews, the designers report on their work, their philosophies and reveal, what is important to them and at what daytime they are particularly creative. More

Monday, 10 September 2012

With a forum and an exhibition: red dot fascinates audience in Xiamen

On the occasion of the China International Design Business Week in Xiamen, red dot demonstrates presence in the South Chinese metropolis. From 8 – 12 September 2012, more than 120 works – which have all been awarded in the “red dot award: product design” within the last two years – will be exhibited in the International Conference & Exhibition Center. Themed “the world of red dot – business success by design”, the exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to Chinese companies, to deal intensively with prize-winning, foreign designs, to realise cultural differences and to use these information for their own innovations – and thus being successful on the international market. More

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Two in a row: Success in different competitions for eyewear collection

To compete with innovative companies in a competition is a big challenge. Being awarded the sought-after red dot for one’s own creative work by an independent jury is a great honour. To repeat such an achievement in different competitions, though, is a brilliant feat which seldom happens. With the eyewear collection “Grafik Plastic” and its stringent design strategy, Grafik Factory from South Korea succeeded in the “red dot award: product design 2012” as well as in the “red dot award: communication design 2012” and enthused the respective jury of experts. More

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

State-of-the-art: Special exhibition "Design on stage - winners red dot award: communication design 2012"

Trend-setting, courageous, emotional: Apps, posters or annual reports which are awarded in the “red dot award: communication design 2012” have all these features – and even more. Those who want to get an impression on what works from communication design are the source of inspiration and the trend barometer of the international creative scene, should not miss the special exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: communication design 2012“. More

Monday, 3 September 2012

red dot gala and Designers' Night in Berlin - the goal in mind

There are only a few weeks left before “red dot goes Berlin“ again! The preparations for the event are in progress and the design elite already is already wondering: Who will belong to the laureates? Just as last year, the complete overview of all winners will officially be announced not until the award ceremony on 24 October 2012. The distinctions in the competition are the well-deserved reward for outstanding design achievements. More

Friday, 31 August 2012

Best practice in design - red dot design forum in Xiamen

When red dot visits the South-Chinese seaport Xiamen from 8 – 12 September 2012, the status quo of Chinese and international top design will be presented: In the course of the red dot design forum, the economic advantages of consistent design strategies will be discussed. At the moment, China is close to a structural change which requires a new plan in order to support further development of Chinese companies. More