Communication Design at its best - the Red Dot Gala and Designers' Night in Berlin

18 October 2013 is the date to remember this autumn, as that’s when the top names in the design industry will meet to celebrate the winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the creative metropolis of Berlin. The winners will receive their sought-after trophies on stage in the Konzerthaus in Berlin at the official ceremony as part of the Red Dot Gala. This is where it will be announced which of the 72 Red Dot: Best of the Best winners will be awarded the top prize in the competition – the Red Dot: Grand Prix. The excitement will last until the very last moment, particularly for newcomers and young professionals who have entered the competition, when Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator and CEO of Red Dot, announces the winner of the Red Dot: Junior Prize and its prize money of EUR 10,000 in the presence of more than 1,200 international guests.

The award ceremony also marks a special highlight for the Hamburg-based agency Mutabor. Not only is Mutabor celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it will also be awarded the title of honour that is Red Dot: Agency of the Year on the evening in recognition of its outstanding and continuous creative achievements.  The percussion duo Double Drums will provide the musical backdrop to the evening, with musicians Alexander Glöggler and Philipp Jungk creating a refined and humorous fusion of music, film and show to make for an unforgettable performance.

Afterwards, the celebrations will continue at the Designers’ Night in the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz, where the winners, jury members and design fans will party together into the early hours, marking the high point of this year’s competition. None other than Chrissi D! will get the crowd dancing on the evening. The star DJ, originally from the Ruhr region and now living in Berlin, also provided the sounds and the party atmosphere for the celebrations at the Red Dot Award: Product Design event in Essen. The Designers’ Night also marks the opening of the winners’ exhibition. The works of the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013 will be on display there until 20 October.

Dates and facts:

Red Dot Gala
18 October 2013
Entry: 7.30 pm
Konzerthaus Berlin
10117 Berlin/Germany

Designers’ Night & vernissage for the winners’ exhibition “Design on Stage”
18 October 2013, from 10 pm
Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz
Voltairestr. 5
10179 Berlin/Germany
Exhibition: 19 and 20 October 2013

Special exhibition “Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2013”
Museum for Communication Berlin
Leipziger Straße 16
10117 Berlin/Germany
Exhibition runs from: 1 November 2013 to 5 January 2014

Further information available at

PR management:
Verena Lissek
Red Dot Design Award
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Tel. +49 (0)201 30 10 4-50

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