Red Dot Award: Product Design

Red Dot pays tribute to the best designers and manufacturers of the year: award ceremony, exhibition launch and after-show party on 9 July

All of the big names in the global design scene will convene on the red carpet in Essen on 9 July 2018. On that date, Red Dot will be paying tribute to the best designers and manufacturers of the year, the award winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. During the glamorous Red Dot Gala, the laureates of the Red Dot: Best of the Best will accept their trophies on stage at Essen’s Opera House. Afterwards, there will be ample opportunity for networking, dancing and celebrating at the Designers’ Night.

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“The Value of Simplicity”: Red Dot Projects presents design exhibition in Beijing

From 27 until 30 September 2018, Red Dot Projects Singapore presents a new exhibition in China: “The Value of Simplicity – Good Design for a better Quality of Life” will showcase around 250 exhibits, which illustrate the principle of simplicity in design and demonstrate the differences between historicism and modernity, craftsmanship and industry.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The tone of success: Red Dot awarded sound design

A romantic movie scene without the corresponding music or “Jaws” without its world-famous soundtrack? The impression would be totally different. Whether in blockbusters, radio spots, advertising or with regard to products, sound design makes an indispensable contribution to success on the market.

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year

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.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Long live print – communication design hot off the press

Only until 15 June, designers, agencies and companies can submit their projects in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. One of the 17 categories, in which the creative achievements are put to the test, is “Publishing & Print Media”. Despite the progressive digitalisation, printed publications such as books, calendars and magazines are still very important.


Final sprint for communication design: register for the Red Dot Award before 15 June

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

The last phase for taking part in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 has started. Agencies, designers and companies only have until 15 June 2018 to submit their advertising campaigns, sound designs, online projects, packaging, corporate designs and other creative achievements in the international competition. That is the last chance for “Latecomers” to enter the competition to win a Red Dot distinction, the globally recognised seal of quality for good design and creativity.


Brand staging at the highest level: awarded fair stands

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Being present at a trade fair is often a key component of a corporate communication. To make full use of their potential, companies avail themselves of thought-out design ideas for their booths. The design has to be attractive, should stay in mind and fit the own brand. The winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design show how successful brand staging at a fair can look like. Individual exhibition elements, stands and booths as well as live performances can convince the jury in the category “Fair Stands”.


The use of innovative, sustainable materials in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Sustainability plays an increasingly important role in product development. More and more designers opt for recycled materials to save resources and energy. In this year’s Red Dot Award: Product Design, the companies proved that repurposed materials can be used to manufacture excellent products which are modern, visually appealing and intelligently designed.


“Made in Germany” – award-winning communication design

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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.