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.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

Industrial design highlights – Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents two winners exhibitions

From 10 July 2018, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents two new exhibitions. Until 5 August, the best products of the year are showcased in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018”. The outstanding achievements of Phoenix Design, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2018, can be seen in the exhibition “PHOENIX – First. Now. Next.” until 19 August.

Red Dot Design Award

“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: 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

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 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.


“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.


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

Thursday, 17 May 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.


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

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

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.


Scandi style: award-winning communication design from the north

Friday, 11 May 2018

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.