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 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 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.


Chinese design visits the Red Dot Design Museum: new exhibition open

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The special exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” opened to a full house on the evening of 3 May 2018. For the first time, until 3 June the exhibition will put products on show in Germany that won awards in the competition “China Good Design” in the past three years. The roughly 90 exhibits stem from a wide variety of different areas of life, giving an exciting and interesting insight into the state-of-the-art of Chinese product culture.


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

Monday, 30 April 2018

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.


Typography: the power of award-winning types

Friday, 27 April 2018

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.


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

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

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.