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.


“China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” – from 4 May to 3 June 2018 in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen

Monday, 23 April 2018

With the exhibition “China Good Design: New Asian Moods and Award-Winning Products” from 4 May to 3 June 2018, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in cooperation with the Xiamen Culture Media Group is presenting products in Germany for the first time that were successful in the competition “China Good Design”. The vernissage for the exhibition will take place on 3 May 2018 at 6.30 p.m.


Inventor Sebastian Conran in an interview with Red Dot

Friday, 20 April 2018

For the fifth time now, Sebastian Conran was part of the red Dot Jury. With his know-how, he helped to guarantee the high quality standards of the award and thus the value of the Red Dot seal. According to the motto “form follows fabrication”, the designer created a plethora of enduring products through from concept to consumer. He calls himself “an engineer and inventor at heart”. Red Dot talked with Conran about the difference between design and invention, about the iPhone and about the job of designers.


Last chance to submit for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 will come together in Singapore soon to select the best design innovations, prototypes and ready to launch products for the year. Only concepts with the highest design standards that convince the Red Dot jury are awarded with the sought-after Red Dot. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018.


Competent, experienced, renowned: International experts award the Red Dot for outstanding communication design

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 launched at the beginning of March. All those who wish to submit their work and themselves to the scrutiny of the Red Dot Jury have until 15 June 2018 to register for the design competition. In a process spanning several days, 24 experts, including three new jury members, will decide which entries will receive the Red Dot.