Call for entries

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 – competition starts with “Early Bird” submission phase

The early bird catches the worm. The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 has started with its first submission period. Until 10 April, the applicants will benefit from the reduced registration fees of the “Early Bird” phase.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

For a successful start to the career – Red Dot: Junior Award is looking for talents in communication design

Trainees, students and young professionals are also encouraged to demonstrate their design expertise – in the Red Dot: Junior Award, which is part of the international design competition.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Best Practice in advertising: when an art director hovers

Every year, only a few projects stand out in particular in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The jury awards them with the highest single distinction, the Red Dot: Grand Prix. In 2017, among others the prize was granted to Achtung! and Studio Kraftwerk from Amsterdam for the advertising campaign “Hovering Art Director”.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018

Formidable: communication design from France

French designers regularly prove their excellent design quality in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, for example, the agency W&CIE and Sylvain Borgarino convinced. The French agency BETC showed courage and creativity when they exchanged the famous crocodile logo of Lacoste.


Red Dot Award: Product Design

The airport in Mülheim becomes a race track: jury members test vehicles

The registration phase of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 is completed and the jury is waiting in suspense for the assessment of the products. The jurors Lutz Fügener, Ken Okuyama and Martin Darbyshire especially look forward to the judging process in the category “Cars and motorcycles” as they will not only observe the submissions, but also test them.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot: Luminary – inspiration for other designers

At the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, the “Red Dot: Luminary” stands out from all the other distinctions and is the highest achievement in the competition. Considering the awarded concepts and prototypes of past years, it becomes clear that each of them is unique and forward-looking.

ORA-ÏTO: lines of minimalism

Monday, 4 July 2005

Linien des Minimalismus. Licht definiert einen Raum und durch eine gelungene Gestaltung wird die Lichtquelle zu einem wichtigen Bestandteil dieses Raumes. Die Tischleuchte One Line wirkt wie ein Band, das sich frei im Raum bewegt, „um sich nach mehreren Windungen schließlich auf der Tischplatte niederzulassen.“ Sie folgt der Gestaltungsmaxime eines konsequenten Minimalismus und wird durch ihre bandartige Form zu einem grafischen Element im Raum.

Jean-Michel Wilmotte: wings of harmony

Monday, 4 July 2005

Wings of harmony. Birds’ wings do have something mystical. A possible explanation for this could be the image they convey – the desire to experience the vastness of the horizon. The Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus – the escaping like a bird out of the Cretan labyrinth with wings made of wax and feathers – is a highly potent image of this desire for harmony with the elements. For the design, the model of a bird’s wing is also interesting, since it is perfectly well constructed; unsurpassed in its proportions and mechanisms of action. The head of the Mouette pendant lamp is designed in the shape of a bird’s wing.

Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll on beauty and form

Sunday, 3 July 2005

The indispensables – shape to the limit. The Akashi bag, designed by Kirsten Antje Hoppert and Steffen Kroll, merges a highly interesting and extravagant language of forms with innovation in leather processing. Well-known techniques of leather shaping that have been borrowed from shoe production played an important role in its design. The leather is brought into its final shape under tension and is then glued. The handbag, thus, receives an unusual shape of sculptural appearance with hardly any seams.

Edmund Englich on design as a benefit for the customer

Saturday, 2 July 2005

Sculptures of communication. The first television sets were carefully treated pieces of furniture. Therefore, in the early 1950s the colour of the finish was more important to the future owner than the overall design. Today, just like in the 1950s, the television is a cult object, but the requirements are completely different. Today, the design of the television set plays a decisive role. It is important for the design of a “modern” TV set to appeal to the emotions and implement innovative technologies in such a way that they harmonise with the design. The design of the Spheros R 37 Masterpiece TV set manages the difficult task of finding a form that is appropriate for its technology.