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.

Antonio Citterio: dimensions of design

Monday, 27 June 2005

Dimensions of design. For the Romans, the bath was an institution. It was part of daily life to take time to relax on a large scale. Today, the bath is more important than ever, since it is one of the last bastions of relaxation. Free from the demands, the daily hustle and bustle, and the noise of the environment one searches for calmness in the bath – having time for yourself and your body is the “modern luxury”. The Axor Citterio bathtub and washstand combination creates a design of relaxation with large dimensions and newly interpreted transitions.

Philippe Starck: designed power – abundance as a principle

Monday, 27 June 2005

Water does not obey rules. It looks for new ways with all its force. Large rivers such as the Amazon or the Nile constantly create new living spaces by flooding complete areas. As a result of cultivation and embankments water has often lost its force today. The design of the Axor Starck X single-lever washstand mixer by Philippe Starck attempts to model this aspect of water’s ungovernable force and “abundance as a principle” has deliberately been chosen as a design maxim.

The Porsche AG on the design of the new Porsche 911 Carrera

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Porsche 911 Carrera – language of forms and consistency. The Porsche 911 has become a design classic long since. On the basis of the well-known basic shape, the current Porsche 911 Carrera consistently continues the visual language of the 911. The design follows the maxim of “clarity, tension and precision” with the aim to consistently continue this in all the car’s details.

Robert G. Allan on the challenge of ship-handling tug design

Sunday, 26 June 2005

Marine aesthetics – defined mobility For most trading nations, the sea is the most important route of transport for exchange of goods. More than 90 per cent of the total world trade is handled via sea routes. To enable bulky transport ships to manoeuvre in coastal waters and ports, harbour tugs are of great importance to tow the ships on the spot. The Z-Tech is a new category of harbour tugs designed by world-renowned Canadian naval architect, Mr. Robert Allan.