About us

Red Dot

Red Dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Our international design competition, the “Red Dot Design Award”, is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts.


About Red Dot Award

The distinction “Red Dot” has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the award breaks down into three disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Each competition is organised once every year.

Red Dot Design Museums

Essen, Singapore, Xiamen: The Red Dot Design Museums enchant visitors all across the globe with their exhibitions on current design, and all of the exhibits have won a Red Dot Award.



Red Dot looks back at a tradition spanning more than 60 years. On 30 July 1954, “Verein Industrieform” association was founded at the initiative of the head of Krupp’s Public Relations and Advertising department, Professor Dr. Carl Hundhausen.

Peter Zec

Professor Dr. Peter Zec is the Founder and CEO of Red Dot. In 1991, he took over at the helm of Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, which had been hosting a design competition since as early as 1955. Peter Zec developed what had until then been a national competition, transforming it into an international platform for the evaluation of design. He established its global gearing and expanded the “Red Dot“ brand.



Do you want to contribute your skills in a young and interdisciplinary team? At the Red Dot headquarters, located on the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine in Essen, Germany, we are offering varied positions in an inspiring work environment in the midst of business and culture.