Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Last chance: participation possible until 15 May 2019

Last chance for participation – the closing date for applications for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept approaches

Until 15 May 2019, companies, research institutions and designers from all over the world can still submit their best ideas, prototypes, and research projects for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Only concepts that convince the Red Dot Jury with highest design value are awarded the coveted Red Dot and presented to the world in the context of extensive communication measures.

International design gala

Are the submitted concepts awarded, there is a reason to celebrate. The awarding ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept is an important date in the design calendar: On 25 September, designers, well-known industry leaders, media representatives and winners come together to celebrate outstanding designs. The winners receive their award on stage from Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot. Thereby, it remains exciting until the end: The laureate of the highest distinction of the award, the Red Dot: Luminary, will be announced during the awarding ceremony.

Red Dot on Tour: Preview the Future at the Red Dot Design Museum

First presented right after the awarding ceremony, the winning design concepts of 2019 will be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore for at least four weeks. The museum in Singapore is home to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept which can be found in an impressive glass building along the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. In the winners exhibition 2019, the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, which is an important contact point for designers, presents the latest international design and innovative trends.

The award-winning concepts are not only presented in the home country of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The designers also have the opportunity to present in international exhibitions in the major cities of the world, to get known and to make international contacts.  In 2018, winners of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept were presented in the exhibition - “A Preview of the Future” in the Red Dot Design Museum Xiamen for 8 weeks and subsequently another 12 weeks in Shanghai.

Red Dot Design Ranking: A benchmark for consistent and cutting-edge design capability

Also, the winners will be considered in the current Red Dot Design Ranking. The Red Dot Design Ranking for design concept tracks and measures over a longer period of time the success of a company that develops interesting new design concepts. It is a reflection of the sustainable design innovation capability of an organisation. Companies and institutions are recognised for their continued investment in design.

Since 2011, the Red Dot Institute publishes the results of the Red Dot Design Rankings. It scores companies, design studios and universities, in North and South America & Europe as well as Asia Pacific and honours sustainable design and innovation capability. 

Registration phase ends on 15 May 2019

Still until 15 May 2019, designers, design teams, companies and design studios have the final opportunity to hand in their latest ideas, visions, prototypes and ready to launch products to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2019 and be a part of the Red Dot Gala.