Red Dot Award: Design Concept


Type of Projects

Upon preparing an entry for the award, specify if the design is a professional project, or a project under the Red Dot: Next Gen Award

Type of Design Concepts

Once the project type is determined, specify if the design project is a “Concept” or “Ready For Market”. This allows the jury to better understand the design and will apply different criteria to evaluate a design that is still at a developmental stage compared to a design that is almost ready for the market.

More information on the evaluation criteria for a “Concept” and a “Ready For Market” design project can be found in “Judging Criteria”.


“Concepts” are designs that are still at the early developmental stage. They can be just an idea or a prototype and will not be made available for the market within the next few months or years.

Ready For Market

“Ready for market” designs are almost or already fully developed as a product or a service. They may have already been announced to the market but are not yet available for delivery to the market before 2 June.

Types of Categories

There are 61 categories to select from. The list of examples following each categories are samples and should not limit your entry. A single design concept can be submitted multiple times under different categories if the concept has attributes that is fitting to different categories.

Architecture and Environment


public space and urban design

Public Space and Urban Design

Exhibition and Installations

Interior Architecture and Interior Design

Interior Design Elements


Home and Seating Furniture

Bedroom Furniture and Beds

Garden Furniture

Garden Appliances and Garden Equipment

Lamps and Luminaires

Lighting Systems

Bathroom Taps, Shower Heads and Equipment

Kitchen Furniture

Kitchen Taps and Sinks

Kitchen Appliances and Accessories

Household Appliances and Accessories

Tableware and Cutlery

Cookware and Cooking Utensils

Heating and Air Conditioning

TV, Audio and Home Entertainment

Office Furniture and Office Chairs

Commercial Furniture

Office Supplies and Stationery

Computer and Information Technology

Communication Technology

Medical Devices and Technology

Personal Care, Wellness and Beauty


Fashion and Lifestyle Accessories

Watches, Jewellery and Eyewear

Luggage, Bags and Travel Accessories

Smart Phones, Tablets and Wearable Technology

Cameras, Drones and Camera Equipment

Sports and Fitness Equipment

Outdoor and Camping Equipment

Pet Care, Furniture and Accessories

Hobby, Leisure and Games

Babies and Children

Education and Learning

Bicycles and Personal Mobility Devices

Cars and Motorcycles

Commercial Vehicles

Motorhomes and Caravans

Trains, Planes and Watercraft

Vehicle Accessories

Safety, Protection and Security


Tools, Industrial Equipment and Machinery

Materials and Surfaces


Service Design

Interaction, UI and User Experience

Brand Design and Identity

Mega Trends

Electrification and Decarbonisation


Ageing and Geriatrics

Mass Customisation