Red Dot Award: Product Design

The best products of the year 2022

“In search of good design and innovation” – this is the guiding principle for the Red Dot Jury. It has identified the best product designs of the year. The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design set new standards in the design industry with their submissions. The successful companies include major well-known brands as well as newcomers that are more than able to compete with the big players.

The Red Dot Jury 2022

This year's Red Dot jury has 48 members. They come from 23 countries. What they all have in common is their design expertise, which they have accumulated during their careers as professors, consultants, industrial designers or journalists.

Hybrid judging process

“A product cannot win a distinction in the Red Dot Design Award based on an assessment that only uses a photo. Our standards are higher than that,” says Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot. For this reason, the registered products were available to view in situ in the Red Dot Judging Hall and the evaluation process took place hybrid: The submissions were presented to the jury in video calls. In the calls, the experts were able to see everything demonstrated and explained on the product. The discussions among each other were not neglected either.

Mülheim/Essen airport was available for the evaluation of the cars and motorcycles. There were also two jurors present: Lutz Fügener, Professor of Engineering Sciences Design and Mobility, and Vincent Créance, Head of “The Design Spot” at the University of Paris-Saclay, test drove and assessed the vehicles. A live call with fellow juror Ken Okuyama in Japan was made for the final assessment.

Award ceremony and publication of all winners on 20 June 2022

The enforced break is over. After two years, the Red Dot Gala will take place in person again this year in Essen. All of the laureates are invited to celebrate their success together in Essen’s Aalto Theater and in the Red Dot Design Museum on 20 June.

On the same day, the winners will be published online, in the Winners section of the Red Dot website.