“In search of good design” – the Red Dot Design Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. The Red Dot Label has become established internationally as one of the most sought-after marks of quality for good design. In order to appraise the diversity in this field in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into three disciplines. Competitions for each of these disciplines are held once every year.
The Red Dot Design Award looks back on a history of more than 60 years: in 1955, a jury meets for the first time to evaluate the best designs of the time. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Prof. Dr. Peter Zec develops the name and the brand of the award. In 1993, a separate discipline for communication design is introduced, in 2005 another one for prototypes and concepts. You can find out more about the history here.
Prof. Dr. Peter Zec is the initiator and CEO of Red Dot. The entrepreneur, communication and design consultant, author and publisher developed the competition into an international platform for the evaluation of design.