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Red Dot Concept Design Awards 2009

Deadline: Closed

An impractical idea, a figment of imagination or a stroke of genius that has the power to improve our world in the future? This is the elusive answer that all designers and businesses seek and rewards await for those enlightened.

The red dot award: design concept answers these questions by inviting the most talented designers and most progressive companies from all over the world to submit their best design ideas to rigorous adjudication process.

Each year, an independent panel of jury gather at the red dot design museum in Singapore to meticulously scrutinize each entry to the competition. Through a series of examination and debate, exceptional design concepts are identified and awarded with the international coveted “red dot”.

This seal, a mark of excellence, sends a strong and indisputable signal that demands attention to both the design concept and designer.

A red dot is that seal of quality that identifies and separates one as outstanding even amongst the best in the field of design. It is an independent and indisputable proof of creativity, capable of propelling you or your organisation forward to greater achievements.

Design concept categories

There are 20 categories to choose from. The categories are deliberately wide to ensure that your imagination is not limited. Think beyond the conventional list that is provided and define new innovations.

Public space
Bridges, street lighting, roads, outdoor seating, street information signages, shelters, bus-stops, traffic systems, manholes, car parks

Architecture, mobile homes, capsules, intelligent homes, urban design, disaster rapid deployment housing, tents, marquees, low cost housing, bomb shelters, exhibition booths, enclosed areas

Vehicles, mass transportation, boats, aeroplanes, hybrid amphibious vehicles, remote control robotics, cars, car accessories, automotive engineering, buses, transport productivity devices

energy conservation, alternate energy, new ways of harnessing energy, energy independent devices

Sustainable design, recycle, reuse, waste reduction

Faucets, bathtubs, sanitaryware, fixtures

Domestic aid
Vacuum cleaners, washing machines, blenders, ovens, dishwashers, cooker, boilers

Interior accessories
Cutlery, vases, interior decoration

Lights, lamps, outdoor, lighting systems and accessories

Home Furniture
Living room, bedroom, kitchen, sofas, storage solutions, chairs, tables

Devices to improve personal efficiency in day to day living. GPS displayers, navigational tools, key identification and simple assistive tools.

Personal digital assistance, computers, scanners, copiers, desks, system furniture, filing systems, task oriented products, devices and equipment for use at work

Personal protection devices, safety tools, safety gear, safety wear, fire alarms, fire extinguishers, anti-theft devices, home protection devices

Third Age
devices, equipment, products designed specifically for men and women over 50 years of age, to encourage active living.

Life science
Health enhancing devices, massage chairs, medical devices, artificial limbs, hearing aids, exercise and gym equipment, medical appliances and equipment, laboratory equipment and furnishings

Interaction & communication
Interactive multimedia display systems, mobile phones, messaging devices, 3G devices, remote conferencing, presentation and meeting facilitation devices and wireless communication

Audio systems, televisions, portable audio players, portable audio-visual players, digital cameras, video camera

Watches, eyewear, clothes, bags, footwear, jewellery, travel accessories

Teaching aids, toys, classroom design

Sports, board games, computer games, toys, musical instruments, saunas, solariums, camping equipment, portable electronic gaming devices


Registration dates Entry submission datelines
Early registration: 15 Jan - 15 Apr 2009 10 Jun 2009
Standard registration: 16 Apr - 1 Jul 2009 8 Jul 2009
Late registration: 2 Jul - 13 Jul 2009 15 Jul 2009

red dot award: design concept
Leong Su Ming or Regina Teh
award [at] red-dot [dot] sg

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