Product categories 2016

From fashion and accessories, to consumer electronics and vehicles, household helpers and furniture – there are 31 categories for the participation in the Red Dot Award: Product Design.

01 Living rooms and bedrooms

Bar furnishings, Bedcovers and throws, Bedroom furnishings, Beds, Carpets and runners, Chests, Cupboards, Decorations and accessories, Display cases, Dressers, Floor coverings, Furniture accessories, Home textiles, Lounge furnishings, Mattress frames, Mattresses, Mirrors, Multimedia furnishings, Pillows, Room dividers, Seating, Shelving units, Sideboards, Stools, Storage, Stoves, Tables, Wardrobes, Window blinds , Other

02 Households

Cleaning devices, Fans, Household appliances, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Textiles, Tumble dryers, Vacuum cleaners, Washing machines, Waste systems, Other



03 Kitchens, kitchen furnishings and kitchen appliances

Catering appliances, Coffee machines, Dishwashers, Eat-in kitchens, Extensible kitchens, Extractor hoods, Fitted kitchens, Industry kitchens, Kitchen accessories, Kitchen appliances , Kitchen equipment, Kitchen fittings, Kitchen furnishings, Kitchen isles and blocks, Kitchen technology, Kitchenettes, Luxury kitchens, Microwaves, Mixers, Mobile kitchens, Ovens and hobs, Pantry kitchens, Professional kitchens, Refrigerators and freezers, Serving counters, Sinks, Toasters, Water filtration systems, Other


04 Tableware and cooking utensils

Accessories, Baking utensils, Beakers, Bottles, Bowls, Carafes, Ceramics, Porcelain, Cookware and kitchenware, Cutlery, Cutting boards, Dishes, Glasses, Kitchen aids, Kitchen scales, Kitchen textiles, Knives, Pans, Pots, Storage, Table decorations, Table textiles, Tableware , Teapots/Coffee pots, Vases, Other

05 Bathrooms, spas and personal care

Bathroom accessories, Bathroom drainage systems, Bathroom fittings, Bathroom furnishings, Bathroom mirrors, Bathroom series, Bathroom textiles, Bathtubs, Brushes, Combs, Cosmetic tools, Hair curlers, Hair straighteners, Hairdryers, Heated pillows and covers, Hot & cold stones, Hygiene articles, Infrared cabins, Infrared lamps, Manicure devices, Massage devices, Oral hygiene devices, Pedicure devices, Sauna ovens, Saunas, Shaving and hair removal devices, Showerheads, Showers, Solaria, Sponges, Toilets and accessories, Ultrasonic devices, Wash basins, Weighing scales, Whirlpools, Other



06 Heating and air conditioning technology

Air conditioning systems, Air purifiers, Heating pumps, Humidifiers, Radiators, Radiators and energy systems, Room controllers, Solar technology, Thermostats, Other


07 Lighting and lamps

Bathroom lighting, Bedroom lamps, Built-in lighting, Ceiling lighting, Chandeliers, Construction lighting, Desk lamps, Downlights, Floodlighting, Floor lamps, Floor lighting, Garden lighting, Guidance systems, Kitchen lighting, Lamps series, LED lamps, Light bulbs and tubes, Lighting systems, Living room lamps, OLED lamps, Outdoor lamps, Outdoor lighting, Path lighting, Pendant luminaires, Reading lamps, Retail lighting, Solar-powered lamps, Special-purpose lamps, Sports lamps, Spotlights, Table lamps, Torches, Wall lamps, Other


08 Garden furnishings, garden and BBQs

Accessories, BBQ equipment, BBQ fireplaces, Conservatories, Fences, Fireplaces and fire baskets, Fountains, Garden accessories, Garden and outdoor furniture, Garden appliances, Garden architecture, Garden decorations, Garden furniture cover, Garden sheds, Garden tools, Grills, Landscaping, Lounge furniture, Outdoor bars, Outdoor heaters, Outdoor textiles, Pavilions, Ponds, Pools and pool accessories, Smoke ovens, Smoker, Storage, Sun protection, Weather stations, Other


09 Outdoors, trekking and camping

Binoculars, Camping furnishings, Camping tableware, Clasp knives and hunting knives, Climbing shoes, Cooling bags and bagpacks, Hiking sticks, Mattresses, Outdoor clothing, Outdoor equipment, Outdoor shoes, Sleeping bags, Sports bottles, Tarps and beach shelters, Tent awnings, Tents, Other



10 Sports

Fitness devices and equipment, Functional clothing, Golf and golf accessories, Rehab sports and equipment, Sports articles and equipment, Sports clothing, Sports shoes, Trend sports and equipment, Water sports and equipment, Winter sports and equipment, Other


11 Bicycle and bicycle accessories

Bags, baskets and containers, Bicycle tyre inflators, Bike computers, Bike equipment, Care and maintenance materials, Citybikes, Clothing, Cross and trekking bikes, E-bikes, Gear and gear shift, Helmets, Lighting, Locks, Mountain bikes, Pedelecs, Protectors, Racing bikes, Other



12 Leisure, games and fun

Game equipment, Games, Gaming machines, Hobbies, Novelty goods and gifts, Pet supplies, Sex toys, Skateboards, Toys, Other



13 Musical instruments and equipment

Cases, racks & bags, DJ and VJ equipment, Equipment, Metronomes, Microphones, Musical instruments, PA and stage technology, Recording and computers, Tuners, Other



14 Babies and children

Accessories, Baby bottles, Baby carriers, Child seats, Children’s bicycles, Children’s furniture, Clothing, Cradles, Game equipment, Games, Hygiene articles, Playpens, Prams and buggies, Pregnancy, Schoolbags, Soothers, Textiles, Toys, Travel cots, Tricycles, Other



15 Fashion, lifestyle and accessories

Accessories, Backpacks, Bags, Bodywear, Casual dressed up, Denim, Flacons, Footwear, Glasses, Hats, Haute couture, Labels, Leather goods, Prêt-à-porter, Street fashion, Streetwear and urbanwear, Suitcases, Umbrellas, Other


16 Watches

Alarm clocks, Analogue watches, Chronographs, Clock and weather stations, Clockworks, Digital watches, Longcase clocks, Luxury watches, Pocket watches, Pulse watches, Smartwatches, Sports watches, Time measuring devices, Wall clocks, Wristwatches, Other



17 Jewellery

Anklets, Bracelets, Brooches and pins, Earrings, Folkloristic jewellery, Hair decoration, Luxury jewellery, costume jewellery, Necklaces and pendants, Piercing and body art, Rings, Wedding rings, Other



18 Interior design

Bars, Cafés, Cinemas, Clubs, Cultural and public amenities, Hotels, Libraries, Lounges, Museums, Real estate, Residential buildings, Restaurants, Shopfitting, Shops, Shopping malls, Theatres, Trade fair stand construction, Office Buildings, Waiting areas, Other



19 Interior design elements

Access control systems (e.g. door, building automation), Bar counters and fittings, Building equipment, Carpets, Ceiling fans, Coverings, Décors, Door stoppers, Doors, Elevators, Floor coverings, Funeral parlours (e.g. coffins, urns, gravestones) , Handle systems, Interior fittings, Keys, Mirrors, Object furniture, Partition systems, Photo frames, Photovoltaics and accessories, Pools, Postboxes, Railings, Room acoustics, Room fittings, Room textiles, Sales displays, Screens, Security systems, Smoke alarms, Stairs, Sun protection, Surface coverings, Switches, Tiles, Wall panelling, Wallpapers, Windows, Other


20 Materials and surfaces

Anti-slip materials, Carpet flooring, Carpets, Concrete flooring, Cork flooring, Cushion material, Door mats, Edges, Floor equipment, Floor tiles, Glass, Iron sheets, Laminate, Laminated plastics, Lawn and outdoor carpets, Leather, Natural materials, Paper and cardboard, Parquet flooring, PVC flooring, Step mats, Stone carpets, Synthetic materials, Vinyl flooring, Wallpapers, Wood, Others


21 Urban design and public spaces

Advertising columns, Bollards, Building elements, Bus stops, City and landscape planning, Enclosures (e.g. walls, fences), Garden and park architecture, Micro-architecture, Park benches, Parking spaces and multi-storey car parks, Pavements, Playgrounds, Public design, Public playing equipment, Shops, Street furniture, Street information systems, Street lanterns, Street signs, Temporary architecture, Toilets / Public toilets, Town parks, Urban planning , Other



22 Office furnishings and office chairs

Boards, Conference and meeting room furniture, Desks, Lecterns and writing desks, Lounge furnishings, Multimedia, Office accessories, Office chairs, Office trolleys, Office equipment, Office furnishing systems, Office furnishings, Quiet areas, Reception and waiting area furnishings, Roll and freestanding containers, Room deviders, Seating furniture systems, Shelves and closets, Storage spaces, Wardrobe, Other


23 Stationery

Calculators, Office organisation and utensils, Planners and calendars, Presentation equipment, Writing equipment, Other



24 Industry, machinery and robotics

Cash dispensers, Components, Equipment, Gate and door systems, Industrial packaging, Machines, Measuring and testing technology, Operating technology, Robots, Safety clothing, Safety technology, Suction and cleaning devices, Switches, Timers, Workstation systems, Other



25 Tools

Electronic tools, Hand tools, Home tools, Industrial tools, Safety clothing, Tool boxes, Work benches, Work protection, Other



26 Life science and medicine

Health care, General practice and hospital fittings, Laboratory technology and furniture, Medical devices and equipment, Medical furniture and sanitary fittings, Mobility, care and communication aids, Orthopaedic aids, Orthoses and prostheses, Rehabilitation, Other



27 Vehicles (land, water and aerospace)

Aeroplanes and aircraft, Automobiles, Buses, Caravans and motor homes, Construction, utility and transport vehicles, Fork-lift trucks, Jet skis, Motor boats, Motorbikes and mopeds, Off-road vehicles, Railway vehicles, Sailing boats, Ships, Ski-doos, Spacecraft, Sports vehicles, Yachts, Other



28 Vehicle accessories

Accessories, Aeroplane interior fittings, Automobile technology, Boat interiors, Car entertainment, Car styling, Caravan equipment, Caravan interior fittings, Components, Luggage racks, Navigation systems, Trailers, Tyres, Vehicle interior fittings, Vehicle lighting systems, Wheel rims, Other


29 Consumer electronics and cameras

Amplifiers, Blu-ray players, Bluetooth speakers, Camcorders, Camera accessories, Cameras, Digital photo frames, DJ equipment, Docking stations, DVD players, E-readers, Game consoles, Headphones, Hi-fi systems, Home cinema, MP3 / MP4 players and accessories, Players, Projectors, Radios, Remote controls, Sound systems, Speakers, Tape recorders, TVs, Other


30 Communication

Accessories, Batteries, Charging stations, Conference technology, Fax machines, Headsets, Microphones, Mobile phones, Power banks, Routers, Smartphones, 2-way radio sets, Telephones and telephone systems, Other


31 Computers and information technology

Accessories, Casing, Computer components, Computers, Data carriers (e.g. external hard drives, drives), Keyboards, Laptops, Modems, Monitors, Mouse devices, Netbooks, Network technology, Notebooks, PDAs, Peripheral devices and accessories, Photocopiers, Presentation equipment, Presentation technology, Printers, Scanners, Servers, Stylus pens, Tablet PCs, USB sticks, Other