Product categories 2018

From fashion and accessories, to consumer electronics and vehicles, household helpers and furniture – there are 48 categories for the participation in the Red Dot Award: Product Design.


1. Home and seating furniture

Chairs, Coffee and side tables, Carpets and runners, Cupboards, Decorations and accessories, Dressers, Home furniture accessories, Home textiles, Lounge furnishings, Multimedia furnishings, Room dividers, Seating, Shelves, Sideboards, Stools, Storage, Stoves, Tables, Upholstered furniture, Wardrobes, Other

2. Bedroom furniture and beds

Bedcovers and throws, Bedroom furniture accessories, Beds, Bedsteads, Bed tables, Bedroom textiles, Frames, Mattresses, Pillows, Storage, Wardrobes, Other

3. Lighting and lamps

Architectural lighting, Built-in lighting,  Ceiling lighting, Chandeliers, Construction lighting, Decorative lighting, Desk lamps, Downlights, Dynamic lighting, Floodlighting, Floor lamps, Guidance systems, Hanging lamps, Head lamps, Lamps series, Light bulbs and tubes, Lighting systems, Mobile lighting, Outdoor lamps, Outdoor lighting, Pendant luminaires, Reading lamps, Retail lighting, Solar-powered lamps, Special-purpose lamps, Spotlights, Table lamps, Torches, Wall lamps, Work lighting, Other

4. Household appliances and household accessories

Cleaning accessories, Cleaning devices, Fans, Fire detectors, Fire extinguisher, Ironing systems, Sewing machines, Smoke detectors, Sockets, Tumble dryers, Vacuum cleaners, Washing machines, Waste systems, Other

5. Kitchens and kitchen furniture

Eat-in kitchens, Extensible kitchens, Fitted kitchens, Industry kitchens, Kitchen elements, Kitchen isles and blocks, Kitchenettes, Luxury kitchens, Mobile kitchens, Pantry kitchens, Professional kitchens, Serving counters, Other

6. Kitchen taps and sinks

Built-in sinks, Electronical fittings, Filter taps, Flush-mount sinks, Single lever mixers, Sink and faucet combinations, Sinks, Top-mounted sinks, Two-handle fittings, Undermount bowls, Other

7. Kitchen appliances and kitchen accessories

Extractor hoods, Catering appliances, Coffee machines, Dishwashers, Electric kettles, Fondues, Fryers, Grills, Hobs, Juicers, Kitchen equipment, Kitchen machines, Microwaves, Mixers, Multifunction devices, Ovens, Pressure cookers, Refrigerators and freezers, Rice cookers, Smoothie makers, Soda maker, Steam cookers, Storage, Stoves, Tea maker, Toasters, Water filtration systems, Other

8. Cookware and cooking utensils

Baking utensils, Bowls, Cookware, Kitchen aids, Kitchen scales, Kitchen textiles, Kitchenware, Knives, Knife blocks, Pans, Storage, Other

9. Tableware

Teapots / Coffee pots, Bottles, Bowls, Cans, Carafes, Ceramics, Cutlery, Dishes, Glasses, Oil and vinegar dispensers, Porcelain, Salt and spice spreader, Table decorations, Table textiles, Vacuum cups, Vases, Wine openers, Other

10. Bathroom and sanitary equipment

Bathroom accessories, Bathroom drainage systems, Bathroom furniture, Bathroom mirrors, Bathroom series, Bathroom textiles, Bathtubs, Bidets, Showers, Toilets and accessories, Wash basins, Whirlpools, Other

11. Bathroom taps and shower heads

Basin mixers, Electronical fittings, Single lever mixers, Two-handle fittings, Showerheads, Shower systems, Other

12. Garden furniture

Conservatories, Garden and outdoor furniture, Landscaping, Lounge furniture, Terrace and balcony furniture, Other

13. Garden appliances, garden tools and garden equipment

Accessories, BBQ equipment, BBQ fireplaces, Garden furniture covers, Faucets, Fences, Fountains, Fireplaces and fire baskets, Garden appliances, Garden decorations, Garden tools, Garden sheds, Garden equipment, Grills, Outdoor heaters, Plant pots, Pools, Pool accessories, Smoke ovens, Smokers, Sun protection, Other

14. Outdoor and camping equipment

Binoculars, Camping furnishings, Camping tableware, Clasp knives and hunting knives, Mattresses, Outdoor clothing, Outdoor equipment, Outdoor shoes, Sleeping bags, Vacuum cup, Tent accessories, Tents, Other

15. Sports equipment

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

16. Hobby and leisure

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

17. Bicycles and bicycle accessories

Bags, Baskets and containers, Bicycle tyre inflators, Bike computers, Bike components, City bikes, Clothing, Cross and trekking bikes, E-bikes, Electric scooters, Gear and gear shift, Helmets, Lighting, Locks, Mountain bikes, Protectors, Racing bikes, Racks, Other

18. Babies and children

Accessories, Baby bottles, Baby carriers, Baby phones and cameras, Baby scales, Breast pumps, Child seats, Children’s bicycles, Children’s furniture, Clothing, Cradles, Game equipment, Games, Hygiene articles, Playpens, Pregnancy, Schoolbags, Soothers, Strollers, Toys, Travel cots, Tricycles, Other

19. Personal care, wellness and beauty

Brushes, Combs, Cosmetic tools, Hair curlers, Hairdryers, Hair straighteners, Heated pillows and covers, Hygiene articles, Infrared cabins, Manicure devices, Massage devices, Oral hygiene devices, Pedicure devices, Pools, Shaving and hair removal devices, Saunas, Solaria, Ultrasonic devices, Weighing scales, Other

20. Fashion and lifestyle accessories

Belts, Bridal fashion, Children’s clothing, Exclusive collections, Gloves, Hair Accessories, Hats, Men’s wear, Mobile & Tablets Accessories, Parasols & Umbrellas, Plus size fashion, Scarfs, Shoes, Smart fashion, Smart accessories, Swimwear & Accessories, Underwear & lingerie, Wallets, Women’s wear, Other

21. Luggage and bags

Briefcases, Camera bags, Carrier bags, Dry bags, Handbags, Luggage scales, Schoolbags, Suitcases, Backpacks, Travelling bags, Trolleys, Other

22. Glasses

Glasses, Reading glasses, Sunglasses, Sports glasses, Other

23. Watches

Alarm clocks, Analogue watches, Chronographs, Clockworks, Digital watches, Diver’s watch, Fashion watches, Longcase clocks, Luxury watches, Pocket watches, Skeleton watches, Sports watches, Stopwatches, Three-hand watches, Time zone watches, Wall clocks, Wristwatches, Other

24. Jewellery

Anklets, Bracelets, Brooches, Clasps, Cufflinks, Earrings, Hair decoration, Luxury jewellery, Costume jewellery, Necklaces and pendants, Piercing and body art, Pins, Rings, Wedding rings, Other

25. Interior architecture and interior design

Bars, Cafés, Nursery School, Cinemas, Clubs, Concert halls, Cultural and public amenities, Hotels, Libraries, Lounges, Museums, Doctor’s office, Real estate, Residential buildings, Restaurants, Shopfitting, Shops, Shopping malls, Stadiums, Theatres, Trade fair stand construction, Office buildings, Waiting areas, Wellness areas, Other

26. Interior design elements

Access control systems, Bar furnishings, Bar counters and fittings, Carpets, Ceiling fans, Coverings, Décors, Doors and door systems, Display solutions, Elevators, Floor coverings, Handles and Handle systems, Mirrors, Object furniture, Partition systems, Photo frames, Postboxes, Room acoustics, Room textiles, Screens, Security systems, Smart Home Systems and Automation, Smoke alarms, Sockets, Stairs, Sun protection, Switches and systems, Tiles, Wallpapers and wall panelling, Window blinds and accessories, Windows, Other

27. Urban design

Advertising columns, Bollards, Building elements, Bus stops, Charging stations, City and landscape planning, Enclosures, 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 luminaires, Street signs, Temporary architecture, Toilets / Public toilets, Town parks, Urban planning, Other

28. Materials and surfaces

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

29. Office furniture and office chairs

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

30. Office supplies and stationery

Ballpoint pens, Blackboards, Calculators, Coloured pencils, Envelopes, Exercise books, Folders, Fountain pens, Journals, Labels, Lead pencils, Mechanical pencils, Office organisation and utensils, Planners and calendars, Notebooks, Presentation equipment, Stamps, Writing papers, Other

31. Tools

Construction equipment, Electronic tools, Hand tools, Home tools, Industrial tools, Ladders, Measurement, Safety clothing, Tool boxes, Tool cabinets, Tools accessories, Work benches, Work protection, Other

32. Heating and air conditioning technology

Air conditioning systems, Air purifiers, Fans, Control systems, Dehumidifiers, Heating pumps, Humidifiers, Instant water heaters, Radiators, Radiators and energy systems, Room controllers, Solar technology, Thermostats, Water heaters, Other

33. Industrial equipment, machinery and automation

3D printers, 3D scanners, Automations, Cash dispensers, Cleaning devices, Components, Detectors, Equipment, Control systems, Gate and door systems, Industrial products, Industrial packaging, Machines, Measuring technology, Operating technology, POS systems, Printers, Safety technology, Scanners, Suction devices, Switches, Terminals, Testing technology, Timers, Workstation systems, Other

34. Robotics

Autonomous mobile robots, Exploration robots, Humanoid robots, Industrial robots, Medical robots, Robotic parts, Service robots, Other

35. Medical devices and technology

Emergency equipment, General practice equipment, Hospital equipment, Laboratory technology, Laboratory furniture, Medical devices, Medical equipment, Medical furniture, Medical imaging, Medical instruments, Medical sanitary fittings, Operating equipment, Operating technology, Other

36. Healthcare

Care aids, Communication aids, Daily living aids, Electronical help systems, Furnishings, Hearing aids, Measuring devices, Mobility aids, Prostheses, Orthoses, Orthopaedic aids, Rehabilitation, Sleep and respiratory care, Veterinary care, Other

37. Cars and motorcycles

ATV, Combined cars, Compact cars, Convertible cars, Electric vehicles, Hybrid vehicles, Motorbikes, Mopeds, Quads, Sedan cars, Sports cars, Subcompact cars, SUV / Off-road vehicles, Tricycles, Vans / Minibuses, Other

38. Motorhomes and caravans

Alcove vehicles, Camper vans, Caravans, Caravan equipment, Caravan interior fittings, Chassis, Components, Fully integrated motorhomes, Luxury liner, Mobile homes, Off-road vehicles, Partially-integrated motorhomes, Pick-up caravans, Pop-up trailer, Porch & cartop tents Trailer, Teardrop trailers, Other

39. Ships, trains and planes

Aircrafts, Aeroplanes, Aeroplane interior fittings, Boat interiors, Cargo ships, Catamarans, Electric boats, Freight trains, Kayaks, Motor boats, Motor ships, Passenger ships, Passenger trains, Racing boats, Rowing boats, Sailing boats, Sailing ships, Steamboats, Train interior, Trams, Water scooters, Yachts, Other

40. Commercial vehicles

Agricultural machines, Ambulance vehicles, Buses, Fire engine vehicles, Forklift trucks, Tractors, Transport vehicles, Utility vehicles, Other

41. Vehicle accessories

Accessories, Automobile technology, Car entertainment, Car styling, Components, Luggage racks, Navigation systems, Vehicle interior fittings, Vehicle lighting systems, Wheel rims, Other

42. TV and home entertainment

3D glasses, Antenna, Blu-ray players, Docking stations, DVD players, E-readers, Game consoles, Home cinema, Players, Projectors, Receivers, Remote controls, Streaming clients, TV accessories, TVs, TV wall mounts, Other

43. Audio

Amplifiers, Audio accessories, Bluetooth speakers, DJ equipment, Docking stations, Headphones, Hi-fi systems, MP3 / MP4 players, Radios, Record players, Speakers, Soundbars, Sound systems, Other

44. Cameras and camera equipment

Analog cameras, Camcorders, Camera accessories, Cameras, Cine cameras, Compact cameras, Digital cameras, Instant photography cameras, SLR cameras, Surveillance cameras, Video cameras, VR cameras, Other

45. Drones and action cameras

Action cameras, DIY drones, Drone accessories, FPV drones, Fun drones, Multicopter, Professional drones, Other

46. Mobile phones, tablets and wearables

Accessories, Activity trackers, Mobile phones, Power banks, Smartphones, Smart watches, Tablets, Wearables, VR headsets, Other

47. Communication technology

Accessories, Base station, Batteries, Charging stations, Conference technology, Headsets, Microphones, Routers, Telephones and telephone systems, Voice recorders, 2-way radio sets, Other

48. Computer and information technology

Accessories, Casing, Computer components, Computers, Data carriers, Keyboards, Laptops, Modems, Monitors, Mouse devices, Netbooks, Network technology, Notebooks, Peripheral devices, Photocopiers, Presenters, Presentation technology, Printers, Scanners, Servers, Stylus pens, USB sticks, Other