Red Dot Awards: Product Design 2016

These Are the Year’s Best-Designed Kitchen Tools

April 1, 2016 Design By

Every year, since 1955, an international jury of experts and academics has come together in Essen, Germany, to vote on the best-designed products of the year. Their goal? To determine Red Dot winners — the design community’s version of the Oscars.

Submissions to the jury vary greatly, across 31 different categories, such as consumer electronics, watches and the outdoors. For 2016, companies from 57 countries submitted roughly 5,200 products. Earlier this week, 1,300 of them received a 2016 “Red Dot: Product Design” award, while just 79 were badged as their category’s “Best of the Best”, given only “to outstanding products in a category that win the jury members over with groundbreaking design.” They include things large as aircrafts and those as small as pocket knives. Below you’ll find a curated selection of GP’s favorite winners from a small category with a lot of love: “Tableware and Cooking Utensils.”


Vertu One Pressure Cooker by Pong Nyun Learn More


One-o-One Travel Mug by Acera Learn More


Bottle Opener by Belle-V Learn More


Outdoor Wineglasses by Parqer Glass Learn More


Rice Smart Dispenser by Tupperware Learn More


Milk Pot and Saucer by Arita Porcelain Lab Learn More


Wine Decantiere by Vagnbys Learn More


Thermal Pro Banquet Skillet by Breville Learn More


Full Moon Tableware Set by Damoon Learn More


Swift Dry Salad Spinner by Zyliss Learn More


Seismographic Vases by Dua Learn More


Concept Cookware by Woll Learn More


Unbreakable Sorona Plate and Bowl Collection by Palm Learn More


Peili Bowls by Zone Learn More


Prep+ Collection by Loveramics Learn More

Jack Seemer

Jack Seemer is the deputy editor at Gear Patrol. Since joining the publication in 2014, he has reported on a wide range of subjects, including menswear, smart home technology, cookware and craft beer.

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