Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Stylish setting for design products – the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. It is the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide, located in the breath-taking setting of the former Zeche Zollverein colliery.

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Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

Creative centre in the heart of Asia – the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. It is located in the Red Dot Traffic, an impressive colonial style building which used to be the headquarters of the traffic police.


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Red Dot Design Area Taipei

New point of contact for Design in Taipei - As part of the Taiwan Design Museum, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei exhibits industrial products and communication solutions that have won a Red Dot Design Award.

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Design Museum News

Monday, 27 June 2016

Three at one stroke: Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents inspiring special exhibitions in July

From 5 July 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents three special exhibitions at once at Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can experience the best products of the year in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016”, and can meet the creative video technology of the design team of the year in “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”. Moreover, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” informs about the current design understanding in Taiwan. More


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Exhibition by the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016 – “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”

The honorary title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016” was granted to the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd in recognition of highest design quality and a sustainable creation policy. With “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”, the designers from Australia present their know-how from 5 July until 28 August 2016 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany. More


Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Design event of the year: Award ceremony, exhibitions and after-show party crown the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene will come to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the best products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months now, the winners of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, will receive their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen. Afterwards, designers, manufacturers and design fans will celebrate at the after-show party in the Red Dot Design Museum. Ticket sales for the Designers’ Night end on 1 July 2016. More


Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Special exhibition in the German Museum Huelsmann: “International Packaging Design – Selected by Red Dot“

With “International Packaging Design – Selected by Red Dot“, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents a selection of projects that were awarded in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, starting 8 June 2016. The exhibition takes place in the Museum Huelsmann in Bielefeld, Germany, and shows exklusive works that were honoured in 2015 within the category “Packaging Design“. It runs until 30 October 2016. More


Friday, 3 June 2016

Designers‘ Night 2016: winners‘ exhibition opening during aftershow party

On 4 July, the international design scene gets together in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. On that evening, around 1,800 guests celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 at the Designers' Night. The aftershow party offers the opportunity to network and invites the guests to discover the best products of the year. More


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Design meets technology: Exclusive exhibition on occasion of the CONVERGE 2016

From 20 to 21 September, the CONVERGE 2016 unites industrial designers, constructers, architects and product developers from all over the world in the Ruhr area. The new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking takes place in the SAANA building in Essen, Germany and creates a platform for creative exchange. More


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Exhibition opening in Zaragoza: "¡Viva el Diseño" shows Spanish Red Dot winners

On 11 May 2016, the exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” was opened at the Museum Pablo Serrano. It is organised jointly by the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Centro Aragonés de Diseño Industrial (Cadi) and the Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos (IAACC PABLO SERRANO). Until 18 September, “¡Viva el Diseño” showcases a wide selection of designs, documenting the contemporary understanding of design in Spain an underlining its international charisma. More


Thursday, 28 April 2016

KJO Symphony Orchestra plays concert at Red Dot Design Museum

On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, were amazed when suddenly the sound of the “Ouverture Egmond” by Ludwig van Beethoven filled the premises of the former boiler house of the Zollverein coalmine Industrial Complex. In the Stocker’s Station of the museum over 50 youth musicians of the KJO Symphony Orchestra (Kennemer Jeugd Orkest) from Haarlem, Netherlands, had assembled to give a concert. More


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Award-winning communication design from North Rhine-Westphalia in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Until 29 May 2016, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany can see the special exhibition “World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, which combines the best performances of the regional and international communication design scene in one place. More


Monday, 28 March 2016

“The culture of the technological civilisation” – interview with designer Tõnis Käo

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has forseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer. More