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 Museum Taipei

New source of inspiration for design excellence - opened in August 2013, the new Red Dot Design Museum Taipei informs visitors in changing exhibitions about the state-of-the-art in international design presentations.

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Design Museum News

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

"Design for Speed" - Red Dot Design Museum and Sparkasse Essen present exhibition on new bicycle culture

From 21 May to 20 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents in cooperation with Sparkasse Essen, the exhibition "Design for Speed: Red Dot-awarded mobility". More


Friday, 8 May 2015

Best Chinese design: Award ceremony for Taiwan Interior Design Award

The Taiwan Interior Design Award (TID Award) has called for young and senior designers among Chinese speaking countries like Taiwan, China and Hong Kong to submit their projects in the renowned design competition. In 2015, the TID Award received 606 projects. On 24 April, the sought-after award, the TID Gold Award, was announced. On this occasion, representatives from academic fields, industries and government celebrated the best works of the year. More


Thursday, 7 May 2015

Asian design between handicraft and hightech: free guided tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 10 May 2015, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen can learn and experience the world of Asian design, which today has a strong impact on our society’s aesthetic opinion and has become an integral part of our everyday life. With the title “Between Handicraft and Hightech - Harmony in Asian Design” a public guided tour introduces current product designs and the concepts behind them from 3 - 4.30 p.m. More


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

“Formosa Forms” exhibition opened in Vienna

On 28 April 2015, the exhibition “Formosa Forms - Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” was opened at the designforum Wien. After stopping by in the German cities of Essen and Munich, contemporary Taiwanese design developments are now displayed in Austria. More


Monday, 27 April 2015

Only until 3 May: Awarded communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Only until 3 May, visitors can experience impressive communication works in the exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. More


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

„Formosa Forms”: exhibition on Taiwanese design trends stops by in Vienna

After stopping by in the German cities of Essen and Munich, the Red Dot Design Museum will present „Formosa Forms“ in Austria from 29 April 2015. More


Thursday, 2 April 2015

“German Design Standards”: public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 12 April 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen draws attention to German designs: from 3 - 4.30 p.m., a public tour explains “German Design Standards”. More


Monday, 23 March 2015

Anniversary exhibition by Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum: The President of the German Bundestag becomes patron

From 29 June 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen and the Ruhr Museum are honouring 60 years of design history in Essen in an eight-week exhibition. The initiators of the anniversary show, Prof Dr Peter Zec and Prof Heinrich Theodor Grütter, are pleased about the realisation of this first cooperation of the two large museums at World Heritage Zollverein and about their prominent supporter: The President of the German Bundestag, Prof Dr Norbert Lammert, will assume the patronage of the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. More


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

60 years of design history in Essen: Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum Essen present first joint exhibition

60 years of award-winning design in Essen, Germany – what began as “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (‘Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products’) in Villa Hügel in 1955 has now become the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. On the occasion of this anniversary, the Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum Essen are presenting an exhibition on 60 years of design history in Essen. More


Monday, 2 March 2015

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Providing a wider platform for innovation

Calling for entries for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Companies, design studios, universities and designers alike from 63 countries submitted 4,791 entries of their best innovative ideas during the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014. 2015's best design ideas and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. The categories are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations. More