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

Thursday, 17 April 2014

"People-centred design": Veryday CEO Krister Torssell delivers keynote speech at the PROUD Forum "Design for societal change"

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. The product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. During the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen on 8 May 2014, CEO Krister Torssell will hold a keynote speech on “People-centred design”, thus granting insights into the secret to Veryday’s success. More »


Monday, 14 April 2014

Tickling all senses: The "Design Experience Laboratory" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 29 April until 8 June 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition of a special kind. Tickling all senses and getting first-hand experience of award-winning products: By exploring the “Design Experience Laboratory”, visitors are encouraged to touch around and surprise themselves with the design of everyday items. This way, visitors experience materials and forms in a completely different perspective and get a multi-dimensional understanding of the basics of design. The exhibition sharpens the power of judgment and helps to realise what good design is all about. More »


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

"What is the role of education in design museums?" - Workshop in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

What is the role of design museums regarding the education of children and youth? How can design values be conveyed in a society where the word “design” is applied to almost everything? And which didactic activities are available for this? In the course of the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” on 8 May 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen invites anyone interested to the workshop “What is the role of education in design museums?” More »


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Red Dot Design Museum Essen: Public tour of the "Cathedral of industrial culture"

Fans of aesthetic designs and all those who want to become it are invited to participate in a public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany on Sunday, 13 April 2014, from 3 – 4.30 p.m. They can discover the world of design, current trends and contemporary product culture. More »


Thursday, 27 March 2014

PROUD Forum in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

How does design react to social change? What methods and tools does it use in an effort to respond to – or even influence – this realignment of social and economic realities? How can design values be conveyed in a society where the word “design” is applied to almost everything? These and other questions will be discussed during the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” on 8 May 2014 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. More »


Thursday, 20 March 2014

PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges”

On Thursday, 8 May 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is organising the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges”. Experts from around the world will give insights in new design tools and methods and assess their potential in terms of their productive and social value. During the morning, lectures by renowned keynote speakers introduce current approaches, developments and opportunities in English. In the afternoon, various workshops offer the opportunity to discuss single aspects in more depth. More »


Friday, 7 March 2014

Günter Wermekes is nominated for the design of the “Tang Prize” medal

Günter Wermekes – jewellery designer, Red Dot juror and responsible for the Red Dot Trophy: At the suggestion of Red Dot he is now chosen as one of the candidates to present the design of the “Tang Prize” medal. In 2013, the Red Dot Trophy was awarded at the gala of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, for the first time. On July 2014, on stage of the Aalto-Theater in Essen it will be given to the winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best again. More »


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Winner “Flexita Grater” to be sold in stores

In 2012, Ely Rozenberg was awarded the Red Dot: Best of the Best for Flexita Grater, a food grater that transforms from two to three dimensions. It simply flattens when not in use and molds into a handy grip when needed. Crafted from harmonic steel, the metal that has a ‘memory’ and returns to its original flat shape after bending. The concept has since developed into a product and is now available in the market. More »


Monday, 3 March 2014

Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 9 March 2014, friends of well-shaped creations and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. From 3–4.30 p.m., the public tour of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design informs about current trends, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house. More »


Monday, 24 February 2014

On the trail of the Royals: guided tour of the special exhibition "Sweden at its best" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Recently, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel visited the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in order to assure themselves of the design achievements from their home country. At the close of the special exhibition “Sweden at its best: Red Dot Award-winning design from the North”, which enthused the royal visitors, the Red Dot Design Museum offers a guided tour of the presentation of prize-winning Swedish product design: on Sunday, 2 March 2014 from 3-4.30 p.m. More »