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, 29 October 2014

"Light & Shape": Belgian design highlights in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard. More »


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

"Formosa Forms": the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition on Taiwanese design trends

Sculptural lamps, high-performance notebooks and entertaining gadgets: With well-shaped products from various life worlds, Taiwan ranks among the world market leaders in the design sector. The results of the Red Dot Design Award prove this, too. Taiwan regularly ranks among the top-5 of about 70 countries in this competition. In the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, the nation’s creative minds will measure themselves again – with their innovations in international comparison. From 3 November 2014, designers and manufacturers from around the globe can apply for the sought-after “Red Dot” prize. More »


Friday, 5 September 2014

Every Product Tells a Story - Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Institute, explores this question in detail. More »


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The unknown known: "Design Experience Exhibition" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 25 July until 10 August 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: The exploration of the “Design Experience Exhibition” animates visitors to touch around and get surprised by the design of everyday items. This way, visitors experience materials and forms in a completely different perspective and meet the various aspects of prizewinning design. The special exhibition sharpens the power of judgment and imparts the basics of good design. More »


Friday, 18 July 2014

Winners' exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Outstanding product design does not only need to be communicated, but first of all be presented. Traditionally, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen shows all award-winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design in a four-week special exhibition before they will be placed into the museum`s permanent presentation for at least one year or will be on tour in travelling exhibitions. Until 3 August, visitors are invited to experience “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014”. More »


Monday, 7 July 2014

"Design on Stage": Public tour of the special exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 8 July until 3 August 2014, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents two special exhibitions at the same time. On Sunday, 13 July 2014, visitors can explore “Design on Stage” and “People Driven” in the course of a public tour from 3-4.30 p.m. On three floors, the house presents what is state-of-the-art in international product design. More »


Monday, 30 June 2014

International top performances: two special exhibitions at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

When the Red Dot Design Museum Essen opens its doors on 8 July 2014, visitors can look forward to international high-class designs. Until 3 August 2014, the latest Red Dot-awarded products will be presented in the former boiler house of UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein coal mine in Essen Germany. For four weeks, two special exhibitions will turn the museum into a hot spot for industrial design at the highest level: While “Design on Stage” showcases successful designs from 47 nations, “People Driven” grants insights into the work of the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014, the think tank Veryday from Sweden. More »


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Inspiring exchange: PROUD Forum "Design for societal challenges" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

How does design react to social change? Which methods does it use? And how can design values be conveyed in a society where the word “design” is applied to almost everything? On Thursday, 8 May 2014, more than 120 attendants joined the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. Experts from around the world granted insights in new design tools and methods and assessed their potential in terms of their productive and social value. More »


Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 11 May 2014 design fans and all those, who want to become it, go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary product design. From 3–4:30 p.m., the public tour of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about latest industrial design, product culture and the fascinating architecture of the house. More »


Friday, 2 May 2014

Professor Dr. Mugendi K. M'Rithaa talks about "Co-creation and innovation for social change in Cape Town" at the PROUD Forum in Essen

Celebrating twenty years of democracy, elections and being World Design Capital (WDC) 2014: Cape Town has it all this year. Mugendi K. M’Rithaa, as a professor at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is at the centre of these events. He can see the role of designers in societal changes grow before his eyes. “This really unlocks a great creative potential in the city, I’m very excited at the opportunities that WDC presents to our design community!” More »