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, 27 August 2015

“Formosa Forms”: exhibition on Taiwanese design at Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris

From 4 until 8 September 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen organises “Formosa Forms - Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France. With selected products by seven national brands, the exhibition documents the current Taiwanese design developments which combine tradition and modernity. More


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: from “Industrieform” to Red Dot (from 1997)

In 1979, a short circuit leads to a fire that destroys the exhibition and the interior. After moving to the Amerikahaus (1980 - 1988) and the Former city library (1988 - 1997), the boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex becomes the new home of the design exhibition from 1997. More


Thursday, 13 August 2015

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: from “Industrieform” to Red Dot (1980 - 1997)

From 1955, the association “Industrieform e. V.” presents the “Ständige Schau formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) in the “Kleines Haus” (Small House) at Villa Hügel. From 1961 it is on show in the Old Synagogue in Essen city. In 1979, a short circuit leads to a fire that destroys the exhibition and the interior. A new location is searched and found. More


Friday, 7 August 2015

Until 23 August: exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” shows timeless design treasures

Only until 23 August 2015, the Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, present the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. Visitors can experience a journey through “60 years of design history in Essen - from ‘Industrieform’ to Red Dot” in Hall 5 at Zollverein World Heritage Site. More


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: Braun 300 special DL 3 electric shaver

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. The title of the exhibition describes design as a permanent task to optimise the environment created by us. This becomes especially apparent when looking at the Braun 300 special DL 3. More


Thursday, 23 July 2015

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: from “Industrieform” to Red Dot (1954 - 1979)

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. In the same way that design has constantly changed and developed further, so too has today’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen stayed close to the pulse of time in the past sixty years. More


Monday, 20 July 2015

“Enduring, not ultimate form”: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Still until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, are presenting the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” under the patronage of the President of the German Bundestag, Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert. On display, among other exhibits, is the design classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. More


Friday, 3 July 2015

"Enduring, not ultimate form": anniversary exhibition opened successfully

With more than 1,000 guests, the exhibition "’Enduring, not ultimate form’": 60 years of design history in Essen – from ‘Industrieform’ to Red Dot” was opened on the evening of 28 June 2015. More


Friday, 26 June 2015

Ruhr Museum and Red Dot Design Museum present exhibition on the history of the Design Zentrum NRW

From 29 June until 23 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum and the Ruhr Museum in Essen, Germany, present the exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”. More


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Festive opening of the anniversary exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form”

From 29 June, 60 years of design in Essen will come to life in Hall 5 at Zollverein World Heritage Site. The exhibition “Enduring, not ultimate form” is dedicated to the rich history of the Design Zentrum NRW. More