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

Monday, 6 May 2013

Asian design between handicraft and hightech: free guided tour in the red dot design museum

Sunday, 12 May 2013, marks the date again: museums around the globe celebrate the “International Museum Day” for the 36th time by now. This year, the event is held under the motto “Museums (memory + creativity) = social change”. The red dot design museum, which with its world’s largest presentation of contemporary design is a Mecca for design enthusiasts, also participates with a “special” for the guests of the house. More »


Friday, 3 May 2013

MINI's great performance at the red dot design museum

The British Embassy Berlin is currently self-promoting the UK with an innovative campaign. Under the slogan “This is Great”, a MINI exclusively branded with the Union Jack is touring in Germany and heading for interesting places with a connection to Great Britain. There is no question that a visit at the red dot design museum in Essen also was on the list – mind you the building was reconstructed into a museum by the British star architect Lord Norman Foster. More »


Monday, 25 March 2013

red dot award: communication design - Call for entries by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

“Inspire the world” – the motto of the “red dot award: communication design” sums it up neatly: with your entries you can impress our jury members from all over the world. And if you are successful, our communication measures will ensure that your award-winning designs will receive international attention! More »


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Top marks for the best products of the year in the “red dot award: product design 2013”

It stands for aesthetic forms, well thought-out innovations and groundbreaking trends: the sought-after and internationally acclaimed red dot. It is no wonder, then, that thousands of designers, manufacturers and architects from all over the world entered the “red dot award: product design” again this year to measure themselves against the best names in their industry. More »


Thursday, 7 March 2013

"red dot award: communication design": creative events 2013

What is the hallmark for excellent design? The “red dot award: communication design”, which has been held in its origins back since 1993, will soon document the major trends of the industry: The competition, which ranks among the most prestigious in this sector, is open to designers, agencies, design studios as well as to campaign-strong companies. And, in fact, the competition is well established and deeply rooted in the calendar of the creative branche. More »


Monday, 25 February 2013

Decide on your own: the admission to the red dot design museum

“How much is a visit to the red dot design museum worth to you?” For one month, visitors can answer this question. From 1 March until 1 April 2013, the red dot design museum offers design enthusiasts and all those who want to become it, a very special promotion: true to the motto “Pay-What-You-Want”, visitors are invited to decide on the admission fee on their own. More »


Monday, 18 February 2013

"Design Gymnastics" for children: exciting workshops in the red dot design museum

n order to acquaint children with the topic of design, the red dot design museum invites eight- to ten-years-old (first and second class students) to join two workshops of a special kind on Saturday, 16 March 2013: “Design Gymnastics” is on the agenda. The workshops of three hours each will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. under the title “Design Gymnastics: Learn the basics of design with open eyes”. They aim at fostering children’s creative talent and curiosity about their environment as well as equipping them with the basic principles of design. More »


Friday, 28 December 2012

Design year 2012: "and the red dots went to…"

From an ultralight gyrocopter that convinced the red dot jury with its outstanding design and took off in the red dot design museum to the presentation of the new ŠKODA Rapid against the impressive backdrop of the museum and the glamorous awards ceremonies in Essen, Singapore and Berlin – in 2012, red dot once again offered unforgettable moments and once more underlined its global influence on the world of design. More »


Monday, 17 December 2012

5,165 euros for charity: impressive auction in the red dot design museum

On 16 December 2012 it was time again: the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen once again auctioned a selection of international design objects and shapely commodity items off. About 140 visitors came to the red dot design museum to witness the second auction of this kind after its successful premiere in December 2011 – and to bid for some nice Christmas presents of course. More »


Monday, 12 November 2012

Creative and unique: the red dot design museum presents "Digilog 601: Harmony thru Design" by 601bisang from Seoul

After the successful presentation of this year’s prize-winning works in Berlin, Germany, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, now showcases the exhibition of the most successful agency of the year, 601bisang from Seoul, as well as a selection of works which were rewarded in 2012. From 16 November till 6 January 2013, the former boiler house of world heritage Zollverein will turn into a place for current communication design at the highest level. The visitors of the exhibitions may look forward to the latest, innovative works in the field of communication design. More »