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, 15 July 2013

New forms of production and innovative materials - Inspiring seminar in the Red Dot Design Museum

On 2 July 2013, nine experts from around the world gathered in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, to give the participants of the seminar “New production forms and innovative materials for design and architecture” insights into the opportunities offered by using new materials and innovative forms of production. Together with the attendants, they discussed the influence of innovative manufacturing techniques on the design process as well as how new forms of production revolutionise the work of designers, architects, engineers and material developers. More »


Sunday, 30 June 2013

Red Dot Design Museum: two special exhibitions present this year's best product innovations

Every year in July, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, shows the award-winning products of the Red Dot Design Award. Besides this year’s winner exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013”, the special exhibition “Communication+” will also provide visitors with exciting insights into the world of design. More »


Wednesday, 26 June 2013

ExtraSchicht in the Red Dot Design Museum: five highlights inform visitors about the fascinating world of design in the night of industrial culture

The ExtraSchicht is organised annually and has become a fixed event in the Ruhr metropolitan area. On 6 July 2013, its 13th edition invites visitors to the night of industrial culture – also at UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein. Where can the legacy of the region be better celebrated than in the Red Dot Design Museum which documents both the industrial era and, with its about 2,000 design innovations, the present? More »


Monday, 24 June 2013

Free guided tour on the World Industrial Design Day: A look behind the scenes of the Red Dot Design Museum

On 2 July 2013 it starts again: In its four-week exhibition “Design on Stage“, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, presents what is state-of-the-art in international product design. Prior to this, 15 visitors run the chance to participate in a free and exclusive guided tour. In the course of the World Industrial Design Day on 29 June, starting at 3 p.m., the house offers exciting insights: for all those who can’t wait to discover the best products of the year, and for everybody who always wanted to take a look behind the scenes of a museum. More »


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Seminar on new forms of production and innovative materials in the red dot design museum

On 2 July 2013, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, invites to the seminar “New production forms and innovative materials for design and architecture”. Experts from around the world will give insights into the opportunities offered by using new materials and innovative forms of production. Furthermore, they will inform the attendants about how new materials turn into design potentials for designers, but also how traditional materials can be interpreted in new ways. Anyone interested can register as a participant until 26 June. The attendance is free of charge. More »


Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Business trip to Europe: Korean visit in the red dot design museum

On 28 May 2013, the red dot design museum was delighted to welcome a twelve-headed delegation from Korea. The group of representatives was composed of members of the National Assembly belonging to the “Industry, Trade & Energy Committee”, as well as delegates of the “Korea Institute of Design“, the “Korea Management Corporation“ and the “Korea Radioactive-waste Management Corporation“. More »


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

“red dot award: communication design 2013”: announcement of the jury

The jury for this year’s “red dot award: communication design” has been chosen. 24 international names in the creative industry will judge entries from all over the globe. Only the best entries will be awarded with the sought-after “red dot” in a total of 21 categories that include Advertising, Promotion and Graphic Design. More »


Friday, 10 May 2013

Call for papers: seminar on new production forms and innovative materials in the red dot design museum

On 2 July 2013, the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany, is hosting a seminar on the subject “New production forms and innovative materials for design and architecture”. An international audience is invited to exchange their experiences in the field of new production processes and innovative materials. Therefore, designers, architects, engineers and material developers around the world are called upon to apply with their papers for their chance to become a speaker and give insights into the latest developments and their projects. The deadline for entries is 27 May 2013. More »


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 »