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 Area Taipei

New point of contact for Design in Taipei - As part of the Taiwan Design Museum, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei exhibits industrial products and communication solutions that have won a Red Dot Design Award.

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Design Museum News

Friday, 25 September 2015

Conference "Smart Materials for future Design" in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany

Materials and technology open up new fields of application for designers and manufacturers, thus contributing to a better quality of life in terms of elaborate products. Dedicated to that topic, the conference "Smart Materials for future Design" will take place in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany on 18 November 2015. More


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

“Products for Generations”: Red Dot Design Museum presents studio exhibition on the occasion of 90 years of Philips Design

In 2015, Philips celebrates its 90 years of design history. In recognition of the continuously good design achievements, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen dedicates a separate studio exhibition to the company. More


Friday, 4 September 2015

Maison & Objet 2015: “Formosa Forms” exhibition opened at trade fair in Paris

On 4 September 2015, the exhibition “Formosa Forms - Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design”, organized by the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, was opened at the Maison & Objet trade fair in Paris, France. Until 8 September 2015, the exhibition documents current Taiwanese design developments which combine tradition and modernity. More


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