Red Dot Design Museum Essen

“Making a Difference / A Difference in Making”

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will present the exhibition “Making a Difference / A Difference in Making” from September 27 to October 30, 2016. The collection brings together pioneering 3D-printed works of art, design, engineering and science. The exhibition is curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, architect and recognized researcher in the field of digital fabrication technologies, and produced by Materialise, a 3D printing company based in Belgium.

CONVERGE 2016

A new form of conference

From 20 to 21 September, product designers, developers and innovators will come together at the CONVERGE 2016. For two days, big names of the industry will give lectures on the latest developments from the field of virtual design creations in the course of the new conference series initiated by the software company solidThinking. In the SANAA building Essen, Germany, participants can look forward to presentations of well known product developers.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Award-winning design, premium products and a touch of Hollywood in Essen: That was the Red Dot Gala 2016.

On 4 July 2016, the global design scene came to Essen, Germany, to celebrate the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design. During the Red Dot Gala, which has been booked out for months, the laureates of the highest single distinction, the “Red Dot Best of the Best”, received their trophies on stage in the Aalto-Theater in Essen. Afterwards, 1,800 guests enjoyed an evening of dancing and networking at the Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen – in the midst of award-winning innovations.

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016

Photo galleries of the award ceremony

The best products are chosen and the proud laureates reveived their trophies at the Aalto-Theater in Essen, Germany. Congratulations to all winners of the Red Dot Award Product: Design 2016! Photos of the Red Dot Gala can be seen and downloaded in the galleries.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Three special exhibitions present latest product design

In July 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents three special exhibitions at once at Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can experience the best products of the year in “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016”, and can meet the creative video technology of the design team of the year in “Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design”. Moreover, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design” informs about the current design understanding in Taiwan.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design"

With the exhibition "Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design", the “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016", the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, presents their know-how in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen until 28 August.


Simply the best - the nominees for the red dot: grand prix

Thursday, 11 November 2010

This week: in noticeably good shape – posters The red dot: grand prix, the top individual award in the competition, is only awarded to a maximum of one entry in each category. The excitement will continue to mount until the award ceremony on 8 December 2010, however, as the winners of the red dot: grand prix are announced live on stage. In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the entries and make your own mind up.


Obituary: Dr. Milton Tan deceased

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The design world is mourning for Dr. Milton Tan. The promoter of design and associate professor for architecture at the National University of Singapore died on 8 November 2010 in Singapore. The international design world grieves the death of Milton Tan, the loss of an extraordinary promoter of design and a great personality.


Simply the best - the nominees for the red dot: grand prix

Friday, 5 November 2010

This week: glossy articles with substance – Magazines & Daily Press The red dot: grand prix, the top individual award in the competition, is only awarded to a maximum of one entry in each category. The excitement will continue to mount until the award ceremony on 8 December 2010, however, as the winners of the red dot: grand prix are announced live on stage. In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the entries and make your own mind up. For the next six weeks, we will introduce you to the nominees in a different category every week.


Audi receives honorary “red dot: client of the year” award

Thursday, 4 November 2010

In 2010, for the first time in the history of the red dot design award, the honorary award “red dot: client of the year” is awarded. This award goes to automobile manufacturer AUDI, which this year shone with 16 awards in the red dot award: communication design and the communication design as well as marketing communication of which has received 39 red dots from the competition’s international jury in the past five years. A diverse range of design and brand agencies are behind this success.


Design Management Annual in Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Thursday, 28 October 2010

“In Germany the export share of design-oriented leading enterprises is far above the average,” explained Prof. Dr. Peter Zec at the beginning of his lecture on “The value of design”, which he gave on 26 October at the Design Management Institute in Boston (USA). During the three-day conference, he presented current figures to a highly interested professional audience. The red dot institute established these figures in a comparative market analysis for design-oriented companies.