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.


“Focused on use and function in an uncompromising way”: Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

In 2016, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year will travel half way around the globe to receive the “Radius” challenge cup in Essen, Germany. Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd from Australia is to receive the highest honorary title of the Red Dot Design Award.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 - Latecomer registration has started

Friday, 8 April 2016

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing: Until 10 June 2016, the international creative scene is invited to submit their best works to the competition for communication design. From e-commerce and retail design to packaging, the search is on for excellent communication solutions in the design industry.


Design award honours Kia and Ferrari with Red Dot: Best of the Best

Thursday, 7 April 2016

What do a Ferrari 488 and a Kia Optima have in common? Both were recently honoured at the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 in the category “vehicles” with the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. It is awarded for groundbreaking design and only to the best products in a category.


Good packaging design: orientation and buying incentive for the consumer

Monday, 4 April 2016

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 is in full swing: Communication designers, marketing experts and young talents from all over the world are once again invited to submit their outstanding projects and campaigns. Last year in the category "Packaging Design" the design studio Win Win Packaging Ltd. from Finland received the Red Dot: Grand Prix for the packaging of the brandy "This Is Not Calvados".


Internationalisation and commitment to the Essen site: For 25 years now, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec has led the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen

Thursday, 31 March 2016

On 1 April 1991, Peter Zec took over the running of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. Since its founding in 1954, the organisation had largely been active at a regional level and held design competitions focused on German products. Peter Zec saw the opportunity to develop global recognition for an organisation that had, until then, not been well known.