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.


Results red dot award: communication design 2009

Thursday, 27 August 2009

The design of “Digital Games” has become decidedly more professional. The games market is growing strongly; and this year’s entries in the “Digital Games” category clearly show that the branch is in constant change due to the rapid progress made in technology. Find out more information about the latest trends of the red dot award: communication design 2009 in our red dot trend spots.


‘Wa: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today’

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The “red dot award: communication design” ranks first in the list of the most important design competitions for the corporate identity sector. This is the result of the study “Corporate identity – status quo 2009, expert survey CI/CD agencies” published by Professor Robert Paulmann, corporate identity institute, Mainz, Germany. In the study, the red dot design award was voted into first place out of all internationally relevant design competitions.


Results red dot award: communication design 2009

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Results of the “red dot award: communication design 2009” The results of the “red dot award: communication design” have been finalised: 6,112 works were submitted to the competition – one of the most important and biggest design competitions worldwide – by communication designers and agencies from a total of 42 countries.


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Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Asia, America, Australia – more than 1,200 guests travelled from every continent on 29 June 2009 to attend the award ceremony for the biggest international design prize, red dot award: product design, in Essen.


red dot is inviting the world to the international design show in the next European Capital of Culture – award ceremony for the red dot award: product design 2009 to start Ruhr 2010

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Essen’s creative climax for the year is rapidly approaching – red dot is doing the trial run for the European City of Culture year in 2010. With star guests from all over the globe, red dot is celebrating with the award ceremony for the red dot award: product design 2009 on 29 June. This will place the City of Essen at the center of the international creative industry.