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.


Communication designers play increasingly important role

Monday, 23 August 2010

There is a clear upward trend in the field of communication design. This is the result of a range of recent studies and market observations. The current positive trend can be put down to the improvement of the German economic climate and consumer confidence. The media genre that has benefited most in the past is the Internet; here experts continue to see the greatest development potential.


Interview with Ian Cameron

Thursday, 19 August 2010

For Ian Cameron, chief designer with Rolls-Royce, good design must be appealing to the customer. In the interview with red dot he tells us about the challenge and responsibility that his design team had to face in the design and the realisation of this new car, as well as about the central idea that influences his work.


Poggenpohl and Porsche to launch a new designer kitchen

Monday, 9 August 2010

For the second time around, the kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl and Porsche Design have extended their partnership agreement. Following the resounding success of the kitchen produced during their first collaboration (P’7340), the team is now preparing for the launch, by the year 2014, of a follow-up model, likewise to stand out for its functional and minimalist design.


The Agony of Choice – Jury Time in Essen and Singapore

Monday, 2 August 2010

In the coming weeks almost 10,000 works and products have to be sorted and evaluated by the jurors of the red dot award: communication design and the red dot award: design concept. Nearly as many creative minds are currently still hoping that it is their entry of all, which may persuade the jurors…


Prof. Dr. Peter Zec as design expert in Singapore

Monday, 2 August 2010

On the morning of 31 Jul 2010, one hundred academics, policy makers and design decision makers from companies arrived at the red dot design museum in Singapore for the design seminar "Design Value - A strategy for business success".