Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Only until 31 July: special exhibition of international product designs

“Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016” will be on show only until 31 July. The largest special exhibition in area in the Red Dot Award’s history presents the current prize-winning products in two locations at UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein: The Red Dot Design Museum displays the most extensive selection of international innovations, completed by further designs in the neighbouring Hall 8.

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

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.


Lord Foster Receives Order of Merit

Friday, 29 January 2010

On 18 January 2010, British star architect Lord Foster was awarded the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Issued to him in London by the German Ambassador Georg Boomgaarden, the Order of Merit was given to him for his outstanding achievements in architecture in Germany and around the world.


red dot new talents: the decision had to be made by drawing lots!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Young designers had the chance to register for a total of 50 free registrations for the upcoming red dot award: product design 2010. Even though this campaign only ran for 24 hours on the red dot website, almost 150 creative professionals from 24 nations applied, among them Argentina, New Zealand and Colombia. Due to the large response the winners of the 50 registrations had to be decided by drawing lots.


Michele De Lucchi

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Good design doesn't just drop out of the sky. It comes from creative people that fight for their ideas and who work on their projects with passion. Over the coming weeks we would like to present a selection of the designers honoured by the red dot award: product design 2009.


Philippe Nigro

Friday, 15 January 2010

Good design doesn't just drop out of the sky. It comes from creative people that fight for their ideas and who work on their projects with passion. Over the coming weeks we would like to present a selection of the designers honoured by the red dot award: product design 2009.


Opening Ceremony RUHR.2010: Heavy VIP Traffic in the red dot design museum

Monday, 11 January 2010

The UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site Zeche Zollverein saw the festive inauguration of the European Capital of Culture in the year 2010 by the German President Horst Koehler on Saturday. Weathering the storm “Daisy” which swept over the Ruhr area with freezing temperatures and heavy snowfalls, about 100,000 people celebrated until the early morning hours.