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.


red dot award: communication design – application period ends soon, jury is ready and waiting!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

By 17 June creative minds of communication design still have the chance to register and hand in their works for the renowned “red dot award: communication design 2011”. Today the latecomers’ time for applications is on, which provides designers, agencies, design offices and clients of communication design works the opportunity to submit their creative achievements in this crucial phase and may be honoured with one of the much sought-after red dots afterwards.


Game design as a yardstick for game quality: Prof. Dr. Winfred Kaminski joins the red dot jury

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The days of cult pixel games and clumsy graphics are long over. For years now, there has been a trend toward photorealistic games, as the endless possibilities of software and hardware now allow for a standard of images that influences not just games developers but also TV and cinema productions.


Lighting the way in design - CTRUS football by AGENT

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Last year, a newly established Mexican company, AGENT, received the red dot: luminary for their CTRUS football. CTRUS is an airless ball which contains electronic components that communicate factors such as kick force, travel speed and ball location. More than just to provide statistics, the football is able to provide a visual guide in the game, with light and colour suitable for the situation.


red dot award: communication design 2011 - website now available in Chinese

Friday, 20 May 2011

red dot is now offering a Chinese version of our the red dot award: communication design 2011 website for Chinese speaking participants.


red dot: grand prix 2010 - learn from the best

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Last year the international jury of experts selected six works from the categories of Advertising, Magazines & Daily Press, Packaging Design, Posters, TV & Films and Digital Games for a "red dot: grand prix" – the top award in the competition.