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.


red dot award: design concept 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The reasons why: a video interview with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec As this year’s design concept award is underway, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec answers some questions about the current contest and tells us the story of the award so far.


Early submission discounts ending in 1 week

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

28 February, keep this date in mind for the close of the early submission period of the red dot award: design concept 2011. You have 1 week left to take advantage of the early submission discounts.


Master Lecture Series in Hong Kong: Lecture by Professor Dr. Zec on success strategies

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

How can design increase a company’s value? What can we learn from the best design teams and global market leaders? red dot President Prof. Dr. Peter Zec will speak on these issues on 14 Feb., 2011 at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Using different companies as examples, the value of design as a strategic business tool for economic growth will be highlighted in this lecture.


Call for entries! Register now for the interzum award: intelligent material & design 2011!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

As of now, the exhibitors of the “interzum cologne” are again invited to enter their product innovations to the “interzum award: intelligent material & design 2011”. The registration period ends 10 March 2011. The design competition, which is already being held for the sixth time by Koelnmesse in cooperation with red dot, has become a well established quality standard in the industry.


red dot award: design concept 2011 - Open to your ideas now!

Friday, 28 January 2011

While the red dot award: product design has entered its final registration phase, the red dot award: design concept is now open for 2011. The red dot design award calls upon designers, companies, design institutions and design studios to submit their latest and best ideas for products.