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.


Anniversary of the DME Award: successful design management in Europe will be awarded for the 5th time

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

In line with the EU funded Innovation Festival which takes place in Tallinn/Estonia, the DME consortium conferres the DME Award for the 5th time. The opinion that design has already become one of the key features for innovation and commercial success finally makes its way into the EU.


DMI-Conference: Prof. Dr. Peter Zec gave a lecture in Amsterdam

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

The renowned Design Management Institute (DMI) informed about current challenges and new initiatives of corporate-creative thinking at the conference “DMI Design/Management Europe 15” on 18/19 May 2011.


Last few days to submit in German, Mandarin or Korean for red dot award: design concept 2011

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Compete for the opportunity to be counted as the top design talent and design organisation in 2011. Your good design capability needs a credible promotion platform and winning a red dot gives you access to international promotional opportunities that are only available to winners.


Insights into the jury of red dot award: design concept: Interview with Professor Axel Thallemer

Monday, 2 May 2011

The red dot award: design concept 2011 is underway. On 13 May, the regular submission period will close. In mid-May, a jury of 17 experts will have the important task of shortlisting the most creative and innovative, yet manufacturable, ideas and prototypes. Using the example of Prof. Axel Thallemer, get an insight into the jury’s background, what makes them tick, and why they do what they do.


Exhibition: Czech red dot winners on display in Seoul

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

The Czech Republic is currently showcased in the capital city of Seoul in South Korea with a retrospective of products that won the red dot design award between 1995 and 2011. The country in eastern Europe is thus presenting itself to the economic giant in Asia as a fascinating partner in design and innovation with the aim of forging close links between Korean companies and Czech design agencies.