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 celebrates successful year of international involvement with exclusive exhibition in Hong Kong as culminating event

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

When the gates of the new Design School of the Hong Kong Design Institute open on 25 November 2010, a new chapter in the history of professional design promotion will begin in Hong Kong. All four formerly separate faculties will then be housed under the roof of the new building complex and offer students of the creative industries a wide range of trainings as well as optimal opportunities for professional development. One day after the big opening, red dot will hold a reception on 26 November 2010, where Hong Kong’s creative scene will come together in a relaxed atmosphere to exchange ideas and expertise as well as to make new and cultivate existing contacts.


red dot young professionals - lottery of free registrations for the red dot award: product design on 13 December 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

This year again we would like to provide special support for young creative talent. We will give away up to 50 free registrations for the “red dot award: product design 2011” to up-and-coming designers.


“red dot award: product design 2011” now open for entries

Monday, 22 November 2010

The “red dot award: product design” is entering a new round! As of now, designers and entrepreneurs from all around the world are again invited to enter their products to the red dot design award and face the demanding international comparison. In the 18 categories the competition now consists of, the jury made up of international design experts assesses the submitted products in direct comparison on site and awards a prize to the best design achievements. Take advantage of this opportunity, prove your entrepreneurial spirit, and face the worldwide competition!


Book your exclusive ticket to the red dot after show party 2010!

Friday, 19 November 2010

The highlight of this year’s “red dot award: communication design” is drawing closer: on 8 December 2010, the winners of this year’s red dot award: communication design will be celebrated by the international design scene at the red dot design museum. The most spectacular newcomers, the best designers of international communication design, and guests from media, business and culture will come together to experience a very special evening.


Simply the best - the nominees for the red dot: grand prix

Friday, 19 November 2010

This week: glossy articles with substance – Magazines & Daily Press The red dot: grand prix, the top individual award in the competition, is only awarded to a maximum of one entry in each category. The excitement will continue to mount until the award ceremony on 8 December 2010, however, as the winners of the red dot: grand prix are announced live on stage. In the meantime you can familiarize yourself with the entries and make your own mind up. For the next six weeks, we will introduce you to the nominees in a different category every week.