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: design team of the year 2009

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The ‘design team of the year’ award goes to Tupperware The most famous burp in design history and top product quality for over 60 years: Tupperware has been awarded the highest honorary distinction in the design world – the “red dot: design team of the year 2009”. Tupperware’s design team, lead by Vice President of Global Design, Susan Perkins, has consistently created best-in-class, innovative products which are showcased around the world.


Design as a solution

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Alberto Villareal is a Mexico City-born industrial designer who is currently working as senior designer for LUNAR design in San Francisco. His recent clients include Nike, Hewlett Packard, SanDisk, Adidas, and LeapFrog. Alberto is also an active humanitarian. He is a member of Fundacion UNAM, which donates to educational programmes, and also volunteers in humanitarian projects for Project H Design and Engineers without Borders.


Award winning concept phone pioneers next-generation Nanotech devices

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Nokia is one of the global leaders in mobility, propelling the transformation and growth of the Internet and communications industries. Utilising revolutionary nanotechnology, Nokia went ahead and conceptualised Morph, a visionary conceptual mobile communication device.


Exhibition opening in Shenzhen: "red dot meets creative asia"

Friday, 15 May 2009

The opening of the exhibition “red dot meets creative asia” on the occasion of the "5th International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF)" on 15 May in Shenzhen, China was a great success. Several hundred guests attended the opening ceremony at which Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award and Icsid senator, also delivered a speech.


Awards ceremony interzum award puts spotlight on innovations

Thursday, 14 May 2009

The festive awards ceremony for interzum award: intelligent material & design 2009 stood out as the crowning highlight of the design competition. Held on Tuesday, May 12 as part of the interzum party at Koelnmesse, this year’s ceremony issued 42 awards, among them seven "best of the best" awards. An approximate 40-percent increase in the number of participating companies in this year’s contest testifies to the economic potential of design–in particular also for the supply industry—in times of crisis.