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.


Results keenly awaited: the winners of the red dot award: product design 2010!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Once more the award competition has attracted record submissions, highlighting the high degree of design consciousness worldwide. Designers and manufacturers from 57 countries have submitted products for consideration, hoping to win one of the highly coveted design seals of quality, the “red dot”. Thirty international design experts from all over the world will travel to the 2010 Cultural Capital of Essen to assess thoroughly all the submissions on site.


Best of Dutch Design on show in red dot design museum

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The finalists and winners of the Dutch Design Awards 2009 will be on show in the red dot design museum in Essen. From April 8 through to May 2 the museum will host the ‘best of the best’ of Dutch Design, as part of an international tour of the exhibit, showing design by renowned designers as Studio Wieke Somers, Maarten Baas, Thonik, Philips Design, Gert Dumbar, Jelte van Abbema (young talent 2009), and many others.


Belgian ad agencies band together to protest ruthless pitching

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The ad agency sector as well has not been spared from the economic crisis—on the contrary. Last year was a difficult year, with many lay-offs, mass pitches, and immense cost pressure. Many contractors used and still use the economic crisis as a killer argument to continually push prices further down, and pitches for little or no money are no rarity.


The red dot award: design concept enters a new round!

Monday, 15 February 2010

The red dot award: design concept enters a new round with much anticipation among designers, companies and institutions all around the world! Reflecting the imaginative and innovative strengths as well as the competitiveness in the design industry, the award continues to draw focus to the importance of being creative and innovative to thrive in the global market.


red dot presents excellent communication design in Basel

Monday, 8 February 2010

Communication designers from around the world are creative like never before – and those interested in design can see this for themselves in Switzerland this spring. With the exhibition “Quality has a form. red dot presents: Excellent communication design in Basel” red dot presents in the exhibition area of the Basel School of Design from 13 April to 9 May 2010, the best communication design works that have won awards in the “red dot award: communication design 2009”. The festive vernissage will take place on 12 April 2010.