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Asian design between handicraft and hightech: free guided tour in the red dot design museum

Sunday, 12 May 2013, marks the date again: museums around the globe celebrate the “International Museum Day” for the 36th time by now. This year, the event is held under the motto “Museums (memory + creativity) = social change”. The red dot design museum, which with its world’s largest presentation of contemporary design is a Mecca for design enthusiasts, also participates with a “special” for the guests of the house.

During a free guided tour, which starts at 3 p.m., visitors can learn and experience the world of Asian design, which today has a strong impact on our society’s aesthetic opinion and has become an integral part of our everyday life. Asia is a region of highest economic dynamics which has been a standard for shapely and technical innovations for thousands of years: a metropolitan area which always convinces people with ground-breaking new designs, highest design quality and a remarkable variety.

The guided tour is titled “Between Handicraft and Hightech – Harmony in Asian Design” and takes 1,5 hours. It introduces current product designs as well as the concepts behind the products. Furthermore, it illustrates contrasts which bind together to a balanced unit: old and new, natural and artificial, traditional handicraft paired with high-tech.

The red dot design museum also acts in a relationship of tension: between old and new, between latest product culture and old industrial architecture, the house presents on an area of 4,000 square meters the complete range of contemporary product designs on five floors. What distinguishes these exhibits from other articles of daily use is a very specific quality: excellent design. All of the exhibits were honoured in the red dot design award, one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. As touching and testing most of the objects is allowed, the about 2,000 exhibits from ca. 50 nations make good design become experiencable.

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 persons, the red dot design museum kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 (0)201-301040.


36. International Museum Day in the red dot design museum
Free guided tour: “Between Handicraft and Hightech – Harmony in Asian Design”
Date: Sunday, 12 May 2013, 3 p.m.
Duration: ca. 1,5 hours
red dot design museum
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen
Germany

Admission:
Children under 12: free admission
Regular admission: Euro 6.00 (Reduced*: Euro 4.00)

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 persons, the red dot design museum kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 (0)201-301040.

www.red-dot-design-museum.org


Press contact:
Marie-Christine Sassenberg
Communications Manager
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Phone: +49 (0)201 30 10 4-43
m.sassenberg(at)red-dot.de
www.red-dot.de/press

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