Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Stylish setting for design products – the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. It is the largest exhibition of contemporary design worldwide, located in the breath-taking setting of the former Zeche Zollverein colliery.

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Red Dot Design Museum Singapore

Creative centre in the heart of Asia – the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. It is located in the Red Dot Traffic, an impressive colonial style building which used to be the headquarters of the traffic police.


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Red Dot Design Area Taipei

New point of contact for Design in Taipei - As part of the Taiwan Design Museum, the Red Dot Design Area Taipei exhibits industrial products and communication solutions that have won a Red Dot Design Award.

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Design Museum News

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Exhibition opening in Zaragoza: "¡Viva el Diseño" shows Spanish Red Dot winners

On 11 May 2016, the exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” was opened at the Museum Pablo Serrano. It is organised jointly by the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Centro Aragonés de Diseño Industrial (Cadi) and the Instituto Aragonés de Arte y Cultura Contemporáneos (IAACC PABLO SERRANO). Until 18 September, “¡Viva el Diseño” showcases a wide selection of designs, documenting the contemporary understanding of design in Spain an underlining its international charisma. More


Thursday, 28 April 2016

KJO Symphony Orchestra plays concert at Red Dot Design Museum

On Wednesday, 27 April 2016, the visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, were amazed when suddenly the sound of the “Ouverture Egmond” by Ludwig van Beethoven filled the premises of the former boiler house of the Zollverein coalmine Industrial Complex. In the Stocker’s Station of the museum over 50 youth musicians of the KJO Symphony Orchestra (Kennemer Jeugd Orkest) from Haarlem, Netherlands, had assembled to give a concert. More


Thursday, 14 April 2016

Award-winning communication design from North Rhine-Westphalia in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Until 29 May 2016, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany can see the special exhibition “World's Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, which combines the best performances of the regional and international communication design scene in one place. More


Monday, 28 March 2016

“The culture of the technological civilisation” – interview with designer Tõnis Käo

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has forseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer. More


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Time travel in product design: retrospective “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’” only until 3 April in the Red Dot Design Museum

Ultra-flat notebooks and mobile phone icons? Tõnis Käo has foreseen them – and also designed the first German push-button telephone. Only until 3 April 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” shows an overview of the life’s work of the system design pioneer in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. More


Friday, 18 March 2016

Full house: successful start of communication design exhibition

On the evening of 17 March 2016, the exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. Until 29 May 2016, the museum presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene – from clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters. More


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Creative Easter: experience tours for kids in the Red Dot Design Museum

In order to acquaint children with the topic of design, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen offers exciting experience tours for them during the Easter holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. Under the motto “Design at the fingertips”, kids from eight to ten years go on a journey of discovery in the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design on Tuesday, 22 March 2016. More


Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Communication design from around the world – inspiring special exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 18 March until 29 May 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents current top-achievements of the international communication design scene in the special exhibition “World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”. From clever packaging to informative apps to expressive posters: All of the works were bestowed within the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015. More


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Touching allowed – also on Mondays in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

The Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, is not a museum in the classical sense. It underlines this fact once again: Since it enjoys popularity, the house, located on the grounds of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein coal mine, opens its doors also on Mondays from 7 March 2016. Until 31 October 2016, the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design can be visited every day from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. More


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Last chance to visit the exhibition „¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain“

Only until Sunday, 28 February 2016 the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will be hosting the special exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain”. Visitors get a unique insight into the creative and innovative world of contemporary Spanish design. In addition to pieces of furniture, lighting and designs for public spaces, creative projects provide information on how people can skilfully communicate. More