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.


The boom of Taiwanese communication design: Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents Red Dot Best Practice Seminar & Vernissage

Friday, 23 May 2014

On 14 May, the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei opened the new presentation “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners‘ Selection” in a festive atmosphere. The exclusive exhibition shows distinguished works from Taiwan all awarded in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014.


Medal by designer and Red Dot juror Naoto Fukasawa impresses the Tang Prize Foundation

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Early 2014, the Tang Prize Foundation initiated a competition of a special kind in collaboration with the Taiwan Design Center: 25 international design organisations were invited to nominate jewellery designers who should design the Tang Prize medal and thus give a distinctive profile to the new award, which is set to become the Asian Nobel Prize. The committee of the International Invitational Tang Prize Medal Design Competition was formed by design experts from all over the world – including Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot, as well as the Red Dot jurors Jennifer Tsai and Rob Vermeulen.


Red Dot supports the creative industry in the South Korean metropolis Busan

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Being a renowned design promoter, Red Dot uses its expertise and global network to spread the idea of design excellence all over the world. With three international design competitions in the field of product design, communication design and design concepts, and three museums, Red Dot attracts the interest of designers, the industry and consumers alike.


Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Anticipating the best designs of the year

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

With just hours left for submission to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014, the highly anticipated adjudication phase of the competition comes next. This year, 20 jury members, all of whom are of high repute in the design scene, hail from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Denmark, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium and Finland.


Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Call for entries ends on 21 May

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It is just hours to go before the participation phase for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept ends. In 2013 alone, companies, design studios, universities and designers alike from 57 countries submitted 4,394 entries of their best innovative ideas – demonstrating the international significance of the competition. With a shorter race set for this year, the search for the best concepts and prototypes has been made with all possible energy and enthusiasm.