Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Only until 31 July: special exhibition of international product designs

“Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016” will be on show only until 31 July. The largest special exhibition in area in the Red Dot Award’s history presents the current prize-winning products in two locations at UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein: The Red Dot Design Museum displays the most extensive selection of international innovations, completed by further designs in the neighbouring Hall 8.

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

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.


“Pay-What-You-Want” - every Friday in the Red Dot Design Museum

Monday, 30 September 2013

“How much is a visit to the Red Dot Design Museum worth to you?” As of now, visitors can answer this question once a week: the “Pay-What-You-Want” promotion offers guests the possibility to decide on the admission fee on their own on Fridays.


"For the most talented people and creative ideas": Red Dot presents business success by design in China's metropolis Xiamen

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Design is not only the physical appearance of shapely products, but also the key factor for business success. In November 2013, Red Dot once more encourages manufacturing companies to focus on good design when creating their products in order to improve their competitiveness: As the internationally renowned indicator for outstanding design quality, Red Dot will soon label one of the biggest design and business festivities in the Far East.


The Red Dot Design Museum invites to free guided tours during the 24th colliery festival

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

This year, for the 24th time, UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein celebrates the huge colliery festival from 28 to 29 September 2013. Under the motto “1 world heritage / 1 district / 1 celebration” („ 1 Welterbe / 1 Bezirk / 1 Fest“), the industrial culture landscape presents a broad, exciting programme in which the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is also involved: besides a reduced entry fee of four euros during the weekend, it offers two free guided tours – for design fans and those who want to become it.


Exhibition: “Red Dot Baltic Sea Trans” in Kiel shows product design around the Baltic Sea

Monday, 23 September 2013

Until the 6. October 2013 the exhibition “Red Dot Baltic Sea Trans” presents Red Dot Design Award winners, which are domiciled around the Baltic Sea. More than 30 products were assembled to cover different fields of interest: The Eva Solo XO Collection grater is exhibited as a kitchen utensil, which captivates not only through functionality, but also through aesthetic design and was therefore honoured by the Red Dot jury.


Red Dot presents game design conference in Berlin: Illustrious speakers confirmed

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Red Dot in Berlin: On 17 October 2013, Red Dot is organising a conference entitled “Success by Game Design – Transmedia Challenges and Potentials” in Café Moskau in Berlin. The aim of the convention is to explain the economic and cultural potentials of the gaming industry across markets and to allow these potentials to be exploited. At the event, the game design expert Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch will accompany the participants and guests through the areas of gamification, serious games, technology transfer and transmedia.