Successful product auction: Design Zentrum NRW raises 6,937 euros for Amnesty International

The red dot design museum in Essen presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design – and always stays up to date: After one year, most of the objects are sent back to their manufacturers, so the latest winning products of the “red dot design award” can find their way into the museum. Now, numerous top products were used in another way: The victorious brands decided by majority to auction them off for a good cause.

Nearly 100 local design lovers had come to bid in the first charity auction of this kind at the red dot design museum and take home real design pieces at a small price shortly before Christmas. With their purchase, the visitors supported Amnesty International.

Vito Orazhem, acting chairman of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, explained why they took the decision to grant the proceed at 100% to the human rights organisation: “As we know: There is no creativity without freedom. Free societies enable us to realise the ideas that we have in mind. Only with this basic requirement, which Amnesty International campaigns for since decades, the possibilities for creative, good design are given.”

At the end of the event, 6,937 euros were raised for the good cause. Thus, the bottom line of this successful premier is that the sophisticated and entertaining auction will be repeated next year.