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Parking situation on the Zollverein premises

We recommend using the parking site A1 (free of charge) as the parking site A2 will be under construction until August 2019. The access to parking site A2 is only possible via Fritz-Schupp-Allee.

From 15 March until 2 June 2019, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen will host the exhibition “Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW”, featuring the best communication design achievements from North Rhine-Westphalia and all over the globe at the Zollverein UNESCO world heritage site in Essen. From packaging to posters and advertisements, visitors to the exhibition can experience award-winning communication design in all of its nuances, including all of the projects that won a Red Dot: Best of the Best or a Red Dot: Grand Prix in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. » More

With “Design in the Age of Big Data”, the Red Dot Design Museum will feature an exhibition with innovative products that highlight the impact of digitisation on the products we use and the lives we lead. The exhibits include sensors, scanners, fitness trackers and medical devices for monitoring and visualising the human body, but also robots and drones. » More

With more than 2,000 exhibits on display not all of the products get the attention they deserve. This is why the team at the Red Dot Design Museum has each month since October 2018 been selecting a product bringing it into the visitors’ focus, explaining what is special about this product. Naturally, the products of the month are also featured online.

The product of the month in May is the E-MTB race bike "Focus Raven² PRO" and it was chosen by Sabine Wöll, Director Red Dot Edition. » More

Red Dot Design Museum Essen ranks among top 8 design museums in the world

“There are many museums. But only a few are explicitly dedicated to design,” introduces “NZZ Bellevue” its latest article on “The 8 best design museums in the world”. The Red Dot Design Museum ranks among them, according to the Swiss web portal, which is run by the editorial office of “Stil” (“Style”) magazine from “NZZ am Sonntag” (“Sunday New Zurich Newspaper”). It is in good company – with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen or the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which is located on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, shows exclusively Red Dot prize-winning products. In its permanent exhibition or as part of special exhibitions, they are staged impressively before the historic industrial backdrop.

Welcome to the World of Design!

Current product culture in the midst of industrial architecture: With more than 2,000 exhibits, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design in the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein, a former coal mine complex. Innovative and well-shaped objects from around 45 nations make the quality of good design become experienceable at close range because touching and testing many of the exhibits is allowed. From inventive USB flash drive to shapely furniture to a gyrocopter pending from the ceiling: all items were awarded with the Red Dot quality seal in one of the largest international design competitions.

The Communication+ Tree arose in 300 working hours and is an installation, which symbolises the origin of our modern communication. It has devoloped from paper, which is based on the tree, to the advanced technology of the digital era. » More