With more than 2,000 exhibits on display not all of the products get the attention they deserve. This is why each month the team of the Red Dot Design Museum selects a product and brings it into the visitors' focus, explaining what is special about this product.
The product of the month in November 2018 is the "Zehnder Ribbon" bathroom radiator and it was chosen by Burkhard Jacob, Head of the Red Dot Institute.
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
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
A small space of the museum is closed until 5 December due to construction work for a new special exhibition. It will be re-opened on 6 December showing the exhibition “Design in the Age of Big Data".
06 December 2018
- 03 March 2019
Design in the Age of Big Data
16 December 2018
- 17:00 h
Design objects under the hammer: Charity Auction 2018
13 January 2019
- 16:30 h
“Design in the Age of Big Data”: public guided tour of the special exhibition
08 February 2019
- 02 June 2019
Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW