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 October 2018 is the drone "Tundra" and it was chosen by Vito Oražem, Managing Director of Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and Director of this Museum.
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
During school holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia (15-26 October) the Red Dot Design Museum opens also on Mondays (11 am to 6 pm).