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 December 2018 is the "MTOsport" autogyro and it was chosen by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Design Award. » 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
On 21 December 2018 the museum will close at 4 p.m. Last entrance: 3 p.m.
The museum will be closed on 24, 25, 31 December 2018 & 1 January 2019.
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