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Red Dot Design Museum

Asian design between handicraft and hightech: free guided tour in the Red Dot Design Museum

10 May 2015
15:00 - 16:30 h

On Sunday, 10 May 2015, visitors of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen can learn and experience the world of Asian design, which today has a strong impact on our society’s aesthetic opinion and has become an integral part of our everyday life. Asia is a region of high economic dynamics which has been a standard for shapely and technical innovations for thousands of years: a metropolitan area which regularly convinces people with ground-breaking new designs, highest design quality and a remarkable variety.

From 3–4.30 p.m., a public guided tour with the title “Between Handicraft and Hightech – Harmony in Asian Design” introduces current product designs and the concepts behind them. Furthermore, it illustrates contrasts which bind together to a balanced unit: old and new, natural and artificial, traditional handicraft paired with hightech.

The Red Dot Design Museum acts in a relationship of tension, too: between old and new, between modern product culture and historic industrial architecture, the house presents on an area of 4,000 square meters and five floors the complete range of up-to-date and innovative product designs. What distinguishes these exhibits from other articles of daily use is a very specific quality: excellent design. All of the exhibits were honoured in the Red Dot Design Award, one of the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. As touching and testing most of the objects is allowed, the about 2,000 exhibits from ca. 45 nations make good design become experiencable.

Participation fee: 5 € per person plus regular admission
Admission: 6 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: Free admission

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 participants, the Red Dot Design Museum kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at)

Current issues

Important note

The Red Dot Design Museum is open to the public again. Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, special protection rules apply. For example, the wearing of a face mask is obligatory.

There is currently a construction site in front of the museum. Do not be irritated by this. Access to the museum is free. People who require barrier-free access should call +49-201-30104-60 prior to their visit.