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Red Dot Design Museum

Design Experience Laboratory

Special exhibition
25 June 2016
18:00 - 23:00 h

On the occasion of the “ExtraSchicht” event at Zollverein World Heritage Site, the the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition of a special kind. is an interactive exposition focusing on the sensual experience of award-winning design. How warm or cold is an item to the touch? Is the material hard or does it give way to pressure? When feeling objects, characteristics such as weight, size, shape and the texture of the material are perceived more intensively than when just observing it.

The exhibition consists of experience modules which invite visitors to reach into the boxes with their hands and to feel the various facets of the hidden object. Is it a shoe, a pencil shower head or something totally different? The single details are put together to an overall picture in the mind’s eye of the observer. The result can subsequently be controlled on the back of the respective module. This way, visitors of all ages experience materials and forms from a completely new perspective and get a multi-dimensional understanding of the design basics. The exhibition sharpens the power of judgement and helps to find out what good design is all about. In addition, short lectures inform about the importance of materials in design: starting at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

Interactive exhibition on the occasion of the „ExtraSchicht“ event at Zollverein World Heritage Site, accompanied by short lectures (starting at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.)

As the group size for the short lectures allows for a maximum of 25 participants, previous registration by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at) is obligatory.

Admission: free

The Red Dot Design Museum closes at 11 p.m.

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Important note

Due to an event, on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the museum closes already at 5 p.m. (last admission: 4 p.m.).