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Design for Speed: Red Dot-awarded mobility

Special exhibition
21 May 2015
until 20 August 2015

From 21 May to 20 August 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents in cooperation with Sparkasse Essen, the exhibition "Design for Speed: Red Dot-awarded mobility". It will show award-winning exhibits which demonstrate the expertise of international manufacturers and make clear that the nearly 200-year evolution of the bicycle continues.

With 15 exhibits, "Design for Speed: Red Dot-awarded mobility" will illustrate that the bicycle has become the expression of a new urban lifestyle. For decades, the car was the epitome of independence and fast locomotion. Now bikes are the new symbol of flexibility and speed in urban areas. The Melon Urban Active Helmets from Essen, Germany also show that a trend can affect other sectors. All exhibits were awarded in the Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s largest product competitions.

The exhibition is the first event in the upcoming anniversary celebrations of the Red Dot Award in its hometown Essen. 60 years of design history "made in Ruhr region" are celebrated on the course of four exhibitions. In addition to "Design for Speed: Red Dot-awarded mobility", the Ruhr Museum and the Red Dot Design Museum Essen will present the joint exhibition "Enduring, not ultimate form" from 29 June until 23 August 2015: In Hall 5 at the Zollverein World Heritage Site, the rich history of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen will be thematised.

Moreover, from 30 June to 26 July, the Red Dot Design Museum is also a hot spot for leading contemporary industrial design: In addition to the winner exhibition "Design on Stage - Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015" the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2015 will present its best design achievements in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein coal mine: Visitors are invited to discover "Icons of everyday life – Bosch Home Appliances throughout the ages".

An exhibition in cooperation with Sparkasse Essen


Opening hours:
Mon & Thu: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tue, Wed & Fri: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibition location:
Sparkasse Essen
III. Hagen 43
45127 Essen

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.