From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard.
When the town center of Essen is presented in its probably most beautiful light on the occasion of the 65th Light Weeks (65. Essener Lichtwochen), the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, located on the grounds of UNESCO world heritage Zollverein, will shine, too: Focusing on light and light-weight, shapely and innovative exhibits are on show, which document the potential of this year’s light weeks guest country Belgium including its creative minds and manufacturers. Belgian designs stand for top-class achievements at an international level combined with the highest degree of quality. All of the exhibits were awarded the renowned Red Dot in one of the world’s largest design competitions.
During their tour of the exhibition, visitors will meet among others the cylindrical pendant light “D2V2” by manufacturer Dark at night, which is reminiscent of an airplane engine or an oversized ventilator. The modular lounge concept “Elements” by Manutti fascinates as flexible outdoor furniture which has a clear design language that gives it a floating lightness. And the ultra-light luggage collection “Hartmann 7R” by Samsonite shows how a powerful, yet elegant appearance can be combined with a high degree of comfort and sturdy reliability for travelers. Touching and testing most of the exhibits is explicitly allowed, since outstanding design quality becomes apparent only in use.
Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: free admission
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Due to an event, on Wednesday, 4 March 2020, the museum closes already at 5 p.m. (last admission: 4 p.m.).