DEEN Red Dot Award




Red Dot Design Museum

Smart Materials and Solutions for better Product Design

Special exhibition
19 November 2015
until 10 January 2016

In an age of increasing visualisation and digitalisation, the sensory experience of one’s own environment is of particular significance. The materials in the products that surround us in our daily lives are therefore our link to reality – they make it tangible. For this reason, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the exhibition “Smart Materials and Solutions for better Product Design” from 19 November 2015 until 10 January 2016. It shows intelligent materials, new products and surprising detail solutions which are both sensible and sensory.

Ever new developments in materials allow designers and manufacturers to explore new design and production application areas. As such, materials act as the driving force for product innovation, technological progress and economic success. In the form of well thought-out products, they play a role in improving our quality of life.

From nanotech materials and organoid surfaces to components for the furniture industry, the “Smart Materials for better Design” exhibition showcases around 80 innovations and invites visitors to discover materials which open up new possibilities for designing future living and housing spaces. All the exhibits have received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 in the “Materials and surfaces” category or in the “interzum award: intelligent material & design 2015”. Some have even won awards at both competitions.

The exhibition addresses both a professional audience and design fans. “Smart Materials and Solutions for better Product Design” offers a comprehensive source of inspiration especially for designers and manufacturers, and invites visitors to discover materials.

Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: Free admission

Current issues

Simplicity as a design principle
26 November 2019 - 08 March 2020

Analogue, Digital, Interactive: World’s Best Communication Design Awarded by Red Dot
27 March 2020 - 01 June 2020

Important note

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