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Red Dot Design Museum

The title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” is bestowed each year since 1988 on a design team that stands out through its continuously innovative design work. In 2019, this title of honour goes to Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Design Team. In line with tradition, Ferrari is presenting its design achievements in its own self-designed and realised exhibition, “Designing Dreams: Ferrari Design Team”, in the Red Dot Design Museum. » More

On show: “Milestones in Contemporary Design 2019” and “Design on Stage 2019”

From Australia via Mexico to Vietnam – the Red Dot Design Museum is hosting award-winning products from 49 countries from 12 July to 25 August 2019. The exhibition “Milestones in Contemporary Design” in the White Hall presents the 80 best products of 2019 – the current milestones in international product design.Spread over five floors, the exhibition “Design on Stage” meanwhile gives visitors a comprehensive overview of current product design trends and developments.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen ranks among top 8 design museums in the world

“There are many museums. But only a few are explicitly dedicated to design,” introduces “NZZ Bellevue” its latest article on “The 8 best design museums in the world”. The Red Dot Design Museum ranks among them, according to the Swiss web portal, which is run by the editorial office of “Stil” (“Style”) magazine from “NZZ am Sonntag” (“Sunday New Zurich Newspaper”). It is in good company – with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum Danmark in Copenhagen or the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen, which is located on the Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, shows exclusively Red Dot prize-winning products. In its permanent exhibition or as part of special exhibitions, they are staged impressively before the historic industrial backdrop.

Welcome to the World of Design!

Current product culture in the midst of industrial architecture: With more than 2,000 exhibits, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the world's largest exhibition of contemporary design in the former boiler house of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein, a former coal mine complex. Innovative and well-shaped objects from around 45 nations make the quality of good design become experienceable at close range because touching and testing many of the exhibits is allowed. From inventive USB flash drive to shapely furniture to a gyrocopter pending from the ceiling: all items were awarded with the Red Dot quality seal in one of the largest international design competitions.

Very special visitors have settled down on the roof of a boiler in the Red Dot Design Museum: “Spacewalkers”, designed by Constantin Wortmann for Belgian manufacturer Dark at night. » More

Important note

Please note: The Red Dot Design Museum will be open on Monday, 25 August 2019. Due to the dismantling of an exhibition, however, a small part of the museum is not accessible. Visitors therefore pay an admission fee of only 6 euros (instead of 9 euros, reduced: 4 euros).