Various special exhibitions complete the permanent exhibition of the Red Dot Design Museum. Every year in July, the products that have most recently been awarded the Red Dot, enter the museum and turn the former boiler house of Zeche Zollverein for four weeks into a hot-spot for industrial design at the highest level. Moreover, the winners’ exhibition of the communication design competition presents in autumn with impressive posters, unusual annual reports or enjoyable TV commercials what is state-of-the-art in the creative scene.
Further exhibitions in the house as well as in metropolises around the globe give visitors an understanding of cultural or country-specific characteristics and inform them about trends and established brand-name products. By focusing on different topics and introducing the works of well-known designers as well as of young talents, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen continuously offers new and exciting insights into the fascinating world of design.