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Best of Belgian design: public guided tour of the special exhibition “Light & Shape”

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On Sunday, 11 January 2015, from 3–4.30 p.m., the Red Dot Design Museum Essen informs about Belgian design in the course of a public guided tour. With a selection of elaborate products, the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”, which documents the design know-how of Belgian designers and manufacturers, provides the prefect frame.

During their tour, visitors will meet among others “D2V2”, a cylindrical pendant light by manufacturer Dark at night, which is reminiscent of an airplane engine or an oversized ventilator. Moreover, products from other living environments make outstanding design become experiencable at first hand: the ultra-light luggage collection “Hartmann 7R” by Samsonite combines a powerful, yet elegant appearance with a high degree of comfort and sturdy reliability for travelers. Furthermore, an installation of Tupperware clarifies the aesthetics of everyday culture – true to the motto “fresh in form”.

Touching and testing most of the exhibits is explicitly allowed, since outstanding design quality becomes apparent only in use. That also goes for the around 2,000 exhibits of the permanent exhibition, which can be discovered on five floors in the former boiler house of colliery Zollverein.

As the group size allows for a maximum of 25 participants, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen kindly asks for previous registration by phone on +49 201 30104-60 or via e-mail to museum(at)

Public guided tour
Sunday, 11 January 2015, 3-4.30 p.m.
Participation fee: 5 € per person plus regular admission
Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: Free admission

Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Zollverein Areal A (Schacht XII)
Kesselhaus (A7)
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen

Press contact:
Marie-Christine Sassenberg
Senior Communications Manager
Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Phone +49 201 30104–43
E-mail: m.sassenberg(at)