Year on year, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents the best design products that were awarded at the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017”. Just one day after the Red Dot Gala, more than 1,500 products, which have been awarded with the much sought-after Red Dot winner label by an international jury of experts on the basis of their outstanding design, can be seen at the four week long special exhibition “Design on stage”. The winners of the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” – one of the highest individual awards of the design competition – shall receive a special place of honour and shall be placed in the limelight in a big way. This will take place at the impressive “White Hall”, in the premises of the Zeche Zollverein in Essen.

Design in the museum at Zollverein – really close up

Any design enthusiast at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen at Zollverein will be fully satisfied by the breath-taking new products with their excellent design quality. Many of the creations can be experienced really close up as not every product is placed in a glass cabinet. Here touching is expressly allowed! This is because the products exhibited at the museum in Essen can certainly be touched, felt and also tried out, as opposed to rules that are generally applicable in most museums. Small informative sign boards provide additional information regarding the manufacturers and designers.

A coming-together of international design accomplishments

The design accomplishments displayed at the special exhibition come from all over the world and satisfy you not only through their attractive designs. Comprehensive functionality, advanced technology or the use of durable materials in the awarded products play a role that is just as important as the requirement for outstanding shapes and superb design quality. They represent the latest developments in product design of their respective country of origin, in breath-taking diversity and together, they cover all aspects of life.

Household articles for everyday use, consumer electronics, unique pieces of furniture, edgy lamps and many, many more share the coveted space in the design museum. They will show themselves from their best side in Essen for four weeks. And while they do so, all the products have one thing in common: They contribute to an improved quality of life by making our work easier, our leisure time sweeter and they set trends.

White Hall in Red Dot Design Museum

From the exhibition to the online-world of Red Dot 21

Many of the best design products will find a new home in the online-world of Red Dot 21 after this special exhibition for excellent design. While the products can be experienced with all your senses at the exhibition at the Zollverein, Red Dot 21 offers you the opportunity to obtain further information with regard to your favourite product, the manufacturer or the designer, later as well. Some of the awarded products of the current design competition can be already purchased online from our partners. Others, on the other hand, will only find their way to the market sometime later – to win over the hearts of consumers then.

In order to get an overview of the product trends from previous years of the international design competition, right now, Red Dot 21 presents the developments in product design in over 250 categories, for example, in the household, office, apparel or bathroom categories and also offers you an option to purchase many of the products.

For more information on entry fees please visit the website of the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.

Posted on 27.06.2017

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