Red Dot Design Museum
The Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany is located in the former boiler house of the coal mine “Zeche Zollverein” which was converted by the star architect Lord Norman Foster. It is one of the most impressive industrial buildings of the first half of the 20th century and houses the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design, with about 2,000 exhibits over an area exceeding 4,000 square metres. All products that win the Red Dot are put on show here for at least a year in the breath-taking setting of the former coal mine, which has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2001. The Red Dot Design Museum attracts around 150,000 lovers of design and architecture each year and is a sought-after location for company and PR events.
The tradition each year is to celebrate the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Designers’ Night, in this “cathedral of industrial culture”. The legendary party combines unique architecture and modern product design, and also brings the proud Red Dot winners together with representatives from business and the media, marking the launch of an exclusive special exhibition: Over a period of four weeks, the current winning products of the Red Dot Award: Product Design are presented of the visitors to the Red Dot Design Museum in a special setting before being integrated in the permanent exhibition.