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On Show At Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Three special exhibitions have been unveiled at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany, where visitors will experience winning products, discover groundbreaking technologies and gain insights into the Taiwanese design culture.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen


BY Janice Seow

5 July, 2016


Top Image: Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design, Red Dot Design Museum Essen. All photographs courtesy of Red Dot Design Museum unless otherwise stated.

Every year, the Red Dot Design Museum consolidates the best design projects and innovations from around the world, offering a current viewpoint into the state of contemporary design. Besides fueling good design, the Red Dot’s purpose has always been to ensure that quality design experiences remain accessible to the public. 

For instance, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany – located within the former boiler house of the Zollverein coal mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site – is a place to experience the best of design. This year, alongside in-house exhibits, the 4,000-square-metre and five-storey venue will also host three temporary exhibitions, namely Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016; Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design; and Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen
Red Dot Design Museum

Design on Stage – Winners of Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 (5 to 31 July 2016)

At Design on Stage, visitors will experience the winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. The exhibition aims to highlight how designers and manufacturers continue to improve the quality of life through design. Over 1,000 products, from lifestyle accessories to consumer electronics and household products, designed in consideration of the various needs of everyday life, will be showcased. Two locations within the heritage site have been dedicated to this exhibition, making it the largest winner’s showcase in Red Dot’s history so far. 

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Design on Stage, Red Dot Design Museum. Illustration: Corinna Bispinck

Creative Video Revolution by Blackmagic Design (5 July to 28 August 2016)

Named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2016, the Blackmagic Industrial Design Team led by Simon Kidd develops hardware and software products for films, television programmes and advertisements. Their products have been utilised in successful movies such as Avatar. The Australian team is guided by an aim to unite user-centric design with innovative engineering to create new products that revolutionise the industry. 

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Cintel film scanner by Blackmagic

At the exhibition, Blackmagic Design will be presenting its creative technologies – commended by the jury for high design quality matched with a sustainable policy. The exhibition will also offer insights into how design is being incorporated into every aspect of Blackmagic’s product development process.

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URSA Mini by Blackmagic

Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design (5 to 10 July 2016)

Commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, the Formosa Forms – Contemporary Tradition in Taiwanese Design exhibition will showcase a selection of winning products from the Red Dot and Golden Pin Design Award. It aims to illustrate an understanding of the Taiwanese design industry, drawing from various living environments and the juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary elements.

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MU Oriental Teapot by Toast_Living

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