What would European design be without Henry van de Velde (1863 – 1957)? The work of the Belgian architect and designer has deeply influenced modern design and is still present today in the drafts of the creative scene. This is testified by a lived design culture, which is not primarily characterised by the credo “form follows function”, but especially relies on eccentric and surprising products.
Belgian designers and manufacturers impress with top-class designs at an international level combined with the highest degree of quality. The results of the Red Dot Award prove this, too. With the exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen pays tribute to this development.
From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of current Belgian design standards. Focusing on light and light-weight, the shapely and innovative exhibits emphasise the nation’s potential including its creative minds and manufacturers. » More
During the Christmas holidays, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen is open on the following mondays: 22 December, 29 December and 5 January.