From 25 October 2015 to 28 January 2016, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany will be hosting the special exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain”. Showcasing a wide selection of designs, the museum documents the contemporary understanding of design in Spain and highlights the international appeal of this year’s visiting nation at the Essener Lichtwochen, a festival of illumination in the German city of Essen.
The popularity of present-day Spanish design is due to its diverse use of forms, colours, materials and stylistic concepts. But it is also the effortless way in which the traditional and the modern meld to create a balanced whole that has contributed to its global reputation. The success of Spanish designers and manufacturers is also illustrated by the results of the Red Dot Award, one of the largest international design competitions: To date, 104 products by Spanish designers and manufacturers have won a prize in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. 31 works received a distinction in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design and 10 concepts and prototypes in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept.
The Red Dot Design Museum’s latest special exhibition shows a fascinating selection of these award-winning designs: In “¡Viva el Diseño!”, visitors will encounter flexible pieces of furniture, inspired by Spanish lifestyle, beautifully formed lighting, and designs for public spaces, which contribute to the way in which modern cities function. In addition, creative projects provide information on how people can skilfully communicate visually and visionary design concepts give a glimpse into the future.
A public tour through the Red Dot Design Museum Essen on Sunday, 10 January 2016 from 3 – 4.30 pm provides information about the award-winning objects of the “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” exhibition and further exhibits from around the globe. Advance booking is necessary. Please phone +49 201 30104-60 or send an email to museum(at)red-dot.de to do so.
Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
Children under 12: Free admission
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Due to an event, the Red Dot Design Museum is closed on Thursday, 19 January.