Red Dot Design Museum, Essen

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Located in the boiler room of the Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex, Red Dot Design Museum combines contemporary art with industrial design. The building itself was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. It represents the height of the German industry, but its factory floor, corridors, and assembly rooms are now open to the public. The attraction's exhibit is designed as a conceptual gallery inside the large complex, but its presence there also represents the German people's industriousness in the world of design, not just manufacturing. A visit to Red Dot Design Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Essen online route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • You should have seen the Museum necessarily. Suddenly, you can see the everyday things of life from a completely different perspective. Absolutely interesting and exciting
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  • A lot of interesting things and designs. We missed explanation and info about use, materials, design process etc. The café (Butterzeit) did use ugly plastic forkes, knives, cup whitoutcare care for re...  more »
  • The mix of modern design of all kinds with much feeling and technical understanding in the midst of the old boilers draped is already worth a visit.
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  • Nice contemporary industrial designs on display here. It's interesting to see items of everyday on display at a museum, it makes them shine in another light
  • Unbelievably awesome design. You can see, touch and try a lot of things. The museum itself is decorated unbelievably nicely - the architecture and layout is part of the art itself. If you appreciate master-class communication or product design, this is a MUST SEE for you. Also, the counter and shop staff was very nice :)
  • Bit strange to see everyday objects in a museum but enjoyable to see. Situated in an old mining complex makes for special atmosphere. A must visit if you are interested in industrial design.
  • Having visited the Singapore counterpart, I knew what to expect, but found it hard to explain to my companions for the day. "A wide variety of well designed products" from cake-cutters to cars just doesn't seem to do it justice, but for a few Euros it is worth checking out. Especially as the exhibits change at least once a year.
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