In 1955, the “Ständige Schau Formschöner Industrieerzeugnisse” (Permanent Show of Elegant Industrial Products) was established in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. It evolved over the years to become the Red Dot Design Museum.
Today, the Red Dot Design Museums in Germany and Singapore present the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. Every of these exhibits are winners of the international Red Dot Design Award, one of the world’s leading design competitions.
Every year, design experts from all over the world convene to decide works from product design, design concept and communication design to be awarded. The experts make up the jury for the international Red Dot Awards for Product Design, Communication Design and Design Concept. All entries are tested, discussed and assessed for their innovative design quality based on different criteria depending on their tasks and purposes. Only the best pass through rigorous adjudication process to receive the coveted Red Dot quality seal - and thus their deserved place in the Red Dot Design Museum.
In 2017, the Singapore Red Dot Design Museum moved to its present location along the Marina Bay after a 12 year period since it was first established in 2005 along Maxwell Road.
Being one of most interesting places to visit in Singapore, the museum is a key attraction along the Marina Bay which opens late into the night until 11 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
A visit to the museum is more than just an education trip by entering into a world of design at the Marina Bay.
In addition to design exhibitions, the museum features one of the best design shop where carefully curated design objects from around the world as well as the best designs produced by Singapore designers can be found. The design cafe & bar serves traditional recipes which are re-designed into the form of cubes as if they were graphic design projects. The cafe and bar also serves localised desserts, craft beers, gourmet coffee and tea. Be sure to capture some of these 'graphic designs' on instagram.
Red Dot Design Museum At The Marina Bay