Milestones in product design

Thoughtful: In three new exhibitions, the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen presents what consumers absolutely must have in their households.

ONE Audi A 8 hanging from the ceiling. moto mand, the robot or glowing spacewalk. These excellent Design highlights represents products from all walks of life. The exhibitions “Milestones in Contemporary Design 2022-2023” and “Design on Stage 2022-2023” bring together more than 1,500 products. This gives visitors one unique overview of the world of product design. If you’re thinking of time constraints in light of the abundance, do not despair: Both exhibitions are until the end of May 2023 to see. The third special exhibition with which this year’s “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year” presents itself, and its work ends on 21 August 2022.

Milestones in modern design

Fiat from the 50s in the permanent exhibition Photo: © Swat.io

On the first floor is 120 best products in 2022 to find. They are considered milestones in international product design. A total of 51 categories were evaluated. All works meet the four qualities of good design: the feature qualityof usethat demonstration and responsibility. The products also have in common that they set new standards within their respective industries. In addition, they stand out clearly from a functional and aesthetic point of view due to their innovative strength and their design.

Audi A8 in the foundation hall.  Photo: © Swat.ioAudi A8 in the foundation hall. Photo: © Swat.io

Examples of the quality of the function are e.g. DT 700 PRO X & DT 900 PRO X headphones by the Heilbronn company Beyerdynamic. They are specially designed to ensure the best studio quality sound on all playback devices, regardless of a fixed studio. A high quality of use is shown, for example esper handone American company prosthesis Esper for hand-amputated people who almost merge with its bearer, by learning to anticipate his movements. It demonstrates what specially designed products can look like solar hydrogen battery LAVO from Australia. through Combination of hydrogen and solar technology a new way to generate energy in the home is possible.

Design on stage 2022-2023

Yaskawa's MOTOMAN HC20DT robot at the Essen exhibition.  Photo: © Swat.ioYaskawa’s MOTOMAN HC20DT robot at the Essen exhibition. Photo: © Swat.io

On five floors, the exhibition “Design on stage“a comprehensive Overview of current trends and developments in product design. The exhibition is designed in such a way that visitors get to know some general basic principles of good design at the beginning of their visit. The so called “design basic“.

The exhibition ‘Design on Stage’ provides an overall overview of current trends and developments in product design over five floors. The exhibition is designed in such a way that visitors get to know some general basic principles of good design at the beginning of their visit. “

This enables them to evaluate the exhibited products themselves.

Red Dot special exhibition: Design Team of the Year

Since 1988, as part of the Red Dot Design Awards, one Design team for consistently excellent design performance awarded the honorary title “Red Dot: Design Team of the Year”. The winners included well-known companies from all areas of lifestyle. red-dot-design-museum.de

Design milestonesOpening hours and entrance Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays: 11:00 to 18:00 (last entrance: 17:00)
On Monday:
closed (except on public holidays and during NRW school holidays)
Entry:
9 euros (reduced: 4 euros)
Children under 12 years:
free access
Friday:
Pay what you want

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Text: / craftsheet.de

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