Red Dot Relocates
The Red Dot Design Museum Singapore moves to Marina Bay
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 Museum in Germany presents the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design. In 2005, Red Dot establishes its second Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore, at the former Traffic Police Headquarters building located along Maxwell Road. Having initiated a new international design competition that same year, the museum in Singapore became home to the newly established Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The 1928 conservation building was renamed to “Red Dot Traffic” to commemorate its history.
Over the last 12 years, the Red Dot Design Museum welcomed some 645,800 visitors and hosted more than 688 events. It also hosted 12 international design awarding ceremonies and welcomed more than 5,000 international designers from all over the world to its door. However the lease of the Red Dot Traffic building at 28 Maxwell Road ceased at the end of April 2017, hence the museum will relocate to the Marina Bay City Gallery at 11 Marina Boulevard in the last quarter of 2017 and will undergo extensive refurbishment over a six month period.
Pursuing to be an exciting destination at Marina Bay, the Red Dot Design Museum will be the latest addition to the Bay as a design focal point, offering a world class museum experience, interesting design content and exciting design events. The new Red Dot Design Museum will feature several galleries to host year round exhibitions of award winning designs. It will also collaborate with partners to host design related exhibitions and expand its iconic MAAD, Market of Artists and Designers, to be organised at the Marina Bay.