Red Dot Re­lo­cates

The Red Dot De­sign Mu­seum Sin­ga­pore moves to Ma­rina Bay

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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.

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