RED DOT TRAFFIC DESIGN MUSEUM / SINGAPORE
Located at No. 28, Maxwell Road (150m from the Tanjung Pagar MRT station), the Red Dot Design Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays (11am to 9pm). Entrance costs S$5.
19 - 25 November 2005
Red Dot Design Museum opens in Singapore
The famous red dot design museum of Germany has opened a museum in Singapore. On display at the Singapore museum are award winning designs and also creative concepts that have yet to be manufactured. Singapore also recently hosted the prestigious and internationally-renowned red dot design awards. This is the first time the awards are being held outside of Germany. A total of 630 entries from 32 different countries were received for this category and out of the 10 winners, three were Singaporeans. The event attracts over 5,000 entries from more than 46 countries every year.
Singapore marked two debuts
recently, in connection with Germany's famed red dot design museum.
The first was its role as host for the inaugural red dot: design concept award, the first time the award was held outside its home in Essen, Germany. Second, Singapore now houses a red dot design museum, also the first one outside of Essen.
"We are pleased that red dot has a home in Singapore," says red dot's president Dr Peter Zec. "With its strong support for creativity and desire for design excellence, and its location in the heart of Asia, Singapore is an ideal place for red dot to tap into the talent and potential in Asia, and deepen the international scope of red dot awards."
And to make Singapore proud, one of the award winners was local designer Yong Jie Yu, an industrial design graduate from the National University of Singapore, who won S$8,500 (US$5,000) for his amphibious Skid Scooter.
The red dot: design concept competition received over 630 entries from 32 countries, and of these, 59 winners were chosen for their imaginative and innovative design concepts. Thirty-eight winners were present for the gala ceremony in Singapore.
Ken Koo, the president of red dot Asia, was impressed by the quality of the submitted work. "Although this is the first time we are running the red dot: design concept competition, the diversity and quality of the design entries have been remarkable and the submissions truly international in scale."
The Red Dot Design Museum is
named after the widely sought after international design award called the Red
Dot Award given by the Germany-based Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen (the
North Rhine Westphalia Design Centre), one of the oldest and most highly
regarded design institutions in Europe.