Long live design and art! The Red Dot Design Museum makes a return to a new swanky address
Red Dot Design Museum – housed within an architectural landmark that stood out along Maxwell Road with its fireman-red façade – has found a new home. It will be settling down quite aptly in the futuristic landscape of Marina Bay. The museum, which ceased operations in April 2017, will relocate to Marina Bay City Gallery in the last quarter of 2017, while undergoing extensive changes over the months.
The Red Dot Design Museum actually opened way back in 1955 in Essen Germany, and now houses award-winning design works across the three fields in design: Product Design, Communication Design, and Design Concept. The only second Red Dot Museum opened in Singapore in 2005, where the iconic former Traffic Police Headquarters along Maxwell Road was.
Back when it was still there, many art markets and underground gigs under the Market of Artists and Designers (MAAD) umbrella were held. They’ve since said goodbye to 12 years of fond memories at 28 Maxwell Road – that’s 645,000 visitors, and more than 600 events – but will be looking forward to the new space where they will continue to expand the iconic MAAD series, as well as play host to design-related exhibitions in Singapore. See you at the new digs!
The Red Dot Design Museum opens in late 2017 at the Marina Bay City Gallery, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940.