At the Red Dot Design Award ceremony on June 24, 2024, international design greats came together in Essen to celebrate the winners of this year's competition. Outstanding chief designers from global brands such as Fiskars, Hilti, Ducati, Philips, LIXIL, Thule and Logitech accepted the invitation. The first part of the ceremony took place in Essen's opera house, the Aalto Theater. The subsequent after-show party took place in and around the Red Dot Design Museum, which is located on the site of the disused Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex.

Red Dot Gala at the Essen Opera House

At 6 p.m. sharp on June 24, the lights went dark in the auditorium of the theater designed by Alvar Aalto. After a grand opening, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, welcomed around 1,300 guests to the Red Dot Gala 2024. The Red Dot Gala has been celebrated at the Essen Opera House for 30 years. Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen also focused on this long-standing partnership in his speech. After the opening words, the first round of the award ceremony began. Together with the Italian juror Luisa Bocchietto, Peter Zec presented the first trophies to the winners of the Red Dot: Best of the Best. This was followed by the presentation of trophies by the jurors Omri Bar-Zeev from Israel and Nina Mihovec from Slovenia, who both took on this task for the first time as part of the Red Dot jury.

Designers' Night - after-show party between design and culture

After the awards ceremony, it was on to the after-show party, which took place in and around the Red Dot Design Museum on the site of the disused Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. From a tour of the museum to a relaxed end to the evening in the beer garden and an exuberant party, there was something for everyone. On the dance floor in the middle of the museum, DJ CHRISSI D heated up the party atmosphere and kept the guests dancing until the early hours of the morning.

Red Dot Design 2024 Gala - Aalto Theater Essen
Red Dot Design 2024 Gala | Aalto Theater Essen

Young designer Alexander Stricker immortalizes himself as the winner on the signature wall
Young designer Alexander Stricker immortalizes himself as the winner on the signature wall

Winning photo for the files - The first brickworks to receive an international design award for thin bricks.
Winning photo for the files - The first brickworks to receive an international design award for thin bricks.

Zeche Zollverein under the sign of the Red Dot Design Award 2024
Zeche Zollverein under the sign of the Red Dot Design Award 2024

Party atmosphere at Zeche Zollverein - A night to remember.
Party atmosphere at Zeche Zollverein - A night to remember.

The accent thin bricks are now hanging in the Red Dot Design Museum on level 4, right when you get out of the elevator.
The accent thin bricks are now hanging in the Red Dot Design Museum on level 4, right when you get out of the elevator.

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