The 2nd red dot design museum was established in Singapore in November 2005. The museum is the anchor tenant and key attraction at the red dot Traffic, a creative hub located at Maxwell Road, the former Singapore Traffic Police Headquarters.
The red dot design museum in Singapore is the physical embodiment of the red dot design awards, an exclusive exhibition venue for red dot design award winners. It is here that products and brands communicate their design excellence and differentiate themselves from the mediocre. It also provides important orientation to businesses, design professionals consumers on what or who has the best design.
Situated at the centre of a growing design scene in Asia, the museum is also home for the red dot award: design concept. This award takes its cue from the future, seeking to discover the next great idea and trend of tomorrow. Launched in 2005, the third award of the international red dot design awards is the first to be held out of Germany. With entries received from over 40 countries, it is one of the most prestigious award for design concepts.
Exhibitions, Projects, Events
The museum engages, excites and inspires its visitors with interactive installations and interesting exhibitions on design. It is the focal point of design and creative activities such as design conferences, exhibitions and parties.
The red dot design museum is also the most fascinating event venue in Singapore. In addition to its excellent location and intriguing heritage architecture, it has event spaces in an atmosphere of creativity, amidst the best contemporary design from the best designers and companies.
This hotbed of design and creativity is also the prestigious venue for the annual red dot design award celebrations, the most important event in the design almanac. At the annual red dot awarding ceremony, international guests from the fields of design, politics, business and culture converged at this design house to celebrate the winners.
The red dot design museum sponsors MAAD, a market for original creative works in the field of fashion, art, craft and design.
MAAD is the only weekend market for original creative works in Singapore. Each stall at the market is curated by a committee made up of established artists, product designers and fashion designers in Singapore, so as to ensure that only original and interesting creative works are presented. In addition to exciting stalls by emerging Singapore designers, MAAD also features performances, live street art and other interesting activities.
Frequency: every first Saturday & Sunday of the month
Time: 11am to 6pm
Adults: SGD 8.00
Students: SGD 4.00
Children (under 12): SGD 4.00
Seniors: SGD 4.00
Free admission on first weekend of each month (MAAD)
* Special concession rates for designers! Please present your business card at the museum reception to enjoy the discount
* Prices are subject to changes.
The red dot design museum is closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays and open on all other days and public holidays as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Wednesday & Thursday)
Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Please note that during events the red dot design museum might be temporarily closed.
red dot design museum
28 Maxwell Road
red dot Traffic
(65) 6327 8027 (museum)
(65) 6534 7194 (office)
(65) 6534 7141
How to get here
Travel by Mass Rapid Transit (MRT): Nearest MRT station is 0.15km away. Take the East West Line (Green) and stop Tanjong Pagar (EW15).
Travel by car: The nearest expressway exit is 0.69 km away, take the East Coast Parkway Expressway (ECP) Exit 18
The nearest ERP Gantry is 0.51 km away @ Prince Edward Road – ERP 8, CBD, Restricted Zone B More
The museum is situated along Maxwell Road, enter the car park via Peck Seah Street
Travel by Bus: Nearest Bus Stop is 0.13 km away, with the following services available: SBS – 10, 100, 107, 130, 162, 16M, 196, 65M, 70, 89M, 97; SMRT 75