Exhibits at Red Dot Design Museum The Red Dot Design Museum has stunning architectural features

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Timings : Museum Exhibition, Shop and Cafe: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM f

Time Required : Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee : Pay as you wish, but the minimum fee for a non-Singapore citizen is SDG 6. Free admission for children aged 6 and below.

Red Dot Design Museum, Singapore Overview

The Red Dot Design Museum, located located along Waterfront Promenade at Marina Bay is an innovative design gallery of gadgets and art. The boutique museum is a branch of the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany and showcases over 200 contemporary designs - all of which are winners of the International Red Dot Design Award, which is considered to be one of the most prestigious design competitions of the world.

The small gallery of the Red Dot Design Museum showcases posters, computers, household appliances and basically the innovational gizmos and gadgets that aim to make our life easier - like a pregnancy test for the blind, a tap designed for people with one arm, and elevated bathtubs. A popular exhibit at Red Dot Design Museum is the Herbow which is a small tray intended to grow vegetables on the windowsill. The MAAD (Market of Artists and Designers) Programme is held here every first or second Friday of the month. In addition to this, the quirky museum has a design shop housing some of the best design objects from around the world, including Singapore itself. The Red Dot Design museum also has a design cafe and bar where the entire menu is curated to go along with the theme of the rest of the museum.

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Exhibitions at Red Dot Design Museum

The coveted permanent collection at Red Dot boasts of stunning art pieces with the Red Dot quality seal – awarded for innovations in design, technique, and ease of use. Each design concept and art product in the Permanent Collection is a recipient of the international Red Dot Design Award which acknowledges strides in development. The elegant, futuristic art pieces include the GLASSCAPE fishbowl featuring moulded mountain landscapes, the Origami trivet with an intricate play of light and shadow, the PRISM AR Headset, the IN-EI geometric lampshade, and the VIFA stone speaker.

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The Red Dot Design Shop and Gallery (Source)

Architecture

The Red Dot Design Museum is located in a building made almost entirely of glass. It was designed collectively by Cox Architects from Australia d Architects 61 from Singapore. The building showcases exemplary geometry and plays with a lot of modern and contemporary architectural elements like steel elements and size differences. It is an amazing fascination for people interested in architecture to see such a different style of design come to life on such a large scale.

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The stunning glass building is a sight to behold (Source)

How to Reach Red Dot Design Museum

The Red Dot Design Museum is located at Marina Boulevard, Singapore.

MRT: The nearest MRT stations are at Bayfront MRT (Exit E), Downtown MRT (Exit B), and Marina Bay MRT (Exit B). The Museum is a four-minute walk away.

Car: The nearest traffic drop-off is at the entrance of the museum. A public car-park is also available.

Bus: The following buses ply to the Museum. Alight at Bayfront or Marina Bay Station. The Museum is a four-minute walk away.
SBS 10, 16M, 65M, 70, 89M, 97, 100, 107, 130, 162, 196

Marina Bay Art & Design Guide

Take in the beauty and grandeur on Singapore’s finest on the Marina Bay Art & Design Guide, a 40-minute walking trail around the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade. Featuring art and design attractions that make up Singapore’s urban design scape, this guide covers nine noteworthy monuments and art pieces. Beginning at the Red Dot Design Museum, the guide goes through Pritzker Prize-winning architectural marvels, the Shoppes, the ArtScience Museum with its indoor waterfall, the Helix Bridge, Esplanade Theatres on The Bay, Merlion Park, Clifford Pier, and the Promontory. We recommend spending at least half a day to explore this trail. 

Red Dot Cafe Bar

Suave meets sumptuous at the Red Dot Café Bar, where award-winning design pieces set the ambience for a contemporary spread of Singaporean rice dumplings, Nonya Kueh (savoury puddings), and experimental cakes with herbs, spices, and tropical fruit. Take in the evening breeze at the outdoor lounge overlooking Marina Bay, or relax in the plush interiors of the café in the afternoon munching on strikingly coloured snacks like the Kueh Lapis (a nine-layered rice pudding), the Kueh Salat (a coconut custard rice cake), or the Bengkang Ubi (a tapioca cake). Sip on gourmet Asian coffee and savour traditional rice dumplings packed with shiitake mushrooms, pork, chestnut and winter melon at this cosy, upscale café that boasts of art and elegance.

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Red Dot Design Cafe Bar (Source)

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