The German Design Council is one of the world's leading centers of expertise on design. As a service provider for businesses, we offer a unique forum for trans-disciplinary knowledge transfer on brand and design.
We support corporations in their brand and design development efforts and communicate the added value of design, both in Germany and beyond its borders.

German Design Award 2017 - The winners

Congratulations to all winners of the German Design Award 2017!

This year the award Personality is going to Hasso Plattner.

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New website of the Deutsches Design Museum Foundation

The new website of the Deutsches Design Museum Foundation invites experts, teachers, students and the interested public to interdisciplinary discussions. It persues the goals of the foundation: Promoting, teaching, collecting, discussing.

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Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Shared Economy. All around the world, disruptive technologies are opening up apparently limitless dimensions. Companies who now want to set themselves up as future-proof require cutting-edge, agile methods and approaches which purposefully involve the people in the digital transformation and unleash their innovation potential. 

Together with the internationally leading software corporations SAP and Microsoft, the German Design Council is inviting guests to join the discussion on which roles humans and design will take in the digital transformation.

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Distinctive. Ingenious. The Major German Brands. 2016

The latest edition of Distinctive. Ingenious. The Major German Brands. 2016 has been published on 15 September. By now you can order it here.

Deutscher Marken- und Designkongress 2016

The next "Deutscher Marken- und Designkongress" will be looking at where change is now taking place. It will be held in German.
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Welcome new members!

The German Design Council is pleased to announce the following new members:
Aliseo GmbH, Candela Lichtplanung GmbH, FUMA Hauszubehör GmbH, Hülsta-Werke Hüls GmbH & Co. KG, NOMOS Glashütte/SA Roland Schwertner KG, Ophardt R+D GmbH + Co. KG Ophardt-Maritim, RUF-Bett International GmbH & Co. KG, Schüller Möbelwerk KG, serien Raumleuchten GmbH, Wanzl Metallwarenfabrik GmbH, Weidmüller Holding AG & Co. KG und WENKO-WENSELAAR GmbH & Co. KG.

All foundation members in an overview

Design Explorer - The App for excellent design

From bathroom fittings to websites and even cars - the Design Explorer mirrors current trends and developments in the world of product and communication design.
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