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Automotive Brand Contest 2015: Jury session

On 20 May, 2015 the jury session took place at Messe Frankfurt. The jury is composed of representatives from the media, design, brand communication together with universities and academies.

F.l.t.r.: Hans Meier-Kortwig, Richard Gaul, Jürgen Lewandowski, Prof. Andrea Lipp, Andrej Kupetz.

German Design Award 2016

The German Design Award is the international premium prize of the German Design Council. The unique nomination process ensures that only those products and communication design achievements are invited to participate which stand out with proven design quality.
The label of the German Design Award illustrates its cross-media competence. In its 2016 release, the German Design Award is gleaming in its new splendour. The logo and label obtain a new clarity and conciseness and help the winners of the competition to gain even greater awareness in the media, among customers and end users. 
This year, the competition is more international than ever. Design experts from Germany, Austria, the UK, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Indonesia, Switzerland and the USA form the panel that will be meeting on 30 and 31 July 2015 for this one-of-a-kind design summit.
The Competition

Neue Reihe: E=ID2

E = ID2. Erfolg durch Innovation und Design in Hessen. lädt Sie ein, sich direkt vor Ort in Best Practice-Unternehmen über die designorientierte Wirtschaft Hessens zu informieren.

New foundation members

The Stiftung Rat für Formgebung is delighted to announce the addition of new members! The Founder’s Meeting has approved the addition of the following companies: Küppersbusch Hausgeräte GmbHGlen Dimplex GmbHloved GmbH und wirDesign communications AG. Welcome! You can get an overview of all of the Foundation members at a glance right here.


Deutsches Design Museum - Students discover Design: cultural initiative "eXperimente"

In 2015, the Aventis Foundation is sponsoring the Deutsches Design Museum workshops and six further cultural institutions with 240.000 Euros. mehr

An ongoing success story. The major German brands

The German version of the book project An ongoing success story. The major German brands is already sold out, but you can still order the English version.
Get your copy!