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.

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: BLANCO GmbH + Co. KG, Buschfeld Design GmbH, Dallmer GmbH + Co. KG, HAFI Beschläge GmbH, Hansa Armaturen GmbH, Hirschmann Laborgeräte GmbH & Co. KG, K. B. FORM GMBH, LEICHT Küchen AG, SieMatic Möbelwerke GmbH & Co. KG und TRELOCK GmbH.
Welcome! You can get an overview of all of the Foundation members at a glance right here.

Aus "Schüler entdecken Design" wird "Entdecke Design"

Eine starke Bewegung braucht ein starkes Leitmotiv: Unter dem Motto "Entdecke Design" lädt unsere bundesweite Bildungs- und Kulturinitiative Kinder und Jugendliche ein, in praxisorientierten Workshop-Programmen die Welt des Designs für sich zu entdecken und in eigenen Arbeiten umzusetzen. Stärker ansprechen und fördern wollen wir künftig auch junge Erwachsene und Pädagogen im Rahmen spezieller Fort- und Weiterbildungen.


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