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.

ein&zwanzig – New design competition for young talents

With the ein&zwanzig competition, the German Design Council provides design students and graduates with a platform to present themselves effectively to the public.

Via the 'ein&zwanzig' competition, twenty-one up-and-coming designers will be given the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes during Tortona Design Week 2017 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan.

Curious? Here you will find more information.

German Brand Award 2017 – Apply now!

The application phase of the German Brand Award starts!

You can submit a brand for a nomination, or if you are nominated you can log in here.

Please note that the German Brand Award is only for companies which are located in Germany. The website is also only available in German.

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.

To the winner gallery

Welcome new foundation members!

We are happy to announce our new foundation members AXENT Switzerland AG, Burkhardt Leitner Modular Spaces GmbH und Spitzbart Treppen GmbH.
All foundation members

German Design Award 2017 – The Newcomer Finalists

Five young talents are in the final round of the Newcomer prize of the German Design Award 2017: Philippe Vossel, Peter Vosding, Benjamin Würkner, Dirk Biotto und Janine Dasbeck (f.l.t.r.)

The newcomer award is a unique distinction for designers, who have attracted attention with their extraordinary achievements and creative talent. The renown and international publicity associated with the competition are valuable for the honoured young designers. 

Here you will find their projects. 

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.

Our galleries

German Design 
Award 2017

Automotive Brand
Contest 2016


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.

 Find out more

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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