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.

Next-generation competition ein&zwanzig: Here are the 21 winners

The winners of 'ein&zwanzig', the international competition for the next generation, have been selected! A total of 574 works from 36 countries were submitted in the first round of the competition.
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New foundation members!

Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, KISKA GmbH und Schulte Elektrotechnik GmbH & Co. KG are part of our foundation members. Welcome!
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German Design Award 2017 - Benjamin Würkner is Newcomer

On 10 February 2017 the award ceremony of the German Design Award took place. A highlight was the annoucement of the winner of the Newcomer award 2017.

In the selection process, Benjamin Würkner prevailed over 120 young designers who were nominated for the prize.


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ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation. The winners.

The winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation have been announced. 30 products has been awarded with the top prize 'Best of the Best', while 49 products were declared 'Winners' and a total of 99 products made it into the international 'Selection'.
Find all winners here.

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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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