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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.


More information about the Newcomer 2017 Benjamin Würkner

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 Design Award 2017 - The exhibitions

On February 10th, 2017 the award ceremony of the German Design Award takes place with it the exhibtions are going to start.

The winners of the category Excellent Product Design, the Newcomer Finalists and the Personality award will present at the Galleria Nord at fair Ambiente in Frankfurt.
From 10 till 14 Feburary 2017

The winners of the category Excellent Communications Design, the Newcomer Finalists and the Personality award will present at Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt.
From 10 till 26 Feburary 2017

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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