German Design Award: Benjamin Würkner is winner of the Newcomer Award 2017

• Prof. Dr. h. c. Hasso Plattner receives the Personality Award
• Awards ceremony on February 10th, 2017 at the Ambiente trade show in Frankfurt

Frankfurt, February 10th, 2017

A well-kept secret until the very end: it was announced only at the awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2017 that Benjamin Würkner was named Newcomer of the Year. In the selection process, Würkner prevailed over 120 young designers who were nominated for the prize. More than 1,400 guests attended the ceremonial presentation and celebrated this special honour, which is awarded annually, together with the young designer. 

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ISH 2017: Design Plus award for 25 exceptional products and solutions

In the spotlight: intelligent and individual bathroom solutions as well as high-tech and convenient products from the heating and air-conditioning technology sector

Frankfurt, January 27th, 2017

In the international Design Plus competition at ISH 2017, awards will once again be given to exhibitors whose products stand out because of their clever combination of technology and design. A panel of seven experts has judged 154 submissions according to criteria that include, among others, design quality, overall concept, innovative content, choice of materials, as well as technical and ecological aspects. 106 companies, including 42 from Germany and 64 from abroad, took part in the competition.

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Studio Besau-Marguerre creates the exhibition design for the international next-generation competition ein&zwanzig

Frankfurt, January 11th, 2017

The Hamburg-based design studio Besau Marguerre came up with the exhibition design for the presentation of the winners of the international next-generation competition 'ein&zwanzig* ('twenty-one'), which the German Design Council is hosting for the first time this year. Only three years ago, the designer duo Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau themselves were among the finalists for the 'Newcomer' prize of the German Design Awards in 2014. Today, their portfolio includes noteworthy projects such as the furnishing of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the city's renowned concert hall.

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