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ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation. Das Trendbarometer der Einrichtungsindustrie.

Frankfurt am Main, 05. Dezember 2016
 
Die Gewinner des Wettbewerbs ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Interior Innovation stehen fest. So viele internationale Designer und Hersteller wie nie zuvor bewarben sich um die begehrte Auszeichnung des Rat für Formgebung.

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Talented designers wanted in Milan! With the international competition 'ein&zwanzig', the German Design Council is promoting the designers of tomorrow

Frankfurt, 21 November 2016
 
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. In addition to the chance to take part in the world's most important design event, the German Design Council will enable the winners to establish contacts within its unique network that will open up long-term perspectives for them. 

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Preisträger des zweiten Hessischen Staatspreises für Universelles Design wurden am 1. November 2016 in Frankfurt anlässlich der ZEIT-Konferenz Logistik & Mobilität geehrt

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Frankfurt am Main, 2. November 2016

Die Gewinner des Hessischen Staatspreises für Universelles Design 2016 stehen fest. In Anwesenheit von Staatsminister Stefan Grüttner vom Hessischen Ministerium für Soziales und Integration sowie von Staatssekretärin Dr. Bernadette Weyland vom Hessischen Ministerium der Finanzen wurden gestern Abend im feierlichen Rahmen die Preise und Ehrungen überreicht. Smart & Mobil – das war das Motto des diesjährigen Preises, zu dem Unternehmen sowie Studierende und Absolventen hessischer Hochschulen aufgerufen waren.

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2017 German Design Award — Hasso Plattner receives the Personality distincton

Frankfurt, 24 October 2016

SAP founder Hasso Plattner has been selected for the 2017 German Design Award's Personality Prize for his achievements in disseminating and advancing the methodology of design thinking. The jury statement included the following comment: 'His prodigious commitment to design thinking, an approach modelled on the design process itself, has been instrumental in the ongoing development and teaching of this methodology in university programmes and workshops around the world.'

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Deutscher Marken- und Designkongress. Dorthin schauen, wo Veränderung stattfindet: „Brand New Germany – Märkte aufmischen“ am 11. November in Stuttgart

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Frankfurt am Main, 05. Oktober 2016

Wieviel Persönlichkeit investierte die Gründerin Milena Glimbovski in die Marke „Original Unverpackt“? Wie meisterte Dr. Andreas Kaufmann als Innovator und Investor die Transformation der Traditionsmarke Leica Camera in die digitale Ära? Sind die Brands von digitalen Services wie Foodora, Uber oder Momox schon morgen größer als die traditionellen Produktmarken? Wie gelang Mimi Sewalski mit ihrer Plattform „Avocado Store“ der Senkrechtstart in satten Märkten? Solchen Fragen stellen sich die Menschen und Macher hinter den Marken auf dem Deutschen Marken- und Designkongress 2016. Der Kongress wird vom Rat für Formgebung veranstaltet und findet am 11. November in Stuttgart statt – an einem Ort, der Marke, Design und Innovation zu einer architektonischen Erfahrung verbindet: dem avantgardistischen Porsche Museum.

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Automotive Brand Contest 2016 — Ola Källenius, Mercedes-Benz, is Brand Manager of the Year

Frankfurt am Main, 4 October 2016

Outstanding automotive design and first-class brand management are the primary criteria of the Automotive Brand Contest. Behind each big brand are highly committed people responsible for the brand's success. The German Design Council has awarded Ola Källenius — member of the divisional board at Mercedes-Benz Cars Marketing & Sales, Daimler AG — the title of Brand Manager of the Year.

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Newcomer Award of the German Design Awards 2017: The five finalists have been chosen

Frankfurt, 10 October 2016

The finalists for the Newcomer Award of the German Design Awards 2017 have been selected: With their promising portfolios, the industrial designers Dirk Biotto, Janine Dasbeck, Peter Otto Vosding, Philippe Vossel and Benjamin Würkner have prevailed over 119 other nominees. They can be proud of their creative talent and extraordinary achievements, which the German Design Council wishes to honour and support with this prize for young designers.

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Design at Business Konferenz 2016 „HOW TO HUMANIZE THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?“

Frankfurt am Main, 30 September 2016

Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Shared Economy. All around the world, disruptive technologies are opening up apparently limitless dimensions. But where does this leave the human being in this revolution? This is the central question of the Design at Business Conference “HOW TO HUMANIZE THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION?” on 1 and 2 November 2016 in Berlin.

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The German Design Council has published the fourth volume in the series "The Major German Brands"

Frankfurt am Main, 23 September 2016

The German Design Council presented the current volume of its series "The Major German Brands" at an exclusive gala at Soho House in Berlin. With guest of honour Professor Monika Grütters, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and numerous guests from the industrial, political and cultural sectors in attendance, Andrej Kupetz, the managing director of the German Design Council, presented this year's volume, entitled, 'Distinctive. Ingenious. The Major German Brands.'

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Utopia means elsewhere – Konstantin Grcic curates the German exhibition for the first London Design Biennale

Frankfurt am Main, 24 August 2016

The first London Design Biennale will be held at Somerset House in London from 7-27 September 2016. The German Design Council together with the Foundation Deutsches Design Museum are organising the German pavilion on the initiative and with the full support of the Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Konstantin Grcic, currently one of the most influential designers worldwide, is the curator of the project.

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ICONIC AWARDS 2016: Architectural Firm David Adjaye Associates Named "Architects of the Year"

Frankfurt am Main, 10 August 2016

The architectural firm David Adjaye Associates was awarded the title of "Architects of the Year" at this year's ICONIC AWARDS. The London-based studio is responsible for the designs of such impressive projects as the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC and the MEMO Project in Portland in the United Kingdom.

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ICONIC AWARDS 2017: Sign up now for the Interior Innovation competition!

Frankfurt am Main, 1 August 2016

Registration for the ICONIC AWARDS: Interior Innovation is now available at www.iconic-interior-innovation.de for furniture industry companies and their partners in interior design and decoration.

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2016 Bicycle Brand Contest – Brand Design in Focus!

Frankfurt am Main, 26 July 2016

The bicycle industry has long defined itself through its brands and design, providing consumers with comprehensive brand experiences along all customer touchpoints. The German Design Council has now granted the industry and its outstanding achievements a competition of its very own: the Bicycle Brand Contest honours excellent product and communication design and acknowledges the industry's achievements in brand communication.

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Motorcycle Brand Contest 2016 – BMW, Draggin Jeans Australia and Kiska take the top prizes.

Frankfurt am Main, 11 July 2016

With the Motorcycle Brand Contest, the German Design Council honours outstanding performance in product and communications design in the international motorcycle and motorcycle equipment industries.

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Automotive Brand Contest 2016 – Bentley, BMW and Daimler are the best.

Frankfurt am Main, 11 July 2016

With the Automotive Brand Contest, the German Design Council annually honours outstanding performance in product and communications design in the international automobile and motor vehicle industries. This year, the continuously growing “Motorcycles and Motorcycle Equipment” segment is being acknowledged with its own contest, known as the Motorcycle Brand Contest.

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German Brand Award: Vorwerk, Telekom, KALDEWEI, RTL II, edding und Durable sind die großen Gewinner

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Frankfurt am Main, 16 June 2016

Zum ersten Mal wurden gestern Abend im DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum in Berlin die Preisträger des German Brand Award gefeiert. Mehr als 200 geladene Gäste aus Wirtschaft, Politik und Medien verfolgten die Auszeichnung.

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2016 ICONIC AWARDS – International architecture and design competition of the German Design Council

Frankfurt am Main, 14 April 2016

The German Design Council's ICONIC AWARDS celebrate the successful interplay between architecture and design from a holistic perspective. Architects, designers, the building trade and industry are invited once again in 2016 to submit their entries for the competition – the registration deadline this year is on 20 May.

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Bicycle Brand Contest 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 18 March 2016


This year the German Design Council is sponsoring the first Bicycle Brand Contest for the bicycle industry. With it, the institution responds to the demand for an industry contest for consistent brand design and successful brand communication.


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Motorcycle Brand Contest 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 18 March 2016

This year the German Design Council is organising the first Motorcycle Brand Contest for the motorcycle industry. With it, the institution responds to the demand for an industry contest for consistent brand design and successful brand communication.


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Concentrated branding power – Automotive Brand Contest 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 17 March 2016

What counts is pure emotion: No other industry presents brands so cleverly and elaborately as the automotive industry. The German Design Council will once again be paying tribute to this particular achievement in 2016 with its Automotive Brand Contest.

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Die ganze Welt des German Design Award in einer App

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Frankfurt am Main, 8. März 2016

Der Rat für Formgebung launcht eine neue App zum German Design Award 2016 - den Design Explorer.
Der Design Explorer bietet Designinteressierten detaillierte Einblicke in die Produkte und Projekte der Gold-Gewinner, Winner und Special Mention des German Design Award 2016. Von Badezimmer-Armaturen über Webseiten bis hin zum Auto - die App spiegelt die aktuellen Trends und Entwicklungen im Produkt- und Kommunikationsdesign wider.

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Award Ceremony German Design Award 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 12. Februar 2016

It’s official: Eva Müller has been named Newcomer 2016. The targeted support of talented young designers is an important concern for the German Design Council; each year, the Newcomer Award is given to the most promising new talent in the context of the German Design Award. This unique prize for young designers promises a strong push for the start of their careers. In addition to the reputation associated with the much-noticed award, this year’s winner, Eva Müller, also receives a prize of EUR 15,000 and support, e.g. in making new contacts and generating media attention.

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ICONIC AWARDS 2016: Interior Innovation. Prize-giving Award ceremony and exhibition during imm Cologne 2016. Interior design trends 2016

Frankfurt am Main, 18 January 2016

Exceptional design and current trends: On 17 January, the German Design Council recognised the products awarded "Best of Best" at the ICONIC AWARDS 2016: Interior Innovation. The award ceremony took place jointly with the A&W Designer of the year tribute from Architektur & Wohnen magazine. In parallel with imm cologne, an exhibition presents the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2016: Interior Innovation from 18 to 24 January 2016 in the Kölnischer Kunstverein. 

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