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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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