As Germany’s leading authority on design and brands, the German Design Council works to promote society’s awareness of design and supports companies on all matters relating to brand and design development. We provide a forum for interdisciplinary knowledge transfer and give our members a competitive edge: independently, internationally and competently.

[Translate to Englisch:] 70 Jahre Jubiläum - Rat für Formgebung

70 years of the German Design Council!

2023 is the anniversary year

»70 Years of the German Design Council – 70 Years of Design Culture«

On the occasion of its 70th anniversary, the German Design Council invites you on Thursday, 22 June 2023, to the internationally attended event "Creating Community. Third German Design Debate" in Frankfurt's Paulskirche.

The event will honour collaborations and interdisciplinary networking, which are playing an increasingly important role in design processes. Speakers from design, business, science, politics and culture are expected.

Be a part of it too!

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Walk The Talk

New dates

We have new dates for you with exciting topics - take a look, remember and register now!

Our popular format Walk The Talk is an exclusive online event for our foundation members. In this format, we facilitate a short and content-rich exchange on the topics of brand, digitalisation, design and innovation. Guests from well-known names in industry and business give a keynote speech and then answer the participants' questions.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Rat für Formgebung GDA2024

German Design Awards 2024

The GDA goes into the next round

Our German Design Award enters the next round and opens its registration and submission portal.

The German Design Award is one of the most recognised international design awards and honours high-calibre submissions in product and communication design.

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[Translate to Englisch:] ndion podcast

Episode 30 - Added value of 3D

The new ndion Podcast

The - Podcast #30 with the topic "Added value of 3D" is now online.*
In conversation with Sven Köppel and Lukas Linden from wirDesign.

Listen in now!

*This article is only available in German.

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ndion - the content platform of the German Design Council - provides a wide range of content from the field of design, brand and innovation. A wide range of articles, interviews, podcasts and videos provide information on all topics of relevance to design and brand management.


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