We add value to brands by design.




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.

Created by the German Parliament, sponsored by German industry: for many years, the German Design Council has been working to promote design as an economic factor. The trinity of design, brand and innovation is our focus. For us, this has long been a guarantee for sustainable business success. With our consulting, our awards and our know-how, we support the economic relevance of design, brand and innovation. 

The wide-ranging commitment of the German Design Council includes the promotion of young talent, a comprehensive consultancy service for companies and the transfer of knowledge through seminars, lectures and the foundation's own library.

Whether competition dates, conferences, congresses or seminars on current topics around design, brand and innovation: we offer you valuable impulses, an enriching exchange of knowledge and inform you about our current events. At our networking events, award ceremonies, working groups and congresses, you can build up valuable contacts.

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.

In our press section you will find even more current information, press material & photos.

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