Your membership

Enjoy numerous benefits as a member of the foundation German Design Council: You position yourself as a company with strong design expertise and draw attention to your brand and products. You obtain access to our global network – enabling a lively and successful exchange of views with renowned brand experts, creatives and brand managers. And both you and your PR work benefit from the German Design Council’s prestige, experience and marketing activities.

All our foundation members at a glance

Membership benefits at a glance
  • exclusive access to a network of owners, business executives and brand managers at renowned and highly successful companies
  • access to the most prestigious international creative, design and brand experts
  • invitations to exclusive events with high-profile guests from the fields of industry, politics, culture and the media (e.g. Design Gala in Berlin, GDC Summit, Walk The Talk ect.)
  • reduced entry fees for all German Design Council events
  • exclusive prices for all German Design Council publications
  • use of your company logo on the German Design Council website, including links
  • use of the German Design Council logo ('Member of')
  • free access to the bi-annual trend report of the online platform Stylus.com and 10% discount on Stylus membership (per year)
The GDC Summit

The annual GDC Summit is aimed at all decision-makers and brand managers, entrepreneurs, creatives and developers and invites them to join in the discussion.

Foundation members receive discounted participation.


to the 2023 Summit

Become a member

German Design Council foundation membership is open to companies of all sizes in all sectors.
The members’ assembly decides on the admittance of a new member in a written approval. Should the application be successful, a one-off admittance fee of EUR 1,500 plus the relevant annual membership fee are payable.

Membership fee

Companies with up to 50 employees - EUR 1,950 annual membership fee 
Companies with up to 500 employees - EUR 3,750 annual membership fee
Companies with up to 1,000 employees - EUR 4,000 annual membership fee
Companies with up to 10,000 employees - EUR 4,250 annual membership fee 
Companies with more than 10,000 employees - EUR 7,000 annual membership fee

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