Benefit from the alliance of the best.

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.

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
  • 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')


Further details on membership can be found in our brochure
All foundation members at a glance
The German Design Council presiding committee

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

To the admitting formular