A first-rate prize for first-rate design: the German Design Award.

How is design evolving – around the world? What are the groundbreaking trends, and who’s behind them? The German Design Award is one of the most widely recognised international design awards, honouring first-rate entries in the field of product and communications design.

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The next events

09.02.2019 24.02.2019 Exhibition Excellent Communications Design Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
11.04.2019 Call for entries German Design Awards 2020
03.07.2019 Grant programm Deadline
10.07.2019 Application deadline
01.08.2019 02.08.2019 Jury session in Frankfurt am Main
07.02.2020 Awards ceremony in the context of Ambiente fair
07.02.2020 11.02.2020 Exhibition Excellent Product Design Frankfurt Fair, Galleria Nord

Press releases

German Design Award

On 7 February the Forum at Messe Frankfurt played host to a top-class design event: the awards ceremony for the German Design Awards 2020. The event attracted roughly 1,600 international guests and offered attendees the opportunity to talk and exchange ideas. The highlights of the ceremony included honouring Jasper Morrison with the “Personality of the Year” award, and the presentation of the “Public Choice Award” to Thailand-based company Design Alternative. The winner of the Newcomer award,...

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German Design Award

The award-winning projects for the German Design Awards 2020 have now been selected, and will be published online starting today. At the same time the German Design Council, the organiser of this international competition, has announced that the winner of the "Personality of the Year" title is the British product designer Jasper Morrison. All winners will receive their prizes at the awards ceremony to be held on 7 February 2020 in Frankfurt am Main during Ambiente. The winners of the "German...

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German Design Award

The graphic designer and brand designer Peter Schmidt has been honoured as »Personality of the Year« in the German Design Awards 2019. The jury statement included the following comment: »Peter Schmidt is unrivalled in his holistic approach to brand design. Although not many consumers will know him by name, there is hardly anyone who won't be familiar with the countless logos, packaging and products he has worked on: from Apollinaris, Arzberg and 4711 to Laura Biagiotti, Jil Sander and Joop –...

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