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The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for design. Created by the German Parliament and sponsored by German industry, it has been supporting companies on all matters relating to brand and design development for more than 65 years and works to promote German design as a national economic factor. It plays a key role in shaping Germany’s design culture and offers a unique forum for knowledge transfer in the field of brand and design expertise.

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Rat für Formgebung

With immediate effect, Alexandra Sender will take over the management of the communication and marketing team of the German Design Council. As Senior Editor Content & Media Strategy, she has already been responsible for planning and implementing communication and PR strategies for all of the organisation's projects since 2016. In addition, she has been building up recruiting for the areas of design, branding and innovation at the German Design Council since 2021. Sender succeeds Janine Wunder,…

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German Design Council

The German Design Graduates initiative and the German Design Council foundation are joining forces in their project work with immediate and future effect. By coming together, they aim to further enhance their support for product and industrial design graduates, work even more closely with state-approved German universities, art colleges and other higher-education institutions, and forge links with businesses to stimulate and ramp up the transfer between academia and industry.

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ein&zwanzig

The 21 winners of ein&zwanzig, the German Design Council’s international competition for new design talent, have been chosen. To mark the 60th Salone del Mobile taking place between 6 and 12 June 2022, this year’s awards ceremony will be held in Milan. With three months left to go until the highly regarded newcomer awards are presented, the judges have offered a first glimpse of this year’s product and project ideas. This year, the winning design students and graduates have come up with some…

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Rat für Formgebung

Russia's aggressive action in Ukraine has caused a humanitarian catastrophe and our sympathy goes out to the millions of people affected. The German Design Council condemns the Russian Federation’s attack against Ukraine and for this reason has suspended its business activities with Russian companies until further notice.

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The registration phase for the international ICONIC AWARDS 2022: Innovative Architecture starts today. The awards of the German Design Council honour the best achievements in architecture, pioneering interior and product design, outstanding communication concepts and particularly innovative materials.

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