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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 over 60 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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Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture

Thanks to their outstanding work they have emerged victorious from among a strong field of international competitors – announcing the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Architecture. The honorary prize, ‘Architects’ Client of the Year’, goes to the world-famous luxury fashion brand, PRADA. For years PRADA has been promoting art and architecture and commissioning the design and construction of spectacular flagship stores.

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German Design Award

Once again, a search for excellence in design has begun for the German Design Award. The registration phase ends on 13 July. The German Design Award 2019 has entered the starting phase. The goal: to discover, present, and honour unique trends in design. The experts of the German Design Council are constantly nominating the best international products and projects for participation.

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ein&zwanzig

The 'ein&zwanzig' ('twenty-one') awards were presented this evening on the occasion of Milan Design Week 2018 in Zona Tortona. The 21 most innovative product and project ideas of t...

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ein&zwanzig

On the occasion of Salone del Mobile 2018 in Milan, the German Design Council is showcasing the 21 up and coming talents in the newcomer competition called 'ein&zwanzig' (German fo...

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Automotive Brand Contest

The automobile industry has no equal when it comes to inventing and promoting brands with consummate aplomb. The German Design Council’s Automotive Brand Contest aims to celebrate this achievement once again this year. Applications for this German Design Council international brand and design contest are being accepted until this coming 09 May and can be submitted to www.automotive-brand-contest.de.

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