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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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German Design Award

Suspense until the very end: it was announced only at the 2018 German Design Award ceremony that Philipp Weber was named Newcomer of the Year. Weber prevailed over a total of 132 nominees put forward by German design schools. More than 1,300 guests attended the ceremonial presentation and celebrated this special honour, which is awarded annually, together with the young designer.

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German Design Award

Jil Sander, one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, is set to receive the 2018 German Design Award’s Personality Prize. Sander will personally accept the award at a ceremony to be held on the opening day of the Ambiente trade fair.

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German Brand Award

Once again, the German Design Council and the German Brand Institute are honouring successful brands and brand communication, with the aim of promoting not only the winners but the entire branding industry as well.

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German Innovation Award

It’s the first prize to honour impact — the first to select winners based on added value and small details and to make way for completely new product solutions. The German Design Council’s German Innovation Award is an exclusive forum for one of the most important drivers in business success and serves as a valuable instrument for companies to communicate their capacity for innovation to the industry, to experts and to the media. The criteria for winning are just as demanding as they are simple:...

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Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior

The jury of ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior has spoken: 30 projects have been named ‘Best of Best’ among a strong field of over 500 entries.

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