Press & Media

About us

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 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.

Press releases

German Design Award

With over 1,600 international visitors, the awards ceremony for the 2019 German Design Awards was a design event of the highest calibre. The “Newcomer 2019” award went to Luzia Hein, who was delighted to receive 15,000 EUR in prize money. In another highlight of the ceremony, Peter Schmidt was acclaimed as “Personality of the Year”.

Read more >
ein&zwanzig

This year's exhibition for ein&zwanzig, the award for emerging talents, will be designed by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, founders of Studiopepe.

Read more >
Automotive Brand Contest

Starting today, the Automotive Brand Contest 2019 and the Bicycle Brand Contest 2019 are accepting registrations! We are looking for the best product designs, the most innovative technological developments and the most effective communication designs of the international automobile, motorcycle and bicycle industries. The deadline for registration is 10 May 2019.

Read more >
Bicycle Brand Contest

Starting today, the Automotive Brand Contest 2019 and the Bicycle Brand Contest 2019 are accepting registrations! We are looking for the best product designs, the most innovative technological developments and the most effective communication designs of the international automobile, motorcycle and bicycle industries. The deadline for registration is 10 May 2019.

Read more >

From 14 to 20 January, we are presenting a diverse programme at the Kölnischer Kunstverein with exhibitions, guided tours and workshops that invite visitors to discover new design trends, exciting newcomers and the joy of actively engaging in design.

Read more >