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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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Automotive Brand Contest

First-class brand management, outstanding design and winners beaming with joy: The award ceremony for the three Mobility Awards, the Automotive Brand Contest, Motorcycle Brand Contest and Bicycle Brand Contest, was held yesterday, 12 September 2017 in Frankfurt on the occasion of the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). The Gesellschaftshaus Palmengarten provided the setting for the event to which anyone who was anyone in the automotive, motorcycle or bicycle world was invited.

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Automotive Brand Contest Bicycle Brand Contest Motorcycle Brand Contest

Speedy, sporty, luxurious and at times radically simple. The proud winners at the German Design Council’s three ‘Mobility Awards’ events are many things — and anything but boring.

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Iconic Awards: Innovative Interior

Companies in the furniture sector and their partners in industry, design and brand communication are invited to register for the competition ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior at www.innovative-interior.com.

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Rat für Formgebung

Cultural historian and museum director Martin Roth died Sunday, 6 August in Berlin.

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Iconic Awards

The architectural firm AL_A was awarded the title of 'Architects of the Year' at this year's Iconic Awards. The London-based office founded by the architect Amanda Levete in 2009 succeeded from the very beginning in impressing the experts with fascinating designs, including the modernisation of the Galeries Lafayette in Paris, the V&A Museum in London and the Central Embassy, a shopping mall in Bangkok. The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon, completed in 2016, likewise...

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