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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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ein&zwanzig

The international young designers competition ‘ein&zwanzig’ is entering its latest edition. The event is open to design students and graduates who are producing innovative, pioneering work in the areas of furniture, home accessories, lighting, floor coverings, wall coverings, textiles and lifestyle.

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German Design Award

Jil Sander, one of the most influential fashion designers of our time, is slated to receive the 2018 German Design Award’s ‘Personality’ prize. The jury’s statement: ‘Jil Sander is one of the few designers who have managed to always stay ahead of the times. In her work, art and design are inseparable. Her approach to design is radical and resolute; her collections are minimalist, clean and timelessly modern — set apart from all trends. It is perhaps for this reason that she has become an icon...

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German Design Award

The finalists for the Newcomer Award of the German Design Award 2018 have been selected: Out of a total of 132 nominated German design schools, those in the running for the €15,000 prize include the designer duo Andreas Goebel and Mandolin Maidt, Laura Görs, Fynn Scheewe, Julian Sommer and Philipp Weber.

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Rat für Formgebung

The German Design Council presented the fifth volume in its series "The Major German Brands" at an exclusive gala at Soho House in Berlin. With numerous guests from the industrial, political and cultural sectors in attendance, Andrej Kupetz, the Executive Director of the German Design Council, presented this year's volume, entitled, 'Socially Responsible. Future-Oriented. The Major German Brands.'

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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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