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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 more than 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.

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German Design Award

The award-winning projects for the German Design Awards 2020 have now been selected, and will be published online starting today. At the same time the German Design Council, the organiser of this international competition, has announced that the winner of the "Personality of the Year" title is the British product designer Jasper Morrison. All winners will receive their prizes at the awards ceremony to be held on 7 February 2020 in Frankfurt am Main during Ambiente. The winners of the "German...

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German Brand Award

Registration for the German Brand Awards 2020 is now open to companies, agencies and marketers from all around the world. Presented by the German Design Council and the German Brand Institute, the competition pays tribute to the most innovative brands and the best strategies for brand consistency and long-term brand communication.

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ein&zwanzig

With its ein&zwanzig competition for emerging designers, the German Design Council is supporting design students and graduates from around the world by providing them with greater...

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German Innovation Award

No matter if it's an optimised detailed solution, an improved process flow or a new product - from now on companies and developers can register for the German Innovation Awards 2020. The German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung) awards international and cross-sector prizes to solutions that stand out from previous work due to their user centricity and added value.

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