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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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Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation

New demands in the home, Ecology 2.0 and the transformation of our working and living spaces: the winners of the ICONIC AWARDS 2021: Innovative Interior have been chosen and reveal new trends with a wide variety of ideas.

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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 Brand Award

Registration for the German Brand Awards 2021 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

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 13 October 2020

Starting today, companies can register for the German Innovation Awards 2021, the competition of the German Design Council, which recognises innovations with an effect, no matter if it's a detailed solution, a process or a product. 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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German Design Award

The jury of the German Design Awards 2021 has chosen the finalists for the »Newcomer« category. Initially, 312 up-and-coming designers from German design colleges were nominated for the award. Of these, the following five have the chance to win the commendation, which is worth EUR 15,000: Verena Zirngibl, Lukas Schmidt, Julian Peschel, David Wojcik and Max Witzstrock. The finalists were presented at an exclusive gala held at Soho House Berlin on 24 September. The event offered attendees an...

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