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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 German Design Awards are celebrating their ten-year anniversary this year. The awards are going to mark this occasion by looking at the role of design and at the decade’s highlights.

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Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation

Today marks the start of the registration phase for the international ICONIC AWARDS 2021: Innovative Architecture. The awards recognise the best achievements in architecture, innovative interior and product design, as well as outstanding communication concepts and singularly innovative materials. The winners will be honoured at the awards ceremony on 11 October 2021 at the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, where they will have ample opportunity to network with other players on both the national...

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German Design Award

As part of the digital programme "All Eyes On", the German Design Award 2021 will present one of this year's five newcomer finalists and their work every day during the week from 1 to 5 March:

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Automotive Brand Contest

The ABC Awards 2021 are open for registration as of today. The jury is looking for pioneering transport solutions, from heavy industrial vehicles to hoverboards; outstanding innovation in technology and infrastructure and the highlights of online and offline brand communication. The registration deadline is 12 May 2021.

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German Design Award

The German Design Council has developed a rich digital programme called “All Eyes On” for the presentation of the German Design Awards 2021 winners and exciting topics related to design.

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