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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 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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Automotive Brand Contest

With the Automotive Brand Contest 2020, the German Design Council has honoured outstanding design and communication work in the international automotive sector for the tenth time now. The jury presented awards in twelve different categories and four special categories. The “Brand Manager of the Year” honour was presented to Michael Stoschek, Chairman of the Brose Group.

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Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation

Companies in the furniture industry and their partners in interior design are invited to register for the ICONIC AWARDS 2021: Innovative Interior at www.innovative-interior.com as of now.

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Iconic Awards: Interior Innovation

The ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Architecture, organised by the German Design Council, honour the best architecture and design solutions internationally. This year’s winners have now been announced and can set themselves clearly apart from their competitors thanks to their title. The special awards, which each come with EUR 10,000 in prize money, were presented to Kengo Kuma and Associates (“Architects of the Year”) and Alberto Caiola Studio (“Interior Designers of the Year”). The “Architects’...

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