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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 jury of the German Design Awards 2022 has chosen the finalists for the »Newcomer« category. Out of 238 nominated young designers from German design colleges, Anne Bansen, Maria Buerger, Kalina Todorova Kondeva, Justine Masché and Felix Thode impressed the jury with their excellent portfolios. The awards emphatically demonstrate the importance of innovative, young design for the competitiveness and future viability of medium-sized companies and the German economy.

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German Innovation Award

Frankfurt am Main, 11 October 2021

Starting today, companies can register for the German Innovation Awards 2022. Hosted by the German Design Council, the awards honour innovative products, detailed solutions and process flows internationally and across industries. They make great achievements visible to a broad audience and ensure a profitable networking of expertise as well as a successful positioning on the market.

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Rat für Formgebung

The foundation members’ assembly of the German Design Council has elected a new presiding committee. At the annual meeting in Berlin, the founders voted on the 12-member governing body for the next four years. Prof. Mike Richter was elected as the new president. He thus replaces Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Peter Pfeiffer, who had held the office since 2007.

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ein&zwanzig

The “ein&zwanzig” awards honour the excellent designs by international young designers every year. he German Design Council’s renowned awards for up-and-comers showcase the 21 best products designed by young talent. Today on 6 September, the high-calibre jury announced the winner of the coveted “Best of Best” special award: it goes to Ivo Erichsen and Tobias Bihlmeyer for their Super Vacuum Cleaner design.

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Iconic Awards: Innovative Architecture

The ICONIC AWARDS 2021: 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 Dorte Mandrup (“Architects of the Year”) and X+Living (“Interior Designers of the Year”). The “Architects’ Client of the Year”...

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