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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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ein&zwanzig

A unique opportunity for talented young designers: with its young talent competition “ein&zwanzig”, the German Design Council helps design students and graduates from around the world to network and boost their visibility. Anyone who would like to enter the competition can now apply at www.ein-und-zwanzig.de by submitting examples of their interior and lifestyle work. The 21 winners will be presented at an exclusive exhibition during the Salone del Mobile 2022 in Milan.

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German Design Award

The German Design Awards have been presented by the German Design Council for the tenth time. The internationally renowned prizes are awarded to companies whose pioneering products and projects stand out in the categories of “Excellent Product Design”, “Excellent Communications Design” and “Excellent Architecture”. In addition to the “Winner” and “Special Mention” awards, the jury gave out a total of 81 “Gold” awards – the highest distinction of the German Design Awards.

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Design Plus powered by Light+Building

Design Plus powered by Light + Building is the international competition for all exhibitors at Light + Building, run by the German Design Council on behalf of Messe Frankfurt. The awards are given to products in the lighting and building technology sector that artfully combine pioneering design with innovative technology. The winners will be presented with their awards at a special show during the fair from 13 to 18 March 2022.

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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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