The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award. Commissioned by the highest authority to represent new developments in the German design industry. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design. As a result, the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. The exclusive network of foundation members includes in addition to designers and design associations, in particular the owners and brand directors of numerous renowned companies.
Desirable! What the award has to offer
Utilize the potential of your award! Depending on the distinction, you may use the Gold, Winner or Special Mention label to an unlimited extent for your communication purposes and promoting the submitted entry.
The Award Ceremony
With more than 1,200 participants from the fields of politics, industry, design and press, the award ceremony is one of the most significant design events of the year and is an ideal opportunity to establish important contacts and cultivate networks. In order to specifically promote this exchange, all award recipients will have exclusive access to our lounge reserved for foundation members and winners.
Accompanying the award ceremony, all winners of the German Design Award will be presented to the public in an exhibition. All winners in the category Excellent Product Design will be featured within the scope of the fair Ambiente. The winners in the category Excellent Communications Design will be presented in an exhibition seperatly.
All participants may present their entry with a brief dual-language text and photo, as well as contact details in an online gallery, to further strengthen the nominated entry.
Your award presented on another stage: With the app design oriented users explore new trends and inspiring products and projects from the world of design.
The catalogue accompanying the German Design Awardy will be released at the time of the award ceremony and guarantees you a place among design avantgardes. It is an indispensable reference guide for current design developments.
We make your success tangible. As a winner you receive access to exclusive marketing articles, which you can order from our Marketing Services.
Impressions of the jury session 2017
Impressionen of the award ceremony 2017
The award ceremony of the German Design Award
The award ceremony of the German Design Award 2017 took place at 10 February at the international consumer fair Ambiente in Frankfurt am Main.