The award for excellent design

The German Design Awards set international standards for innovative design developments and competitiveness on the global market.


Today more than ever, outstanding design means providing answers to current demands, focusing on society and the impact of products and services on it – through multi-perspective approaches, sustainable and circular design processes or resource- and environmentally-friendly production.


The top-class international jury will distinguish these outstanding design achievements – and the German Design Awards make design trends visible across all industry sectors in a glamourous setting.


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The Winner 2024

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Impressions of the award show | Photo credits: Christof Jakob (Event), Manuel Debus (Stage)

The Awards Show


Every year, the award-winning products, concepts and implementations of the German Design Awards are presented to the public in a special exhibition at the Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main.


All submissions can be viewed in a digital presentation, and the gold awards in the three subject areas "Excellent Product Design", "Excellent Communications Design" and "Excellent Architecture" can be physically experienced on site. The winners of the "Newcomer Awards" will also be presented on this occasion.


The supporting programme of the exhibition will include exciting panel discussions and guided tours that will promote exchange and discourse on current design topics.


Winner - Newcomer 2024: Nicolas König | Photocredit: grandvisions

Nicolas König

Newcomer 2024

“In his unique projects, Nicolas König combines architecture with research and science to create an interdisciplinary overall experience. His own, unmistakable understanding of architecture demonstrates a high conceptual strength, which is evident in the development of fictional scenarios that explore the question of the future of our planet. His virtuoso use of prototypes and models, digital simulations, photographs and first-class drawings is remarkable. König succeeds in depicting the opportunities and potential for change in our society in a unique way and in touching the people who view his designs emotionally," said the jury.


The Newcomer Award is an endowed distinction of the German Design Council Foundation, which is awarded to young designers every year. For the finalists, the award opens up a great opportunity for their further career. At the German Design Awards show and at follow-up events, the German Design Council offers them a platform to present their concepts and ideas for a sustainable, economically, ecologically and socially oriented future. In addition, they are given the opportunity to forge contacts with leading personalities in the design-oriented industry and to benefit from the member network of the German Design Council. Participation is exclusively on nominations by universities and their representatives. Read more ...


Jury session on 28 and 29 September 2023 | Photo credits: Christof Jakob

An independent international jury of experts decides on the winners of the German Design Awards. It is made up of representatives from industry, universities and design.


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