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German Design Awards 2021: the winners and Personality of the Year have been decided

The winning projects for the German Design Awards 2021 have been decided and are being presented online as of now. The German Design Council – the organiser of the international award – has also announced the recipient of the “Personality of the Year” distinction: Italian architect and museum curator Paola Antonelli. All prizewinners will be presented and honoured at an awards exhibition at Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt am Main in February 2021. Additionally, the winners of the “German…


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German Design Award Newcomer 2021: the five finalists have been shortlisted

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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The awards ceremony for the German Design Awards 2020 – honouring this year’s winners and awarding the Newcomer prize

On 7 February the Forum at Messe Frankfurt played host to a top-class design event: the awards ceremony for the German Design Awards 2020. The event attracted roughly 1,600 international guests and offered attendees the opportunity to talk and exchange ideas. The highlights of the ceremony included honouring Jasper Morrison with the “Personality of the Year” award, and the presentation of the “Public Choice Award” to Thailand-based company Design Alternative. The winner of the Newcomer award,…