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 67 years and works to promote design as an essential factor for economic success. It plays a key role in shaping Germany’s design culture. Currently, around 320 companies belong to its foundation to which it offers a unique, cross-sectoral forum for knowledge transfer in the field of brand and design expertise. Among its members are the most iconic German brands from various industries.


German Design Awards, German Brand Awards, German Innovation Awards, ICONIC AWARDS, Automotive Brand Contest and more: the competitions organised by the German Design Council are held in high regard around the globe and far beyond the confines of the industry.



German Design Council
Messeturm Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60327 Frankfurt am Main


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