The German Design Award represents the international premium award by the German Design Council. Its purpose: to detect, present and distinguish unique design trends. Every year, such applications from the realm of production and communication design are honoured which in their way are all pathbreaking in the international design scene. The German Design Award, having been initiated in 2012, counts among the most renowned design competitions worldwide and enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond circles of experts.
Since its premiere in 2012 the German Design Award has grown considerably: Back then, approximately 1,500 applications were submitted to the jury – this year, they amounted to more than 4,000, 49 % in the realm of excellent product design, 38 % in the realm of excellent communications design. 758 applications were submitted by countries abroad. The German Design Award jury 2017 comprehends design experts from economy, tuition and science as well as from the design industry. All jurors are renowned experts of their individual subjects.
The German Design Award is granted by the Design Council, the German instance for brands and design. Its mission: to represent the German design life in the first place. Having been initiated by the German parliament and launched 1953 as a foundation, it supports economy in achieving a continuous brand value by design. This makes the Design Council a worldwide leading centre of competence for communication and brand management in the realm of design. Trade associations and institutions as well as owners and brand managers of many well-known companies count among the exclusive network of the foundation’s members.
The celebration of the award ceremony will be held next year on the occasion of the trade fair Ambiente in Frankfurt/Main.
TOP 25 German luxury companies
German luxury companies are booming – and the beds by Schramm Werkstätten join in at the top. While climbing ever higher: Schramm counted among the top 25 of 250 luxury companies rated and presented in early June by the consulting agency Ernst & Young in association with the Inlux Institute. Schramm ranks sensational 11th among highly prestigious brands such as Porsche and Robbe & Berking. This position signifies another upgrade by six ranks compared to the previous year (in 2015, Schramm ranked 17th). The companies Montblanc, Leica, A. Lange & Söhne and Glashütte Original meanwhile are on top of the bill.
HANDMADE IN GERMANY - Exhibition Direktorenhaus Berlin
Distinguished setting for exquisite design: SCHRAMM counts among the selected circle of innovative manufactories, artists and designers presenting their products at Direktorenhaus in 2012. Exhibits range from handmade bedding systems from Rhineland-Palatinate to chinaware, writing utensils, musical instruments and carpets.