Category: Awards


In context of Designblok Prague 2017 the winners of the fourth edition of the pan-European design graduate competition Diploma Selection were unveiled at a ceremony in the city’s Palace of Industry.

Diploma Selection 2017 winners, nominated, jury, Uncle Tom Cobley and all at Designblok Prague 2017

Algorithms as dance, a tactile architecture guide and a future-proof flat sharing platform.

On Thursday October 26th the winners of the 2017 Kölner Design Preis were unveiled at a ceremony in the city’s Museum für Angewandte Kunst, MAKK; and where until Sunday November 19th the three winning, and all nominated, projects, can be viewed in a specially conceived Kölner Design Preis 2017 exhibition.

Kölner Design Preis 2017 exhibition at Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, MAKK

’tis a curious thing time. It has accompanied our universe since the instant of its creation, has allowed for the development of our civil and social society, is the bedrock of our economic, industrial and commercial systems, guides us through every day, week, month, year, life.

Yet it is questionable if it actually exists.

And if it does exist. In what form? How can we visualise and document it? Does it have an inherent value?

Clues towards some possible answers are provided by the Designpreis Halle 2017 exhibition.

Designpreis Halle 2017. White

The Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner is one of the more interesting international design prizes. Not only because it is biennial and thus steadfastly refuses to play with the “every year new” ethos of the contemporary design industry, nor only because it is exclusively for young designers, but also because in addition to the “usual” categories it also recognises Design Research and Applied Crafts. And thus promotes a pleasingly healthy and positive understanding of the term “Design”

The winners of the 2016 Bayerischer Staatspreis were announced on Monday March 6th at an awards ceremony in Munich.

Merhaba by Susanne Honsa – Winner Applied Crafts, as seen at Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2016 exhibition, Munich

International Marianne Brandt Contest 2016 Exhibition, Chemnitz Museum of Industry

The winners and nominated projects from the 2016 International Marianne Brandt Contest can be viewed in an exhibition in Chemnitz.

IMM Cologne 2016. Pure Talents Contest

For reasons known only to the IMM 2016 organisers the numerous segments composing the “Talents” section – that section of

Fionda table for Mattiazzi, Ormiale Bordeaux & Bac Armchair for Cappellini, as seen at the exhibition A&W Designer of the Year 2016 - Jasper Morrison, Passagen Cologne

2016 sees the 20th anniversary of German architecture and design magazine A&W’s “Designer of the Year Award.” Following on from

Lenoska by Andrea Kroupová Staged Design Award 2016 Dresden

Since 2014 the Room + Style “lifestyle” fair in Dresden has been extended, if not enhanced, through the presentation of

Since 2000 the International Marianne Brandt Contest has been searching for the Poetry of the Functional in art and design.

Enamel Experiment by AnHsu, as seen at the Kölner DESIGN Preis 2015 exhibition

On Thursday October 29th the winners of the Kölner DESIGN Preis 2015 were announced in a ceremony at the Museum

Water Carafes by Maud van Deursen Garden Unique Youngstars Cologne 2015

As we noted in our post on the 2015 Garden Unique Youngstars competition winner “snak” by Gunnar Søren Petersen, the

Garden Unique Youngstars Cologne 2015 Winner snak by Gunnar Søren Petersen

It is a fact, if not a universally known fact, that the New York Museum of Modern Art’s 1940 “Organic

Der Utopist eine architektonische Graphic Carolin Lahode

On the evening of Wednesday June 24th the winners of the 2015 aed neuland young designer competition were announced in

Marcel Kabisch Sessel Diplomarbeit Kabisch 2002_2

As we’ve often noted in these pages the eastern German town of Chemnitz markets itself as the “City of Modernism”,

Bayerischer Staatspreis für Nachwuchsdesigner 2014 Winners Honorary Recognitions Jury

Among the regional German design awards the Bavarian Design Award is particularly notable being as it is an award exclusively

Following on from the relative inactivity of August September saw us wind back up towards the 2014 autumn design festival

Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014

On Friday October 24th the winners of the Saxony Design Award 2014 – the Sächsischer Staatspreis für Design 2014 –

Swiss Design Award 2014

As is becoming customary Design Miami Basel 2014 provided the backdrop for the presentation of the Swiss Design Award. And

Bundespreis Ecodesign 2013 Exhibition Umweltbundesamt Dessau

Back in November the winners of the 2013 German Federal Ecodesign Award – the Bundespreis Ecodesign – were announced at

Minale Maeda Keystones table 2

As part of the build up to this year’s Kortrijk Design Biennale the winners of the Interieur Awards 2014 were announced

Designpreis Halle 2014 Shira Keret Monolith

On the evening of Tuesday June 3rd the winners of the 2014 Designpreis Halle were announced at a ceremony in

DMY Berlin 2014 Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2014 Exhibition Thread Family Flip Sellin

We recently attended a very interesting talk from Munich based designer Stefan Diez at the Vitra Design Museum in which,

DMY Berlin Award 2014 TON

With DMY Berlin 2014 up and running the field is open for the 2014 DMY Award. An award that this

Designpreis Halle 2014 Stadtbad Halle

On Thursday February 13th the 2014 Designpreis Halle jury met to peruse the entries submitted for this years competition. And

Passagen Cologne 2014 A&W Designer of the Year Werner Aisslinger Exhibition Kölnischer Kunstverein

What would IMM Cologne week be without the official enthronement of the A&W Designer of the Year? One day shorter