The extent to which products influence the environment and our everyday culture is determined greatly by their design. The German Federal Ecodesign Award, which was launched in 2012 by the Federal Environment Ministry and the German Environment Agency, in cooperation with the IDZ, recognises innovative products and concepts that embody high ecological and aesthetic aspirations. The overarching objective is to promote innovation and to support the market introduction and diffusion of environmentally sound products via a high-profile award. For companies and designers, the competition provides a platform for showcasing products and ideas of outstanding ecological- and design quality.

The International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), with the support of a project advisory board, has been commissioned with the development of the competition format and -implementation.

1/15–4/9/2018
IDZ Event

Call for Submissions 2018: Good design has nothing to hide
German Federal Ecodesign Award

The German Federal Ecodesign Award is looking for products, services and concepts that convince through design quality and ecological credibility.

Projects can be submitted from 15 January to 9 April 2018 online (in German language) via: bundespreis-ecodesign.de






Exhibition and Workshops


The winners and nominees of the award are presented in a touring exhibition, accompanied by a series of events on the subject of ecodesign.

The exhibition and the accompanying programme are part of the environmental communication and network project »Ecodesign as contribution to an environmental conscious and material-efficient product design«, with professional and financial support of the German Federal Environmental Foundation. The programme aims to raise awareness for ecodesign and it's practice among small and medium-sized enterprises, design bureaus and agencies.


1/15–2/18/2018
IDZ Event

Exhibition at MIK Museum Information Kunst Ludwigsburg
Ecodesign for SME

The kick-off event for the environmental communication project and the opening of the touring exhibition take place in Ludwigsburg on 15 January 2018.
From 15 January till 18 February we are showcasing the exhibition of the winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 at the MIK Museum Information Kunst in Ludwigsburg.

Monday, 2/12/2018
IDZ Event

Workshop „Ecodesign“
at MIK Ludwigsburg

On February 12, 2018, Dr. Ulrike Eberle will conduct a workshop on the topic "Ecodesign: Evaluating products and services on environmental and sustainable aspects" at MIK Museum Information Kunst in Ludwigsburg. Participation will be for free.

To register please send an e-mail to medien@ludwigsburg.de .

5/29–6/3/2018
IDZ Event

Exhibition at the 30th Coburg Design Days
Ecodesign for SME

From May 29th to June 3rd, the exhibition "New Conceptions" with the winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 will be part of the 30th Coburg Design Days.

Details about the program will be available soon.

10/16–11/5/2018
IDZ Event

Exhibition at the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts
Ecodesign for SME

From Otober 16th to November 5th, the exhibition "New Conceptions" with the winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2017 will be presented at the Grassi Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Leipzig.



More information on locations, dates and the accompanying programme:
www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de/en/


Past events

9/29–11/19/2017
IDZ Event

Exhibition at Darmstadt

From 15 September till 19 November we are showcasing our exhibition "More than beautiful: The winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016" at the Designhaus in Darmstadt.
The vernissage takes place on 29 September.

Tuesday, 9/12/2017
12.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Open jury exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 und 13 September the jury exhibition of this year's competition will be open to public visit. The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Wednesday, 9/13/2017
10.00 am–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Open jury exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 und 13 September the jury exhibition of this year's competition will be open to public visit. The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Tuesday, 9/12/2017
10.00 am–12.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Guided tour through the jury exhibition 2017 at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 September, a guided tour through the exhibition of this year's competition will take place in the special exhibition area of ​​the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin from 10 am to 12 pm. The tour will be in german language.

Please register via the calender on the German Federal Ecodesign Award’s website calendar: www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de/de/calendar

The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Monday, 11/27/2017
6.00 pm–10.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Awards Ceremony at the Federal Ministry for the Environment

The awards ceremony takes place on 27 November 2017 in the Federal Environment Ministry. Admission by invitation only.

Saturday, 10/7/2017
2.00 pm–3.30 pm

Workshop "Digital Tools for sustainable development"

During the annual designerinnen forum conference the Designhaus Darmstadt will offer a workshop on "Digital tools for a sustainable development" by Stefan Bohle (futurestrategy).

Application: designerinnen-forum.org

Saturday, 10/7/2017
10.30 am–11.30 am

Lecture "Die Matrix von mehr als schön"

During the annual designerinnen forum conference the Designhaus Darmstadt will offer a lecture on "The matrix of more than beautiful" by Dorothea Hess, who will be talking about evaluating environment and design, product-life-cycles, and the effect on every-day life culture as well as the process and criteria of conducting evaluations according to the sustainability-codex.

Application: designerinnen-forum.org

Wednesday, 9/13/2017
10.00 am–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Open jury exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 und 13 September the jury exhibition of this year's competition will be open to public visit. The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Tuesday, 9/12/2017
12.00 pm–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Open jury exhibition at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 und 13 September the jury exhibition of this year's competition will be open to public visit. The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

Tuesday, 9/12/2017
10.00 am–12.00 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Guided tour through the jury exhibition 2017 at Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin

On 12 September, a guided tour through the exhibition of this year's competition will take place in the special exhibition area of ​​the Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin from 10 am to 12 pm. The tour will be in german language.

Please register via the calender on the German Federal Ecodesign Award’s website calendar: www.bundespreis-ecodesign.de/de/calendar

The museum's entry fee amounts to 8 Euro (reduced 4 Euro).

Location:
Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin
Sonderausstellungsbereich
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

7/13–8/27/2017
IDZ Event

Exhibition at German Environmental Agency in Dessau

The opening of the touring exhibition "more than beautiful" at Federal German Environment Agency in Dessau takes place on 13 July 2017. Speakers will be Dr. Thomas Holzmann, Vice President of the Federal German Environment Agency, and Dr. Claudia Perren, Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. The exhibition with the winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016 will be shown at the UBA foyer until the end of august 2017.

For directions and opening hours please visit: umweltbundesamt.de

Monday, 7/17/2017
10.00 am–6.00 pm
IDZ Event

Workshop about ecodesign in education
at the German Environment Agency Dessau

At 17 July there will be a workshop about ecodesign in design education for free at the German Environment Agency in Dessau. It is open for companies, design teachers, students as well as designers who are interested in sustainable design. The workshop is at no charge and will be held in German language.

More information
Registration

Friday, 6/30/2017
IDZ Event

Circular Design @OSCEdays
Agora Rollberg, Berlin

In cooperation with Berlin Partner for Economy and technology, IDZ arranges an event in the context of OSCEdays Berlin 2017 focussed on circular design: how can designers contribute to closed loop recycling management? It includes lectures, best practice examples, a discussion, a world cafe and information about aids for projects.

Programme: community.oscedays.org

To participate for free, please register via hannes.lebert@berlin-partner.de with your name and institution or company.

Further information about the OSCEdays: oscedays.org

Tuesday, 5/30/2017
4.00 pm–6.00 pm

+Material seminar: HELLER-LEDER
WissenschaftsForum Berlin

Sustainable design requires knowledge and experience of new materials. On 30 of May the BAU International Berlin and IDZ invites for a lecture focussed on producing eco-friendly leather.

Frank Fiedler, CEO of HELLER-LEDER GmbH & Co. KG, talks about tanning and graftage of high-quality leather. HELLER-LEDER sets a high value on ecological dyeing using leaves of olive trees.

Tuesday, 5/23/2017
4.00 pm–6.00 pm

+Material seminar II: TABU, colours of wood
BAU International Berlin

Sustainable design requires knowledge and experience of new materials. On 23 of May the University of Applied Sciences BAU International invites for a lecture focussed on dying woods.

TABU, the world leader in dyeing wood introduces their sophisticated and advanced technologies. In +MATERIAL seminar, TABU and Prof. Alessandra Angelini, the long term experimental research partner of TABU, will present their state-of-the art products, sharing their stories how to explore the potentials of natural-industrial materials to create one of the most innovative wood product in the world.

bauinternational-berlin.de

Thursday, 5/11/2017
IDZ Event

Exhibition in Berlin

On 11 Mai the exhibition “More than beautiful” will be shown in the framework of the conference „Wider die Verschwendung III“ of the German Federal Environment Agency at Jerusalemkirche Berlin.

Registration to the conference „Wider die Verschwendung III“
Catering expenses: 20,00 €

3/21–4/9/2017
IDZ Event

Exhibition at MIK Ludwigsburg

The kick-off event for the environmental communication project and the opening of the touring exhibition take place at Scala in Ludwigsburg on 20st March at 7 p.m.

From 21st March till 09th April we are showcasing the exhibition of the winners and nominees 2016 at the MIK Museum Information Kunst in Ludwigsburg.

Monday, 3/27/2017
IDZ Event

Workshop about Ecodesign
at MIK Ludwigsburg

On March 27, 2017, Dr. Ulrike Eberle will conduct a workshop on the topic "Ecodesign: Evaluating products and services on environmental and sustainable aspects" at MIK Museum Information Kunst in Ludwigsburg. Participation will be for free.

To register please send an e-mail to medien@ludwigsburg.de .

Wednesday, 4/5/2017
12.30 pm–1.30 pm
IDZ Event

German Federal Ecodesign Award
Guided tour through the exhibition at MIK Ludwigsburg

The "Museumspause" is a guided tour through the exhibition "More than beautiful: The winners and nominees of the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016" by Tanino Bellanca. It starts at 12.30 am and costs 5 €, coffee included.




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