Rat für Formgebung | German Design Council


  • Culture and Creative Industries

Type of Design

  • Architecture
  • Communication and Graphic Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Design Management
  • Design Strategy and Brand Consulting
  • Exhibition, Fair and Event Design
  • Interior Design
  • Packaging Design
  • Product and Industrial Design
  • Service Design and User Research
  • Transportation Design
  • Typography
  • Urban Planning
  • Universal Design
  • Web, Apps, UX and Interface Design

Services and specializations

Exhibitions and Conferences
Competitions and Events


The German Design Council is one of the world’s leading centres of expertise in communication and knowledge transfer in the area of design, brand and innovation. It was created in 1953 by the Bundestag (the German federal parliament) and endowed by the Federation of German Industries. For more than 65 years, it has been working to promote the competitiveness of German companies.

Through its competitions, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and publications, the German Design Council has contributed tremendously to the transfer of knowledge in the fields of design, innovation and branding. Today, the German Design Council’s circle of members and benefactors is made up of more than 340 domestic and foreign companies employing over three million people.



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