Rat für Formgebung / German Design Council

German Design Council

Design means something to everyone. Most often in relation to subjective experiences, names or products. But just what do expressions like designed everyday culture, design management or communication and service design really mean?

In recent years hardly any other topic has undergone such multiplication as design, but nonetheless without relevant information it is not easy to thematically clarify the diversity or even judge the pertinent benefit.

This is precisely where our work begins. As the only centre of competency at national level for the theme complex design, the German Design Council undertakes nationally and internationally all assignments of information and know-how transfer in business, politics, culture and for the public at large.

Focus is on future questions of design and its significance for economic, cultural and social development.

The German Design Council was founded in 1953 on the initiative of the German Parliament. It is the point of contact for all matters relating to the promotion and communication of commercial design in the Federal Republic of Germany. As a public interest foundation under civil law it is invested with the right to inform business, politics and the public on backgrounds and perspectives of design topics and to communicate nationally and internationally the key issues of German design development.


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German Design Council / Rat für Formgebung
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
60308 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 (0) 69 7474860
Fax 49 69 74748619