About German Design Council

The German Design Council considers promoting young talent as one of its core tasks. It facilitates the introduction of young design talents into the professional world and increases their visibility with the international young talent competition ein&zwanzig and the endowed newcomer award of the German Design Award. The finalists of both competitions are connected with the German Design Council‘s network and have the opportunity to make relevant contacts.


The German Design Council supports the German Design Graduates with a financial grant over a period of three years and awards Green Cards to 3 GDG’s for the shortlist of the annual one&twenty exhibition in Milan. In this way, the German Design Council wants to help increase the visibility of graduates of German design schools and give them an opportunity to present themselves.

In addition, the Institute for Design Research and Appliance (IfDRA), which is based at the German Design Council, will for the first time this year award prizes for works from the field of design research.

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About Ambiente

Ambiente is the leading international trade fair and the world’s number one in products associated with dining, cooking, household items, furnishings and ornaments, interior design, gifts, jewellery and fashion accessories. It is “The Show” for the entire industry. The breadth and width of its unrivalled product range make Ambiente unique throughout the world. Ambiente 2019 featured 4,460 exhibitors from 92 countries, attracted some 136,000 trade visitors from 167 countries and presented classic and innovative products over a period of five days. Moreover, this most important global consumer goods exhibition offers a wide range of industry events, programmes for newcomers, trend presentations and award ceremonies, and it belongs to the Messe Frankfurt portfolio of events.


Ambiente is supporting the German Design Graduates’ Show 2019 with a financial donation.