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 contribution over a period of 3 years and awards green cards to 3 GDG‘s for the shortlist of the annual ein&zwanzig exhibitors in Milan. Hereby, the German Design Council aims to increase the visibility of graduates of German design schools and give them a chance to present themselves.


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.

In addition, at least one participant of the German Design Graduates’ Show is given an opportunity to take part in the Ambiente Talents programme. This includes free exhibition space in one of the two Talents areas at the trade fair, in the immediate vicinity of prestigious exhibitors from the consumer goods industry.

Ambiente Talents

About Nils Holger Moormann

Nils Holger Moormann positions himself somewhere between conventions and makes himself comfortable amidst his furniture which are all a bit like himself – ascetic, thoughtful, with a small, almost imperceptible wink. As an autodidact and free spirit, Nils Holger Moormann has, developed furniture with a reduced form language and precise solutions to detail with a number of mostly young, unknown designers, since 1982.

The guilding principles: simplicity, intelligence and innovation colour the company’s entire philosophy. From the original company headquarters in Aschau to the purist design of FNP – a classic in its own right – and the unusual guesthouse ‘berge’, with Nils Holger Moormann any new ideas will certainly not be put off until tomorrow.


Nils Holger Moormann supports German Design Graduates financially and is Jury member for the Design praxis ambassadors in order to select projects for the German Design Graduates Show.


About Swiss Krono

SWISS KRONO TEX GmbH & Co. KG produces high-quality, ecological, sustainable and healthy wood-based materials on the basis of debarked native pine and spruce woods. The company understands environmental protection to mean the safety and health of their employees as well as the “health” of nature.


Swiss Krono supports the German Design Graduates Initiative as material sponsor with panel materials for the realisation of the exhibition furniture.

Swiss Krono