German Design Award 2016

German Design Award 2016 Nomination: Special Mention for our model »finn«

We are delighted about the nomination for the German Design Award 2016 for our model »finn«. An international jury of experts has given us the award for outstanding design quality:

  • Special Mention: »finn«, in categorie furniture

more about »finn« German Design Award



The German Design Council

The premium prize of the German Design Council

The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most wellrespected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.


The competition sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners: thanks to the unique nomination process, products and communication design services are only invited to participate if they stand out demonstrably thanks to their design quality.

Special Mention

The distinction Special Mention is awarded to works whose design features particularly successful subaspects or solutions – an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers.

The sponsor

The German Design Award is conferred by the German Design Council, Germany’s leading brand and design authority. Its mission is to present the latest developments on the German design scene. Established in 1953 as a foundation on the initiative of the German Bundestag, it supports the economy Page 2/4 in consistently achieving brand value through design. This makes the German Design Council one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. In addition to business associations and institutions, the exclusive network of foundation members includes, in particular, the owners and brand managers of many well-known companies.

The German Design Award sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners: in the nomination process, panels of experts from the German Design Council invite only those products and communication design services to participate in the competition that demonstrably set themselves apart from their competitors thanks to their design quality. All awards are determined during a two-day jury session. Since its premiere in 2012, the German Design Award has grown rapidly: At the time, approximately 1,500 entries were presented to the jury. This year there were 3,400 entries, 57% of them in the area Excellent Product Design and 43% in the area Excellent Communications Design. 33% of the entries come from abroad. A total of 42 products/projects from both categories were presented with the Gold award.

The jury

The jury of the German Design Award 2016 is made up of design experts from various disciplines. They come from the world of business, education and science as well as the design industry and are recognised leading authorities in their respective fields.

German Design Council