Are you a design newcomer?

Present yourself in the spirit of Milan!

The international competition ein&zwanzig is aimed at you! Design students and graduates! Talents and newcomers! With innovative product and project ideas in the field of product design and lifestyle you are part of it. Participation in the competition is free of charge. 21 products and product ideas will be awarded, which benefit from worldwide visibility, comprehensive marketing measures and our international network.

Take the opportunity to show your vision to the Who is Who of the design scene and get to know renowned designers and companies in our international network. Present yourselves!

What the German Design Council offers you!

The German Design Council is one of the international centers of excellence in design. With the ein&zwanzig competition, it offers design students and graduates a platform to present themselves effectively to the public.
The top-class jury from the fields of business and design selects 21 designers whose work is presented to an international audience. As a winner, you will travel to the Salone del Mobile 2022 and the German Design Council has a lot to offer you: Participation in the ein&zwanzig exhibition, coverage of travel costs and accommodation, the opportunity to make contacts on site, as well as presentation in the press and social media channels of the German Design Council.

Download of the announcement 2022

ein&zwanzig: Best of Best 2022

Registration deadline

14 January 2022
New registration deadline: 18 February 2022

Online jury session

11 – 13 March 2022

Announcement of the Shortlist

29 March 2022

Announcement of the Winners

11 April 2022
New date: 04 April 2022

Announcement of Best of Best

06 June 2022

Exhibition opening

06 June 2022
Officina 3, Via Tortona 31

Impressions of the exhibition and award ceremony at Tortona Design Week 2019. Video: Birk Poßecker

Winner 2019


Jury members 2022


Eva Marguerre, Marcel Besau

Studio Besau-Marguerre

Nina Bruun

Nina Bruun

Nina Bruun Design Studio

Uli Budde

Uli Budde


Christian Haas, Foto: Markus Jans

Christian Haas

Studio Christian Haas

Mathias Hahn

Mathias Hahn

Mathias Hahn Design Studio
Germany, United Kingdom

Philipp Mainzer

Philipp Mainzer


Nils Holger Moormann

Nils Holger Moormann

Nils Holger Moormann GmbH

Raw Color

Daniera ter Haar, Christoph Brach

Raw Color
The Netherlands

Hanne Willmann

Hanne Willmann

Studio Hanne Willmann

Chen Min

Chen Min Office

Jamie Wolfond

Jamie Wolfond Studio

Bethan Laura Wood

United Kingdom

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Media partner

We would like to thank our media partner

Main media partner of this year's ein&zwanzig is DezeenDezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine with three million monthly unique users. With offices in London, Dezeen also runs Dezeen Jobs, Dezeen Awards, and Dezeen Showroom.

ndion is the media partner of ein&zwanzig 2022. ndion is the content platform of the German Design Council, which has been committed to the economic, cultural and social relevance of design, brand and innovation since its foundation in 1953.