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!

The registration phase for ein&zwanzig has ended.

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. In addition, the winners benefit from the comprehensive range of services and support that the German Design Council offers young up-and-coming designers.

Download of the announcement 2021

ein&zwanzig: Best of Best 2021

Best of Best awardees Ivo Erichsen and Tobias Bihlmeyer in an interview


Registration deadline

extended until: 16 April 2021


Online jury session

May 2021


Announcement of the Shortlist

07 June 2021


Announcement of the Winners

02 August 2021


Announcement of the Best of Best

06 September 2021

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

Winner 2019

Social Wall

What is happening right now?

The competition ein&zwanzig is telling a lot of stories. Share your impressions with us and the world and post them with comments in a social network with the hashtag #einundzwanzigmilan

Media partner

We would like to thank our media partner

Media partner of this year's ein&zwanzig is Dezeen. Dezeen is the world's best-known and most influential architecture and design magazine with 2.5 million monthly users. With offices in London and New York, Dezeen also runs Dezeen Jobs, the global job fair for architecture and design.