Foundation information and legal notice

Responsible for the content of the website:

Rat für Formgebung|German Design Council
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
D-60327 Frankfurt am Main
Phone +49 69 74 74 86-0
Fax +49 69 74 74 86-19
Email: info(at)

Authorised representatives and legally responsible persons in accordance with the German Press Act (Pressegesetz):
- Andrej Kupetz, Chief Executive Officer Rat für Formgebung|German Design Council
- Lutz Dietzold, Managing Director Rat für Formgebung|German Design Council

Value-added tax identification number DE 114237464

The German Design Council is a foundation under civil law.

The legal notice also applies to the following social media profiles:

Regarding Images Displayed on the Website

We have received the written consent of individuals depicted on this website. However, if we have infringed on the right of personal portrayal and you take issue with the depiction, please contact us via e-mail or telephone. We will then immediately remove the image.


The web page design as well as content contributions are protected under copyright law. This applies in particular to texts, images, graphics as well as audio, video or animation files, including the arrangement thereof on websites. Modifications are prohibited. Information provided for the purpose of downloading (brochures, forms, pamphlets, etc.) may be saved and printed out for personal use. Reproduction and evaluation of, for example, press releases for example are permitted, provided the source is cited. Otherwise the publication (including in the internet), modification or commercial use of all contents (or portions thereof) are permitted only with the prior consent of the German Design Council.


The information contained on this website was carefully compiled and reviewed according to the best of our knowledge and belief. The German Design Council shall be excluded from any liability for damages resulting from the use or misuse of information provided on this website, insofar as this is legally permissible. Furthermore, we shall be liable only within the scope of statutory provisions for any damages caused by the accessing or downloading of data, by computer viruses or by installing or using software.

Websites of Third-Party Providers/Links

This website also contains links identified as such or references to third-party websites. By offering the link, the German Design Council is merely providing access to the use of this content. Therefore, links to third-party websites are not an endorsement of the content on these sites. This does not involve approval of the content of the linked pages of the third party. Therefore, we accept no responsibility for the availability or content of such websites and no liability for damages or injuries that result from the use – regardless of what kind – of such content. The provider of the respective website assumes the sole liability for this. The German Design Council checked the content of the other website at the time of initial linkage to determine whether it could potentially cause civil or criminal liability. Content incorporated thereafter unfortunately cannot be checked anymore. The German Design Council shall immediately remove the link to this website if it determines, or if it is suggested by others, that a particular website for which a link was provided could potentially cause civil or criminal liability.

Data Protection

Protection of your data

Protection of your data is of the utmost importance for the German Design Council and we comply with all established data protection regulations. With this privacy statement, we would like to explain how your data is handled.

Personal Data

We collect data for the following inquiries:

  • participation in a design award.

Information is collected based on the type of inquiry and may include the form of address, title, first name, last name, institution of higher education, position, street, zip code, city, country, telephone number, e-mail address, company, value-added tax identification number and website.

The German Design Council in Social Networks

In addition to the website, we are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+. You can gain direct access to social networks through the incorporation of social bookmarks on the website. We use your data provided in connection with this service purely for the purpose of providing you with the respective page and do not become privy to your login data.

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This website utilizes Piwik, an open-source software for the statistical evaluation of visitors accessing the website. Piwik uses so-called 'cookies', which are text files that saved on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information created by the cookie as a result of your use of the website is saved on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymised immediately after the processing and before it is saved. You may disable the installation of cookies by adjusting the respective settings of your browser software; however, we would like to point out in such cases that you may no longer be able to use all the features offered by this website to the full extent.


You may view your data we have saved at any time. Furthermore, you may object to the storage of your data.

Please send a request to:
Rat für Formgebung|German Design Council
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 49
D-60327 Frankfurt am Main

Or send an e-mail to presse(at)