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The next-generation competition 'ein&zwanzig': vernissage in the Zona Tortona, twenty winners and one 'Best of Best'

Milan, 3 April 2017

The vernissage for 'ein&zwanzig' was held today in the Zona Tortona. This international competition and its awards were initiated by the German Design Council to support young designers at the start of their careers. 'The high quality of so many international entries fills me with pride,' commented Andrej Kupetz, the executive director of the German Design Council and chairman of the jury.

Next-generation competition ein&zwanzig: The German Design Council presents 21 design newcomers from around the globe in Milan

Frankfurt, 15 March 2017

The winners of 'ein&zwanzig', the international competition for the next generation, have been selected! A total of 574 works from 36 countries were submitted in the first round of the competition. 'The intricacy and complexity of the projects entered is surprising, and reflects the transformation of the discipline,' said Andrej Kupetz, chairman of the jury and executive director of the German Design Council.

The shortlist for 'ein&zwanzig', the international competition for the next generation, is complete

Frankfurt am Main, 7 March 2017

From 4–9 April 2017, the German Design Council will present the works of twenty-one upcoming talents during Tortona Design Week as part of the Salone del Mobile 2017 in Milan. The names of the twenty-one contestants will be announced on 13 March. The shortlist of the top 56 projects with a chance of receiving a spot in the exhibition in Milan is now available at

Studio Besau-Marguerre creates the exhibition design for the international next-generation competition ein&zwanzig

Frankfurt am Main, January 11th, 2017

The Hamburg-based design studio Besau Marguerre came up with the exhibition design for the presentation of the winners of the international next-generation competition 'ein&zwanzig* ('twenty-one'), which the German Design Council is hosting for the first time this year. Only three years ago, the designer duo Eva Marguerre and Marcel Besau themselves were among the finalists for the 'Newcomer' prize of the German Design Awards in 2014. Today, their portfolio includes noteworthy projects such as the furnishing of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, the city's renowned concert hall. During Tortona Design Week 2017 in Milan, they will stage the works of the twenty-one young winners of the 'ein&zwanzig' competition with an innovative exhibition featuring impressive imagery that highlights the visionary intention of the award and showcases the winning products.

Talented designers wanted in Milan! With the international competition 'ein&zwanzig', the German Design Council is promoting the designers of tomorrow

Frankfurt am Main, 21. November 2016

Via the 'ein&zwanzig' competition, twenty-one up-and-coming designers will be given the opportunity to exhibit their prototypes during Tortona Design Week 2017 at the Salone Del Mobile in Milan. In addition to the chance to take part in the world's most important design event, the German Design Council will enable the winners to establish contacts within its unique network that will open up long-term perspectives for them.